Mitsubishi will start sales of its plug-in hybrid Outlander PHEV in March and the car will come with two electric motors, one each to drive the front and rear axles to retain four-wheel drive. On battery power alone, the hybrid Outlander will be capable of 32 miles without the need for the 2.0-litre petrol engine’s intervention. Carbon dioxide emissions come in at 44g/km. Top speed in electric-only mode is 75mph and Mitsubishi says the battery pack can be quick charged in 30 minutes. Crucially for Outlander customers, the hybrid model can still tow up to 1500kg to retain its all-round versatility as an SUV.