According to Mitsubishi Motors’ website, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is now for sale in Australia. Mitsubishi called it the first plug-in crossover hybrid SUV. The manufacturer’s suggested price for the vehicle is $49,990 to $54,990 AUD. You might wonder why you shouldn’t just purchase a conventional hybrid instead? Aren’t they much cheaper?
Not in the long run. Plug-in hybrids such as this crossover can be recharged using the grid in the comfort of your own home overnight, enabling you to take advantage of the lower cost of electricity, keeping the gasoline engine off for a longer time. Gasoline is far more expensive than electricity, and conventional hybrids rely on gasoline much more often. If you have a solar system at home, that creates even more of an incentive to buy a PHEV!
Apart from that, this spacious 5-seater crossover SUV achieves an impressively low fuel consumption of 1.9 L/100 km (Based on the official ADR 81/02 test cycle).
Other features worth noting include the fact that it can use electric propulsion up to 100 km/h (62 MPH), so you can drive at the speed limit on highways, without burning gasoline.
Other features include:
- 2.0L DOHC MIVEC engine.
- 5 seats.
- HEV & PHEV engine – motor.
- Front fog lamps.
- Dusk sensing headlights.
- Rain sensing wipers.
- 7 SRS Airbags.
For the Aspire version of this vehicle:
- Chrome exterior door handles.
- Leather seats with front seat heaters.
- Power tailgate.
- Power sunroof.
- Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM).
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
- EV Remote System.
Source: Mitsubishi Motors Australia.