Prices for the PHEV Plug-in hybrid look very competitive, starting at well under £35,000 after subtraction of a £2,500 government Plug-in Vehicle grant. Price range all the way up to around £45,000. Expect a decently high spec to come as standard across the range. Even base variants gets niceties like 18-inch alloy wheels, climate control and cruise control. Top versions get niceties like leather seats, a heated steering wheel, a DAB radio, self-levelling LED headlights and a 360-degree camera.
Safety's well covered off too, particularly near the top of the range where you get features like a 'Lane Departure Warning' system and 'Adaptive Cruise Control'. Thee's also 'Forward Collision Mitigation', one of those systems that scans the road ahead as you drive at urban speeds, looking for potential accident hazards. If one is detected, you'll be warned. If you don't respond - or aren't able to - then braking will automatically be applied to decrease the severity of any resulting accident. Finally, there's also one feature we haven't seen before - Mitsubishi's 'Unintended Acceleration Mitigation System'. This detects cars parked to your front or rear when you're starting up and, if necessary, will actually automatically brake the car to prevent accidents that might otherwise be caused by unintended acceleration. Neat.