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Mitsubishi launches first 4×4 PHEV van

A sturdy load bed, capable of handling around 500kg, is installed in the rear of  the vehicle at the same height as the loading sill. This can be accessed from the  rear hatch or through the two side load doors. The van is also capable of pulling  a 1,500kg trailer.

Priced at £23,373 after the Government’s PiVG grant, the Outlander 4Work is capable of travelling up to 32.5 miles on electric power alone. In combined use it  emits just 44g/km and boasts an official fuel figure of 148mpg. As a commercial vehicle it also benefits from a 100% first year capital allowance this year.

'The Outlander Gx3h 4Work represents a significant cost reduction for companies running fleets of vans and independent businesses that need a reliable all conditions, all-weather workhorse,' said Mike Thomas, general manager of product planning for Mitsubishi Motors.

The van boasts 18” alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, brake regeneration paddles, cruise control and speed limiter, remote keyless entry and auto wipers. It also comes as standard with Mitsubishi’s super all-wheel control (S-AWC) traction system that makes four wheel drive available at the push of a button.

Price: £23,373 after the PiVG + VAT

Fuel consumption: 148mpg

Emissions: 44g/km CO2

VED: £225

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Written by Dan Gilkes

Dan has been a commercial vehicle and construction equipment journalist for almost 30 years. An automotive engineer and former fleet manager, he has driven almost every van, pickup and truck that has been launched in Europe over that time. As editor of VFW, his aim is to keep readers up to date with the latest developments in the light commercial world.

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