August 8, 2014, 11:20 am
Traditionally, if you wanted to buy an SUV you would have to make a huge compromise on your vehicle’s fuel economy. These low returns on petrol put this type of vehicle out of many people’s budget, simply because they would be unable to afford the high running costs. Here’s how the Outlander PHEV will put a stop to tradition.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV brings in an entirely new dimension to the traditional SUV with a 2.2 litre diesel or 2.0 litre hybrid engine which produce an extra-urban mileage of 61.4mpg and 148.3mpg respectively. To put this in perspective, the hybrid engine in the Toyota Prius only returns 70mpg and has become the ‘go to’ car for environmentally conscious individuals and companies.
If running costs are something that concern you, then you’ll be delighted to hear that thanks to the low emissions produced by the Outlander PHEV there is zero road tax to pay (at the time of writing). Not only is this fantastic for the environment, but it is one less sum you have to fork out for every year.
While the return on fuel is a fantastic incentive for many people, it isn’t the only thing that makes the new Outlander a fantastic vehicle. Unlike other hybrids, the Outlander is a four wheel drive vehicle that captivates all the off-road capabilities that Mitsubishi are famous for delivering. This gives it a huge advantage over other fuel efficient vehicles and opens up the market for a much wider audience.
There are two options available for seating with Mitsubishi offering a standard five seat and a seven seat option for larger families. Thanks to the five star NCAP safety rating you know everyone on board will be well protected in the case of a collision, giving you that extra peace of mind you need when driving around your little ones.
Long journeys are taken easily under the wheels of the Outlander, as it offers a smooth and quiet drive with plenty of interior room for the driver and all the passengers. If you have no need for the rear seats, then they fold flat, giving you a huge amount of room for whatever you want to carry around.
It’s not just families who will love this car, businesses will too! This vehicle’s low emissions mean that business users will be able to receive benefit-in-kind (BIK) taxation. What these means is that company car drivers who choose the Outlander PHEV will pay only 5% tax as BIK as opposed to the 25% or more that other business users will pay.
Another benefit of the low emissions means that a company purchasing the Outlander PHEV will be able to claim 100% of the cost of the car against its profits chargeable. When compared to the maximum of 18% per annum of other cars this is a huge amount of savings for businesses, even if they only have a small fleet.
While it may not produce the performance of the Lancer Evolution, the Mitsubishi Outlander hybrid PHEV isn’t slow. Both engines will take you from a standstill to 62 miles per hour in just a shade over 10 seconds and will top out at around the 120mph mark, retaining its sporty appeal even with fantastic fuel economy.
Unlike many other crossovers, the Outlander retains the rugged performance of a true utility vehicle while still being smooth and sophisticated on the roads. The six speed gear box gives you a quiet ride when on the motorways while the four wheel drive provides plenty of grip for cornering or driving off-road.
If you want to get a taste of the future then book a test drive today and find out whether the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the vehicle you’ve always been looking for.Back to News