By on June 23, 2014

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV may not be coming to the United States until sometime between the autumn of 2015 and early 2016, but United Kingdom customers are already lining up at their local dealerships for a test drive of the SUV that can be had for the same price as its diesel sibling.

Cambridge News reports one particular dealership, Duxford Motor Group, had conducted 23 test drives during the two-day launch of the PHEV earlier this month, with 40 to 50 parties rebooked for test drives due to its fiscal popularity. According to sales executive Alex Dunn, the Outlander PHEV retails for £28,250 ($48,150 USD) — which includes a government tax credit of £5,000 ($8,522 USD) — the same price as the 2.2-liter diesel variant, and comes with other benefits, as well:

100 per cent write-down in first year, which is a first for employers, and if you’re an employee it’s 5 per cent Benefit in Kind which is astonishing. This is one of very few vehicles which is congestion-charge free and it’s not a little car, it’s a five-seater four-wheel drive vehicle, so it ticks so many boxes fotr [sic] people who perhaps wouldn’t have come to our door before – fans of all the big brands are coming to see us. It’s a tough car too – rock-solid and super-reliable.

The PHEV has an all-electric range of 32 imperial miles before the 2-liter gasoline engine takes over, and delivers 148 mpg between the engine and two electric motors.

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11 Comments on “Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Big In The UK...”


  • avatar
    kkop

    ‘Imperial mile’?? FYI: is same as US mile. It’s the gallons you need to watch :-)

  • avatar
    CoreyDL

    I’m sure we know already whether it’s “super-reliable” eh?

    “($48,150 USD)”
    LAWLZZZZ. RX450h AWD OR F-Sport. Take your pick.

    But we’ll get it in late 2015 or early 2016, when it looks even more outdated than it already does, and you lose 65% of your money when you take delivery. Brilliant.

    • 0 avatar
      notferris

      The car has been on sale for 18 months elsewhere in Europe and Japan.
      While perhaps not yet confirmed by a 3rd party, reliability (whether good or bad) is known.
      Regarding the “outdated styling”, when the U.S. version of the PHEV Outlander is released as a 2016 model, it will be the mid-cycle refresh which will feature a completely restyled front (see 2016 Model Year paragraph):
      http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/mitsubishis-future-plans-include-hybrids-major-model-overhaul.html

    • 0 avatar
      05lgt

      I pick the 450h, the extra torque and improved city mileage are worth much more than some extra gears and a button to make a semi lux into something jouncy and loud.

    • 0 avatar
      dtremit

      Except the RX450h retails for £44,495.00 in the UK (before the tax break). That’s almost $76k. Nice try, though.

  • avatar
    brianyates

    I wonder if it will share any Citroen/Peugeot underpinnings as in the past.

    • 0 avatar
      Spike_in_Brisbane

      I think it’s the other way around. The Peugeot 4007/8 and the Citroen C-Crosser were both built by Mitsubishi in the Netherlands based on the Mitsubishi Outlander. The Jeep Compass is also an Outlander by another name. There is a lot of Mitsubishi DNA in cars around the world.

  • avatar
    DAC1991

    The Outlander PHEV is also a huge success in the Netherlands. Thanks to different fiscal incentives, it was #12 in 2013 (8730 units), while it is #6 so far this year (4536). It was even some months the best selling vehicle in the Netherlands, something Mitsu never achieved before. Not even its predecessor, which was made in the Netherlands (the current one is not, because Mitsu sold the plant). Other European countries even had to wait for the PHEV because of the success it enjoyed here. However, Outlander PHEV’s are becoming quite popular with thieves as well…

  • avatar
    natrat

    rx450 not even close as it’s more a luxo barge and the mitsubishi a more spartan truck and most importantly it’s a plug in and capable insane mpg for short distances

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