Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Gets Van Version In UK

AUG 26 2014 BY MARK KANE 5

Rear seats will be removed in van version

Rear seats will be removed in van version

Mitsubishi opened ordering books for the Outlander PHEV commercial vehicle version in the UK with expected deliveries this October.

Instead of rear seats, Outlander PHEV CV will have a huge load space with rubber floor covering. Windows in the rear doors will be blacked out and given a body color treatment.

While the base Outlander PHEV GX3h starts from £28,249 deducting £5000 plug-in vehicle grant, the Outlander PHEV GX3h 4Work van will start from £29,524 after the Plug-in Van Grant (£8,000 or 20%, which in this case is £7,381). Before incentives, the price is £36,905 ($61,200).

Will there be demand for the first plug-in hybrid van in the UK? You can bet we’ll be tracking sales of this PHEV van closely.

The ‘standard’ Outlander PHEV is not expected to arrive in the US until MY 2016 in the late fall of 2015.  We imagine by then this model would also be available as part of the lineup.

Source: Motoring Research via Green Car Reports

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I wonder if the floor is stiff enough with the batteries in it to produce a pickup? That might make 2016 interesting

Why don’t they just build a PHEV commercial van? No sliding door on the side – no headroom inside – you’d think those two things alone would be deal breakers.

I guess they are aiming at the utility vehicles that have to service the gas network or power lines. These have to be able to go off road and often need to be able to tow a significant load (http://www.automotoportal.com/article/mitsubishi-l200-takes-pole-position-with-national-grid).

I guess there are plugin vans on the horizon although IMO most vans do a high mileage on the motorway so a Diesel would be a better option than a PHEV. Obviously there is a place for the BEV vans which IMO are a really good solution for the inner city delivery van.

Renault Kangoo ZE has had some success…It is a good option for those who do a lot of city delivery, although not available in the US.

I think this will appeal to quite a lot of small builders etc in the UK.
If you are in the city, you are going to get better mileage from this than a diesel, and financially if you are in London you save £10 a day against the diesel and its a no-brainer.

This is smart enough for people to want to drive it outside of work too, so I think it will be a hit.