A series of small changes might make the all-wheel drive Outlander plug-in hybrid a slightly more practical proposition.
Okay, an increase in pure electric range from 32 to 33 miles (52 to 54 kilometres) definitely won't be noticed, but battery recharge time has been usefully cut. Replenishment to 80% capacity via a rapid charger now takes 25 minutes, which is five minutes quicker than before.
Additionally, an improved regenerative braking system has contributed to better efficiency figures. On the official combined cycle, the 2017 Outlander PHEV achieves 166.1 mpg (1.7 l/100km) instead of 156.9 mpg (1.8 l/100km) as previously. Carbon dioxide emissions meanwhile are down by 1 g/km to 41 g/km.
New features include an EV Priority Mode that ensures the 2.0 litre petrol engine doesn't start up when driving. Also fitted for the first time are an electronic parking brake and a brake auto-hold function.
Mitsubishi is offering the revised Outlander PHEV in a choice of 3h, 4h, 4hs, 5h or 5hs trim grades. Prices start at £34,749 (excluding the government's £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant).
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