Staff at the dealership in Bridge Road invited customers to the event at the health club in Wheatsheaf Lane where they got a chance to take the family 4×4 SUV for a drive. They also held workshops to demonstrate key points, such as charging the vehicle, the Plug-in Car Grant, company car taxation and fuel economy.
The busy evening followed the highly successful national press launch of the Outlander PHEV that generated unprecedented coverage, which in turn generated significant interest in the vehicle.
Saul Hodder, Brand Manager at Chertsey Mitsubishi, said:
‘It was a really busy evening and thanks to all the excitement that has built up around Outlander PHEV we had plenty of people coming along 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 as a result.’
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 (post-grant).
It also benefits from £0 Vehicle Excise Duty – which means no road tax has to be paid – and it’s congestion charge-free too. In addition, the Benefit in Kind (BIK) for company car drivers is just 5%, 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.
What’s more, being a Mitsubishi, the comfort and safety of the car’s occupants is assured, with a five-star Euro-NCAP rating ensuring peace of mind for drivers and passengers alike.
‘We’re all really excited to see the Outlander PHEV arrive in the showroom. 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. It’s quite simply a game-changer.
‘The vehicle is extraordinary, it’s very different to other hybrids and we have already seen that our customers will love it.’
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the only 4×4 SUV to qualify for the Plug-in Car Grant. It is also the only plug-in hybrid on the market to be priced at the same level as the diesel equivalent, once the Plug-in Car Grant has been taken into account. This makes the Outlander PHEV a viable alternative to a conventionally powered vehicle.
For more information or to arrange a test drive of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, contact Chertsey Mitsubishi on 01932 575040 or visit the dealership at Bridge Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8JX.