The commercial version of the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV plug-in hybrid goes on sale in the UK, and as it’s a commercial it still qualifies for the plug-in grant.
It’s going to be interesting to see what happens to sales of plug-in hybrid cars now the government has scrapped the tax-payer incentives for plug-ins.
But despite the grant for plug-ins effectively being binned, you can still get a plug-in grant if you’re buying a commercial vehicle – and it’s worth more and is less strict on qualification criteria too.
So if you want to grab a plug-in hybrid van, it need only to have emissions of less than 75g/km and be able to do 10 miles as an EV to qualify. And if it does, you get a grant of up to 20 per cent of the price up to a maximum of £8k.
As the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial – basically an Outlander PHEV without back seats and with blanked-off back windows – qualifies, you get 7,900 taxpayer pounds off the price, so you pay just £25,113 plus VAT.
For that you get an Outlander PHEV with a full height bulkhead behind the front seats, a flat load area 1,650mm long and 1,000mm wide and an 800mm high tailgate for easy loading.
Car comforts abound with 18″ alloys, heated windscreen, heated seats, HVAC scheduling, reversing camera, Infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and DAB. And the plug-in powertrain is exactly the same as the 2019 Outlander PHEV.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Commercial is now on sale in the UK.