Mitsubishi revises range-topping Outlander PHEV

Written by Ellie

The plug-in hybrid version of Mitsubishi’s Outlander has been a runaway success for the Japanese car maker, especially in the UK, where it remains the best-selling plug-in vehicle.

It is easy to appreciate the popularity of the SUV, which introduces a super efficient petrol-electric powertrain that unlocks zero-emission motoring where possible before switching over to a petrol engine when things get a little more demanding.

This means motorists get the best of both worlds and it’s all wrapped-up in a stylish and spacious SUV.

You should expect to see even more Outlander PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in the wild soon, after Mitsubishi announced revisions to the Juro – the high specification Outlander.

Standard equipment for the range-topper now includes an electronic parking brake with brake auto hold, smartphone link display audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, DAB and a reversing camera.

All this comes in addition to features that were already included on the Juro, such as cruise control, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and the Mitsubishi PHEV app, which allows pre-heating of the interior.  

There’s also now an EV priority mode which, when activated, allows the driver to operate the vehicle in electric mode without the engine starting, provided there is sufficient charge in the batteries, meaning the driver enjoys optimum efficiency with minimum fuss.

On electric power alone, the Outlander PHEV can travel for 33 miles before calling on the 1.8-litre petrol engine and on a combined cycle, it emits just 41g/km of CO2 and returns a mammoth 166mpg.

The Outlander PHEV Juro is available to order now, with prices starting from £33,499 after the plug-in car grant is applied.

Natalie Brinkley, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: “Mitsubishi has really stuck gold with the Outlander PHEV and by fleshing out features on the range-topping model, sales of the plug-in SUV can only increase.”

Posted on 29th March 2017

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