Mitsubishi has launched a new LCV version of its Outlander PHEV 4x4.
The latest Commercial variant of the plug-in hybrid is based on the facelifted version of the Outlander passenger car launched last year.
As with that model, the new Outlander PHEV Commercial is powered by a 135hp 2.4-litre petrol engine and two electric motors, with a maximum combined output of 230hp.
Under official NEDC-correlated figures it achieves a combined fuel economy of 159mpg, a pure-electric range of 33 miles, and CO2 emissions of 40g/km (respective figures under more realistic full WLTP testing are 139mpg, 28 miles and 46g/km).
With an electric motor on each axle the vehicle remains four-wheel drive at all times, and the driver is able to choose between normal, snow and lock drivetrain settings.
The Outlander PHEV Commercial features a floor-to-ceiling bulkhead, which is solid at the base with the top half comprising a protective metal mesh.
The load area is 1,650mm long, 1,000mm wide between the wheel arches, and 800mm high at the tailgate, with a maximum payload of 510kg.
Based on the entry-level Juro trim level from the Outlander PHEV passenger car, standard equipment on the Commercial includes 18in alloy wheels, a heated windscreen, heated seats, a heater and air-con scheduler function, a reversing camera, an electronic parking brake, and a touchscreen multimedia system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth connection, and DAB radio.
The Outlander PHEV Commercial is available to order now for £25,113, excluding VAT but including the government’s £7,000 Plug-In Van Grant.