The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, still the UK’s most popular plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, has been revised for 2020 into a new six-model line-up.
For the 2020 model year, all Outlander PHEVs benefit from revised seating with electric lumbar support, re-contoured rear seats, and a revised dashboard with new climate controls.
From there, the Outlander splits into six distinct models, starting with the entry-level Verve. It’s still generously equipped, with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control (remotely controllable via an app), keyless entry, rear parking sensors, cruise control, power-folding door mirrors, automatic headlights and wipers, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
This is followed by the Design which, in return for an extra £1,000, gains 18-inch alloy wheels and a larger eight-inch screen for the infotainment system, itself revised with a more intuitive interface, plus of course Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a reversing camera.
The Dynamic brings with it leather upholstery, eight-way adjustable electric driver’s seat, black headlining, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
Topping off the range is the Exceed, with diamond-quilted leather upholstery, LED headlights, 360-degree camera, heated steering wheel, power tailgate, rear USB charging ports, and TomTom navigation.
Also available are two additional models – Dynamic Safety and Exceed Safety – that add forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, misacceleration mitigation, automatic high-beam control, and front and rear parking sensors to their base configurations.
All Outlander PHEVs are powered by a 2.4-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine developing 135 ps, coupled with two electric motors – a 60 kW/137 Nm unit in the front, and a 70 kW/195 Nm motor in the rear – plus a 13.8 kWh lithium-ion battery.
With a full charge, the Outlander has an electric-only range of around 28 miles, while official figures suggest CO2 emissions of just 46 g/km and economy of 139.7 mpg.
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Prices
|Outlander PHEV Verve||£35,455|
|Outlander PHEV Design||£36,455|
|Outlander PHEV Dynamic||£38,555|
|Outlander PHEV Dynamic Safety||£41,055|
|Outlander PHEV Exceed||£40,955|
|Outlander PHEV Exceed Safety||£43,455|