Mitsubishi has added a new member to the Outlander family in the UK and the its called the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Yes, it is the hybrid version of the Outlander which has finally arrived in the UK. The Outlander PHEV is one of the most special products for Mitsubishi as the same is the result of years of research and Mitsubishi is betting big on the SUV.
The car is so clean that it has easily qualifies for the £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant that the government offers. Just to give you an idea of how environmentally friendly the car is, being a 5-seater and 4WD capable vehicle it only emits 44 g/km of CO2. Interested buyers can make a booking from this week while the car is expected to arrive in the UK dealerships in May.
Powering the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an interesting combination of technologies including a Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control-equipped 2.0 liter petrol engine and two permanent magnet synchronous electric motors installed at the front and rear. Each of the motors puts outs a max of 60 kW and peak torque of 137 Nm (front) and 195 Nm (rear).
Working in conjunction with this innovative drivetrain is a new Twin Motor 4WD system that transmits power independently to the front as well as rear wheels. The Outlander PHEV also equips Mitsubishi’s Super-All Wheel Control system that enhances the driving dynamics of the car. The car can be driven in three different modes: EV Drive, Series Hybrid and Parallel Hybrid, the last one of which is activated only on high speeds.
Mitsubishi has also taken care of specification part and offers plenty of features on the PHEV. These include Privacy glass, 18” alloy wheels, Dual-zone climate control air conditioning, Cruise control, Leather steering wheel , Steering wheel audio controls, Electric folding/heating mirrors with indicators, Bluetooth hands-free, Reversing camera, Sat-nav with HD 7-inch touchscreen, Power tailgate, Electric sunroof, Mitsubishi Remote Control and more.
After the grant, the entry-level GX3hOutlander PHEV will cost £28,249 while the GX4h and GX4hs variants are priced at £32,899 and £34,999 respectively.