17.9.2019Mitsubishi boosts kit on Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi has refreshed its Outlander PHE again, this time focusing on improved equipment levels and a new range of trims.
Headlining the changes is a new naming system for the trims on offer. Previously, Mitsubishi focused on alpha-numeric names, but now the core range consists of six new names: Verve, Design, Dynamic, Dynamic Safety, Exceed and Exceed Safety.
The new trims coincide with improved equipment levels across the board, including a new, larger eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and TomTom navigation, and is standard from Design trim upwards.
All models feature heated front seats, automatic lights and wipers, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone climate control, keyless start, and cruise control. Moving up the trim levels includes features such as leather upholstery, LED headlights, powered tailgate, and 360-degree parking camera.
Those with ‘Safety’ as part of the trim name include a suite of safety systems that include forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam, and front and rear parking sensors.
On this occasion, the powertrain remains the same as before, though it was recently the subject of improvements from Mitsubishi’s engineers. A new 2.4 litre petrol engine was fitted, alongside a larger capacity battery for improved electric-only range. As such, the Outlander PHEV will cover 28 miles on a charge, return 139.7 MPG, and emits 46 g/km CO2.
Pricing starts at £35,455 for the new Outlander PHEV range, with Design trim expected to be popular at only £1,000 more, though with the new infotainment system and other kit offering excellent value for money. Add in the fact that it comes in under the £40,000 Premium Rate for car tax, and it keeps running costs down too.