What’s the Hype About the Outlander PHEV?
The Outlander PHEV, or Petrol-Hybrid-Electric-Vehicle, is a modern SUV with a novel electric twist. The Outlander PHEV is capable of being run in different modes, one of which is 100 per cent electric. It has everything that’s great about the Outlander with extra features. It is particularly appealing to inner-city customers who perform short trips.
One big reason that hybrids are popular with drivers is that it allows them to save more at the fuel pump and they have the option to avoid it for longer during high price periods. The three different driving modes allow you to get the exact efficiency you need depending on where and how you are driving.
Minimal Emission Commuting
If you do most of your driving in and around the city, it’s possible that you can operate almost entirely with the electric engine as it has a range of up to 54km. Running your car on electric mode during short trips around the city is an excellent way of minimising your emissions.
Fast charging stations for electric vehicles are being deployed nationally at an ever-increasing rate. The Outlander is capable of taking advantage of these stations to achieve an 80 per cent recharge in just 20 minutes.
An Electric All-Terrain Vehicle?
The Outlander PHEV XLS 4WD is everything you could possibly want in a midsize SUV for weekend trips into the backcountry. You might expect to sacrifice power for efficiency but that’s not the case! The PHEV is the only plug-in electric hybrid with super all-wheel control capability and SUV-sized cargo space. This means you can do whatever you’d normally do with your SUV, while significantly cutting down on your fuel consumption.
Of course, the latest Outlander PHEV also has all the latest safety features including:
- Blind Spot Monitoring System with lane change assistance
- Front collision mitigation with pedestrian detection
- Acceleration sensor
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- 7 airbags
Contact Simon Lucas North Shore to Test Drive an Outlander PHEV Today
If you live in Auckland and want to test drive an Outlander PHEV, Simon Lucas North Shore is the place to go. We have the widest selection of Mitsubishi vehicles in the area. We are one of New Zealand’s most awarded Diamond Mitsubishi Motor Dealerships. We stock both new and used cars across a wide range of vehicle classes.