Range revisions enhance Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV appeal
Mitsubishi has updated the Outlander PHEV with new trim levels and increased standard equipment.
Following last year’s heavy revisions that brought a new 2.4-litre petrol engine, more powerful electric motors and longer, 28-mile range, the latest updates introduce a six-model line-up based on a new naming structure and priced from £35,455.
Building on the model’s continued appeal with private and fleet drivers, despite the Government axing the Plug-in Car Grant for plug-in hybrids, the new range structure comprises Verve, Design, Dynamic, Dynamic Safety, Exceed and Exceed Safety trim levels and sees revised seating with electronic lumbar support fitted as standard on all models along with re-contoured rear seats for more comfort and support. The dashboard has also been revised to accommodate new climate controls and larger infotainment systems.
Equipment on the new, entry-level Verve trim brings features including DAB radio, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless operation, rear parking sensors, a rear spoiler, cruise control, electric folding door mirrors, LED DRLs, headlamps washers, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and a programmable climate control system.
The new Design trim, priced from £36,455 OTR, adds 18-inch alloy wheels, Mitsubishi’s new eight-inch Smartphone Line Display Audio (SDA) system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a more intuitive interface than the outgoing version and integrated reversing camera display.
The Dynamic, priced from £38,555 OTR, builds on this with leather upholstery with an eight-way adjustable electric driver’s seat, black headlining, blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert, while the top Exceed variant, priced from £40,955 OTR, adds integrated TomTom satellite navigation, diamond quilted leather upholstery, LED headlights with LED high beam, LED front fog lights, 360-degree camera, heated steering wheel, power tailgate and twin rear USB sockets.
The Dynamic Safety (£41,055 0TR) and Exceed Safety (£43,455 OTR) add Forward Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Ultrasonic Misacceleration mitigation System, automatic high-beam and front and rear parking sensors to their respective specifications.