2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV cornering

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review

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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a company car tax marvel. Although it’s based on the regular diesel-engined version of the Outlander, this PHEV model is a petrol-electric hybrid, bringing low CO2 emissions that result in a low benefit-in-kind car tax bracket.

Essentially, it can be driven by the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre petrol engine, by the electric motors and batteries alone, or a combination of the two. Those batteries can be charged on the move by the petrol engine, or the car can be plugged into the mains.

As a result, against conventionally powered rivals such as the Skoda Kodiaq and Nissan X-Trail, the Outlander PHEV will potentially save company car taxpayers thousands of pounds in tax payments. And because it can run on pure electric power, many will be able to travel to work and back after an overnight charge, using no petrol at all

So, is it worth considering over its conventionally powered rivals? Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions.

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There are 3 engines available for the Outlander 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
2.2 DI-D
Diesel engine is eager enough but can be a bit clattery, although it does settle when c...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxManual, Auto
0-62 MPH10.2 secs
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2.0 CVT
We are yet to try out this variant...View engine
Fuel Petrol
0-62 MPH13.3 secs
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2.4 PHEV Auto
This hybrid has a 2.4-litre petrol engine coupled with a hybrid drivetrain with front a...View engine
Fuel Petrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
0-62 MPH10.5 secs
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