MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV AWARDED 'BEST PLUG-IN VEHICLE' BY COMPANY CAR AND VAN

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been crowned ‘Best Plug-in Vehicle’ for 2019 by Company Car and Van magazine. The award was presented recently at the headquarters of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, which is based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV finished 2018 as the UK’s best-selling plug-in vehicle, with 8,701 new vehicles having been registered. The no-compromise Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV combines SUV versatility with 4WD and an electric drivetrain. This, along with a petrol engine for longer journeys, has been key to its success. Thanks to ultra-low emissions of 40.3g/km* and its EV range of 33 miles*, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV also attracts the lowest possible Benefit-in-Kind taxation rate of 13 percent.

Company Car and Van is a motoring magazine and website aimed at the managers of small to medium fleets and company directors with vehicle fleets less than 100 units. This is the inaugural awards presented by Company Car and Van, making the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV the very first vehicle to receive this award.

Andrew Walker, Editor and Publisher, Company Car and Van said: “Whilst the original Outlander PHEV offered customers a very useable and viable electric range, the 2019 version has been technically enhanced to give an even better real-world performance. Whilst the gains may not seem much, trust me, it makes a big difference, especially if you can plug-in at home or at work. The Outlander PHEV also comes with a reasonable asking price & better quality both inside & out than previously. The Outlander PHEV is still a good bet for those not quite ready to go full-on electric.”

Clive Messenger, Head of Corporate Sales and Field Management, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK said: “The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is an important vehicle for Mitsubishi Motors in the fleet sector. It’s not just the financial benefit and potential to save hundreds of pounds in fuel costs every year, but also the real-world experience of living with a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV that really works and benefits many customers.”

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is available from £36,755 OTR** and customers seeking to live with PHEV for 24-hour can find out more at www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/new-cars/outlander/phev/24-hour-test-drive

*Figures quoted are NEDC equivalents (based on official WLTP testing) which are used to calculate VED and BIK rates. Official WLTP EV range is 28 miles, WLTP emissions of 46g/km.

**On The Road price includes VED and first registration fee. Metallic paint extra.

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors’ DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.

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