This is a quick walkaround of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle), actually showing the first one we sold.
The Outlander is a good size vehicle, providing plenty of space inside for five people.
It has a large boot, though this loses some height to provide storage for the home charge 13A cable and for the usual car items (tools, first aid kit, etc.).
The PHEV has a Type 1 socket for home charging, same as a Nissan Leaf. However, it also has a Chademo rapid charger socket which arguably is a bit out of place since the PHEV battery isn’t really big enough to justify rapid charging; a full charge at one motorway services would only just give you enough charge to get to the next services before you would have to charge again.
Instead for any long journey you would almost certainly just use the 2.0l petrol engine – the obvious benefit of having a PHEV in the first place.
For news and reviews of the Outlander PHEV see here.