The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the nation’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle, but that hasn’t stopped the Japanese carmaker making improvements to range-topping Juro spec. What exactly is new though?
Well to answer that question simply – more tech. Priced from £33,499 (after the government grant), the new model now boasts an electronic parking brake with brake auto hold, as well as smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Also included is a reversing camera and something called EV Priority Mode.
What EV Priority Mode does is to allow the driver to operate the car without the engine firing up. This means that the car can be driven in full electric mode without the engine cutting in like an over enthusiastic actor trying to deliver his line. If you do want the engine to support the batteries however, that is still an option.
These new features add to the pre-existing ensemble of 18″ alloy wheels, cruise control, heated front seats, climate control and the Mitsubishi PHEV app. That’s on top of a hybrid system that offers a class-leading electric range of wait for it… 33 miles. A bit of a pain if you happen to work 34 miles away. CO2 emissions come in at 41g/km and the official mpg figure of 166mpg.
The new Outlander PHEV Juro is available to order now.