Such is the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, it’s easy to forget that there’s a non-plug-in hybrid version of the SUV on sale.
With prices starting at £28,085, the Outlander petrol undercuts its headline-grabbing sibling by around £7,500 and offers the added bonus of seven seats.
For 2020, CO2 emissions from the 2.0-litre petrol engine have been cut to 169g/km, reducing the first-year VED rate by £325.
Further updates include a larger 8.0-inch infotainment system with DAB radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a built-in TomTom sat-nav on top versions.
The climate control panel has been redesigned, while the driver’s seat now features lumbar support. In the back, rear-seat comfort is improved thanks to additional ergonomic padding.
Design and Exceed
For 2020, the new entry-level Outlander will be the Design version, which offers seven seats, four-wheel drive, automatic transmission and the new 8.0-inch touchscreen as standard.
The Outlander Design also packs 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, keyless entry and start, automatic lights and wipers, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and privacy glass.
The top-spec Outlander Exceed adds leather seats, 360-degree camera, TomTom sat-nav, LED headlights, heated steering wheel, electric tailgate, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and two USB ports in the rear.
In Design trim, the Mitsubishi Outlander costs £28,085, while the Exceed is priced at £30,385. The new Mitsubishi Outlander petrol is in showrooms now.
Mitsubishi updated the Outlander PHEV in September. On sale since 2014, it’s the UK’s most popular plug-in hybrid vehicle, offering an all-electric range of 28 miles and CO2 emissions of 46g/km.
PHEV prices start from £35,455 for the Verve trim, rising to £43,455 for the Exceed Safety.