Mitsubishi Outlander Phev

2014 - PRESENT

Mitsubishi Outlander-Phev

THE WORLD’S FIRST 4WD PLUG-IN HYBRID SUV

For decades those in the know have known Mitsubishi to be the clever car company, but this must be the cleverest car of them all. The brand new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a full up, family-sized 4x4 SUV which utilizes both electricity and petrol to return an official fuel consumption of 148mpg.

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The combination of power trains results in emissions of just 44g/km, providing startling financial benefits yet with absolutely no compromise in terms of practicality or go-anywhere, all-weather drivability. It is the ultimate in intelligent motion. It is the new car which will set the benchmark by which all others are judged. Little wonder it has been called the game changer. Back in the 1960s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation recognised the role that electricity could play in powering cars. We spent over 40 years developing this technology and were the first to launch a mass produced electric vehicle in the UK - the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The Outlander PHEV combines this knowledge and experience with the four-wheel drive practicality of the legendary Shogun and the cutting-edge performance technology developed for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. It is the world’s first 4WD Plug-in Hybrid SUV. It’s not just a new SUV, it’s a new piece of automotive history.

From the outset this generation Outlander was designed to be available with drivetrains for both an internal combustion engine and as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The diesel Outlander is acknowledged to be a refined and relaxing car and to offer all the high-vantage, big vehicle protection you want in a mid size SUV, so this is exactly what you get from the Outlander PHEV too. It can transport five people in spacious comfort, or swallow a couple of mountain bikes whole and take you to all the most exciting places in which to use them. It can travel at speeds of up to 106mph (where permitted) and go for hundreds of miles between trips to the fuel pump. And, because it’s been designed to run in electric mode as soon and as often as possible, the financial benefits are both indisputable and exceptional.

  • EXEMPT FROM VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY
  • EXEMPT FROM LONDON CONGESTION CHARGE
  • ULTRA LOW TAX BENEFITS FOR COMPANY CAR DRIVERS

Benefit-in-Kind tax is just 5% of the list price (as opposed to around 25% on an equivalent diesel) and this is fixed until at least the end of the 2015/2016 tax year. In practice it means that the annual company car tax payable on a PHEV is just £665, and that’s for a 40% tax payer; the resulting tax saving over three years can easily hit five figures! There is just 5% tax on fuel benefit too, instead of 25% or more, which amplifies the tax savings by many more thousands of pounds. It’s actually like having a £5,000 a year pay rise!