UK drive: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi has given its hybrid SUV, the Outlander PHEV, a much-needed makeover. AOL cars gets behind the wheel to see if it's feeling its age.

What is it?

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been one of the UK's best-selling hybrid vehicles since it arrived on the market four years ago. At the time, it was one of the only full-sized family hybrids, and canny Mitsubishi priced it identically to the diesel Outlander to heighten the appeal further.

However, as the years have progressed, so has the hybrid market, and so the Outlander PHEV has been joined by a variety of rivals produced by some capable manufacturers. We're testing Mitsubishi's attempt to keep the car up-to-date – a facelifted model with new tech and a plusher interior.