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Alex Grant

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 9: Number Crunching

Just over a year ago, many motoring pundits were gloomily predicting that the plug-in hybrid might be about to lose its shine. Prematurely, perhaps, the £2,500 grant funding available for these cars was withdrawn with almost no warning – to plenty of criticism. A full calendar year forward, I’m not convinced this technology has had […]

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 8: Not Just Hot Air

October has landed and, with it, some familiar routines. The Outlander has become filthy almost overnight, an iOS update has wreaked havoc with my CarPlay apps (Waze!) and I’m finding cabin pre-heating is a must-have feature. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir here, but there are plenty of reasons why Joe and Jo Public

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 6: A Design for Life

SUVs have become the automotive industry’s Swiss Army knife, merging estate car load space, MPV visibility and that rugged kerb appeal drivers seem to have an unending appetite for. Europeans bought a record 29.8 million of them last year, according to JATO Dynamics, and some manufacturers are dropping other products to make way for an

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 5: Getting Connected

When historians reflect on the early part of the 21st century, it might well be the smartphone that gets recognised as one of this era’s most transformative technologies. Whether it’s live streaming events before reporters, fuelling the growth of social media, or the ability to remotely check and control your central heating and lights, that

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Update 4: Part of the family

It’s funny how your priorities change as life throws new commitments your way. Ten years ago I’d probably have been enthusing about the Outlander PHEV’s electrically-boosted 223hp and Lancer Evolution X platform sharing. These days, with a need to transport three kids aged five or less, I’m enjoying some very different qualities. When even leaving

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Update 3: Best of Both?

I hit what I guess must be a PHEV milestone this month. Flying into Heathrow Airport (not a cheap place to plug in) after an early start, I did a non-stop run back to Cardiff and had a double dose of range anxiety, fully depleting both of the Outlander’s “tanks” by the time I got

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