SWINDON Mitsubishi held a special event to mark the launch of the game-changing Outlander PHEV.

Staff at the dealership in Paddington Drive, Bridge-mead, laid on a buffet and welcomed people to see the family 4x4 SUV, with workshops to demonstrate key points, such as charging the vehicle, the Plug-in Car Grant, company car taxation and fuel economy. Smartphone app demos were also given.

The busy two days followed the launch of the Outlander PHEV that generated unprecedented coverage.

Tyler Owen, sales executive at Swindon Mitsubishi, said: “It was a really busy couple of days and thanks to all the excitement that has built up around Outlander PHEV we had plenty of people coming in who were keen to take the vehicle for a test drive.

"The workshops provided us with a really good opportunity to explain all the exciting things PHEV can do and we had a number of sales.”

The Outlander PHEV meets the high levels of criteria needed to qualify for the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant for ultra-low emission vehicles, and prices range from £28,249 to £34,999.

It also benefits from £0 Vehicle Excise Duty – which means no road tax has to be paid – and it’s congestion charge-free too.

The Benefit in Kind for company car drivers is just five per vent, which is a virtual pay rise of thousands of pounds per year.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV boasts lots of other clever touches too. As well as the smartest hybrid technology on the market, an app is available which, among other things, enables owners to heat the car in the morning and charge it while they sleep.

The Outlander PHEV is the first SUV plug-in hybrid in the UK market that boasts 4WD capability with an EV range of 32.5 miles and emissions as low as 44 g/km. 

Contact Swindon Mitsubishi on 01793 645600 or visit the showroom in Paddington Drive, Bridgemead, Swindon.