Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Arrives In UK Showrooms Minus Premium Price

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
mitsubishi outlander phev arrives in uk showrooms minus premium price

Already available throughout Europe, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is now just arriving in United Kingdom showrooms at a post-credit price tag of £28,249 ($47,000 USD).

Autoblog Green reports the plug-in hybrid SUV without the £5,000 credit would start at £33,249 ($55,000 USD), but with the credit, the starting price is around the same level as its diesel-powered sibling, thus allowing UK consumers to pick the SUV they want without worrying too much about affordability.

As for what they will get out of their Outlander PHEV, the hybrid has a range of 32 miles in all-electric at a limited speed of 75 mph, and can tow over 3,000 lbs.

On sale now, the first SUVs will arrive in May, with the PHEV arriving in the United States in 2015, which will share a facelift with its U.S.-based gasoline-powered twin. No word on how the PHEV will be priced in the U.S.

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  • Zackman Zackman on Apr 04, 2014

    Is this a real Mitsubishi? Looks suspiciously like a disguised Dodge Journey to me. That's not necessarily a bad thing, is it? After all, it was once said that the Dodge Journey was possibly the world's finest vehicle! Anyway, it's available with a diesel in Europe, perhaps a manual, it's kind of a wagon, so, is it available in brown? If so, step right up, have we got the vehicle for you!

  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Apr 04, 2014

    I'm sure the four or five recent Mitsubishi owners will come out of the woodwork and disagree, but I don't trust a company who can barely build a competent ICE powered vehicle to pull of EVs of any kind. Partnering with PSA or Renault (or whomever I can't recall) for bread and butter cars doesn't sound like a horrible strategy. But Mitsu should focus on performance, not EVs. Build two models, some kind of fake SUV (err "CUV") and a near roaster or hatch such a what Eclipse was back in the day. Give both monster horsepower and optional stick, and chase niche buyers with high margin unique product.

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    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Apr 04, 2014

      @natrat I don't know much about the brand to make a specific argument, but in my limited knowledge Evo is similar in mission to the Subaru WRX. I'll buy the Subaru all day long over the Mitsu anything, so for Mitsu to succeed they need create a more unique product and differentiate themselves. Back in the day Subaru produced the SVX. They were seldom sold but the concept of being different was there. Build something along those lines, or maybe a sleek hatch. Turbo only, sport mode trans only with stick option, no base models, price it in the mid 30s to start. Now duplicate the same product as a four door CUV. CUV != economy due to drag coefficient alone, people buy them because they like them, just like they enjoy 600cal doughnuts for breakfast and wonder why they are so fat. Going EV might help in the economy regard but then again you're buying an high tech EV from a company barely in business in the US. I'm more likely to buy an ICE from you than something similar to what Tesla is cooking up.

  • Big Al from Oz Big Al from Oz on Apr 04, 2014

    @u mad scientist Hopefully this will work better, the link for economic freedom. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/2014_World_Map_of_the_Index_of_Economic_Freedom

  • Old Man Pants Old Man Pants on Apr 05, 2014

    That front end... ugghhh... All that is missing from the fluid-pressure-squooshing-out-baby-alien motif is a slime coating.

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