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Facelifted Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV revealed

Date: 20 January 2017   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV - the UK's best-selling ultra-low emission vehicle - has been facelifted for 2017.

Highlights include a (very slight) increase in the car's electric-only range - to 33 miles, from 32 - and a reduction of the model's CO2 emissions by 1g/km of CO2 to 41g/km. Meanwhile, the car's average fuel consumption has improved by 6.4% to 166mpg.

On sale now, the revised Outlander PHEV costs from £34,749 excluding the Government's £2,500 plug-in car grant.

Mitsubishi claimed the car has notched up 26,600 sales since its introduction into the UK in 2014.

Other than the efficiency updates mentioned above and a new exterior colour, the facelifted Outlander PHEV includes an 'EV priority mode' that allows the driver to start the car on battery power alone, assuming there is enough charge. Also new is the addition of an electronic parking brake, as is a brake auto hold function. This makes performing hill starts easier, as it holds the car for a few seconds if you release the footbrake on an incline.

The middle and top trim levels now feature pedestrian detection functionality, while the middle variant includes blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert features as standard.

It comes with 18-inch alloy wheelsas standard, as well as a touchscreen media system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity.

Driver assistance kit, meanwhile, includes a rear view camera and cruise control with a speed limiter.

The middle trim, 4h priced from £39,999, adds blind spot warning and rear cross traffic assist, while the 4h also includes leather upholstery and an upgraded infotainment system with built-in sat-nav.

Meanwhile, the top-spec 5h model, which is priced from £43,899, adds nappa leather, twin USB charging points in the back seats, a rear spoiler and an Alpine stereo system.

The Outlander comes with a five-year/62,500 mile warranty.