The brand new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a full up, family sized 4x4 SUV with utilises electricity and petrol to return an official fuel consumption of 166 mpg. The combination of power trains results in 41g/km providing financial benefits with no compromise in terms of practicality or go-anywhere, all weather drivability. The Outlander PHEV combines the knowledge and experience with four wheel drive practicality of the Shogun and the cutting edge performance technology of the Lancer Evolution. The PHEV is the worlds first 4WD Plug-in Hybrid SUV. A piece of automotive history and congestion charge exempt!
The Outlander PHEV looks and drives very much like its diesel sibling. Life with the Outlander PHEV us cost effective, comfortable and very convenient. The batteries will recharge fully in less than 4 hours from a 240V/16V socket on a dedicated circuit or you can use one of the thousands of public charging points in the UK. You can even use your smartphone to remotely control the charging. Life with the PHEV is very quiet. Recgonising early on that no engine noise can increase awareness of road and wind noise, the PHEV has been insulated more than usual to reduce noise. The Outlander PHEV returns phenomenal fuel economies in real world driving and is designed to remain in pure electric mode whenever possible at speeds of upto 75 mph.
As the engine of the Outlander PHEV doesn't operate during EV driving, it generates no heat, instead an electric heater uses the water pump to circulate hot water and warm the cabin. Furthermore, you can pre-set both the heater and the air conditioning to activate prior to your journey for optimum comfort.
Adaptive Cruise Control System (ACC) is a fantastic technology and safety feature which uses radar installed in the front grille to judge distances between itself and the vehicle in front, and automatically adjusts the vehicle's speed to maintain trrhe designated distance. When there is no vehicle in front it acts like a conventional cruise control system.
The Mitsubishi PHEV has cool styling, cushioned surfaces and a solid build. The PHEV boasts heated seats, dual zone climate control air conditioning and a state-of-the-art, multi function navigation system to name just a few.
The PHEVs interior space is impressive. The interior is just as spacious as that of the standard Outlander. The front row of seats are set perfectly at hip height, whilst the second row decline for greater comfort and split 60:40 and fold and tumble to provide an enormous boot.