First drive review: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

James Batchelor
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

AOL Cars gets a very early first drive of Mitsubishi's game-changer – their new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV). But does it deliver?

What is it?

It's a world first! Expected to hit the UK market in August/September 2013, this will be the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV. Mitsubishi says the car offers the best of three worlds – the environmental conscience of an electric vehicle (EV), the cruising range of a conventionally-powered car and the the on- and off-road capabilities of an SUV. It will sit alongside the diesel version in the Outlander range, and comes in a unique shade of blue (other colours are available), a few styling tweaks, different instrument dials and a gear selector.