Looking at the price of the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV on the U.K. market is a good sign and we certainly do hope that similar situation will be about this model on the U.S. market. Thing is that the hybrid and plug-in hybrid version are offered with identical price tag like the diesel version.
Original price of this model is set to £33,249 or about $55,000 which after government grant of £5,000 will cost £28.249 or about $47.000. This is done simply to attract additional number of buyers because if there is no economy aspect in this story buyers will not buy these type of vehicles. With hybrid and plug-in hybrid models it will be able to significantly reduce fuel consumption even over the diesel model.
2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Price
Under the hood we have the combination of standard gasoline unit that is helped out with electric motor. This electric unit is strong enough to offer electric only drive up to 75 miles per hour and draws electricity from Lithium Ion battery pack that will be good for about 32 miles of all electric range. Most drivers will find that electric range of about 32 miles or slightly over 50 km is more than enough for most city runs but that it can significantly reduce fuel consumption on trips that will force you to use gasoline engine also.
When it comes to the U.S. market we could hear that because of the battery supply shortages this model will be slightly delayed. Until when it is not known, at this moment about 4000 battery packs are delivered every month but this number should rise to 5000 in the next few months. Even this improvement will not be enough for the U.S. launch we do hope to see some additional improvements and that it will be delivered soon to our market.
There isn’t many rivals on the market to which this crossover belongs. We expect to see it beat all diesel powered models while the gasoline powered versions will be significantly outrun on the fuel economy numbers. Performances will most likely be at a lower level but that is not a most important because we will be still getting decent amount of power.
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Another interesting thing is that the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will have towing capacity of about 3000 pounds which can be attractive to large number of drivers. What we also need to add is the fact that the face lifted model will offered pretty soon and that this should also be applied to the hybrid model as it will be for the gasoline version.
This is not the first time that we are able to see one vehicle delivered with a same price tag in both standard gasoline and hybrid versions. Similar situation was with the Lincoln MKZ that had identical price tag for both models equipped with 2.0 liter EcoBoost turbocharged gasoline model and hybrid that combined 2.0 liter engine and electric motor.