The latest Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Reflex Commercial has gone on sale, marking five years of sales of plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles from the manufacturer.
Since launch, more than 550 examples of the Outlander PHEV Commercial have been registered in the UK and its popularity is growing year-on-year as small business users and Government agencies experience the real-world benefits of a plug-in hybrid commercial vehicle, says Mitsubishi.
It says its latest offering provides British businesses with the benefits of an ultra-low emissions vehicle (ULEV) for deliveries in urban areas, combined with the ability to cover longer distances non-stop when required.
Being classed as an ULEV means the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Reflex Commercial is also eligible for the Government’s Plug-in Van Grant, a discount of £7,642, resulting in an on-the-road CV price of £24,298.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Reflex Commercial is fitted with a full load bay bulkhead, a flat load area measuring 1.65m in length and 1.00m in width between the wheel arches with a maximum payload of 500kg.
Standard specification includes alloy wheels, rear spoiler, rear parking sensors, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, heated front seats, DAB radio, Keyless Operation System and a dual-zone climate control system which can be programmed to warm/defrost or cool the van in advance of a journey.
Based on the same plug-in hybrid technology as the passenger car, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Reflex Commercial also offers a four-wheel-drive system, as well an official fuel economy figure of 139.7mpg, an EV range of 28 miles and CO2 emissions of 40g/km.
A recent survey of Outlander PHEV customers reveals that half their average weekly mileage is driven in electric mode, with 68% charging at least once per day and 90% charging several times (2-3 times or more) per week.