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New Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV now available from £34,255

Mitsubishi Motors UK is taking orders for the new Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid SUV, starting at £34,255 (including the Government's £2,500 plug-in car grant).

The latest iteration of the popular plug-in hybrid version of the Outlander features a new powertrain with a 2.4-litre petrol engine and two electric motors and claims to deliver a zero-emission range of up to 33 miles on a single charge, while returning 159mpg (NEDC Correlated) fuel economy.

The Outlander PHEV has official CO2 emissions of 40g/km (NEDC Correlated), also making it attractive to company car drivers.

Mitsubishi has also published the true WLTP figures of 46g/km and 139mpg. These won’t be used officially until 2020.

Five trim levels are available; Juro, 4h, 4hs, 5h and 5hs.

Juro models feature an electronic pre-heater (and air-con) function, heated front seats, heated windscreen and dual-zone climate control.

The 4h adds a 360-degree camera system, blind-spot warning and rear-cross traffic alert.

Other additions include a leather interior, heated steering wheel and power tailgate. Lighting is enhanced with LED headlamps. 

The 4hs gains Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning.

Also fitted are front and rear parking sensors, Auto High-Beam and an Unintended acceleration Mitigation System. 

Range-topping 5h and 5hs models get premium leather upholstery, heated rear seats and a premium Alpine audio system.

A new Sport Mode brings sharper throttle responsiveness and more grip via the Super All-Wheel Control system.

The steering ratio has also been revised and the power steering ECU re-mapped to offer more responsiveness and feel, while larger front brake discs boosts stopping power.

Mitsubishi says the Outlander PHEV is also quieter and more refined.

Rob Lindley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK is in no doubt of the PHEV's importance to his brand's UK fortunes in recent years.

In 2013 fewer than 1,000 plug-in hybrids had been sold in the UK but following its launch that year Mitsubishi had sold more than 10,000 Outlander PHEVs in 2014 alone.

By November 2015 the Outlander PHEV had amassed 50,000 sales across Europe and by January 2018 it passed the 100,000 milestone. 

Lindley said: “The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV remains the UK’s most popular plug-in vehicle, and the revisions made for 2019 should help retain this status.

"Current year to date sales in the Ultra-low emission sector are up 27.7%, and this is an area of particular importance to us as a brand as we continue to meet consumer demand.

"The ongoing sales success of Outlander PHEV and our other SUVs has meant that we have been able to sustain a period of growth in the passenger car market, with sales up 13.6% year on year."

The new Outlander PHEV is available in dealerships or through Mitsubishi's Buy Online service.

Pricing:

Version

OTR Price*

Outlander PHEV Juro

£34,255

Outlander PHEV 4h

£37,000

Outlander PHEV 4hs

£39,100

Outlander PHEV 5h

£41,000

Outlander PHEV 5hs

£43,100

*OTR price includes £2,500 Plug-in car grant, first registration fee and VED

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