New Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid on the way

The new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV 4WD SUV goes on sale here next month. The entry level ‘Intense’ 2.4L Plug-In Hybrid 4WD petrol/electric version will have a starting price of €39,900 including VRT reduction and the SEAI grant for private customers.

Mitsubishi says that it comes with a high level of technology for all round safety, electric-vehicle and driver focused technology as well as enhanced exterior design, high quality, and a refined interior.

Having achieved a five star NCAP rating, the Japanese manufacturer says that their new Outlander PHEV incorporates top safety equipment including seven airbags (front, side and curtain ) and three Iso-Fix child seat anchors, ABS with EBD and brake assist, active stability and traction control.

It adds that it also features Mitsubishi’s renowned super all wheel control (S-AWC ) with ‘Normal’, ‘Snow’, ‘Lock’ and ‘Sport’ modes, all underpinned by Mitsubishi’s RISE (reinforced impact safety evolution ) body.

The higher level ‘Instyle’ and ’S-Edition’ models are equipped with additional safety specification.

The PHEV Operating System on all specifications includes EV Priority Mode that allows the driver to run the PHEV on electric mode only for up to 45km, Battery Save Mode and Battery Charge Modes.

All models are supplied with Mode 2 and Mode 3 charging cables for home and public charging, as well as quick charger ports. The battery can be charged for as little as €1.38 based on ElectricIreland.ie - NightSaver, night time rate.

There is also an acoustic vehicle alerting system (AVAS ), which acts to warn pedestrians of the approaching vehicle below 35 km/h when in silent EV Mode, where there is no engine noise.

Standard specification on the new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid EV 4WD SUV includes, smartphone link display audio (SDA ) featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six speakers, MW/FM and DAB radio, USB/Bluetooth music player, with two USB ports – front and rear.

It also features an electric parking brake, rearview camera for reversing, keyless operation system, regenerative braking level selectors (behind steering wheel ), dual-zone automatic climate control; Bluetooth® Handsfree system with voice control and steering wheel controls, cruise control and speed limiter, a multi-function four spoke leather wrapped steering wheel with silver accents, LED daytime running lights, rain sensor wipers and dusk sensor headlights and 18” allow wheels.

Mitsubishi also reminds us that it offers an eight year warranty, which includs EV Battery and EV components.

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