MITSUBISHI Australia has the enviable position of ‘first mover status’ in phrases of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV area in this place, and have been it not for anything referred to as the Holden Volt, the A few-Diamond model would have been the to start with to offer a PHEV in Australia, interval.

 

But although the company’s to start with plug-in, the 2013 Outlander PHEV, would go on to only account for roughly two for every cent of all Outlander product sales, Mitsubishi’s 2nd work at a mass-market PHEV promises to make a more substantial splash.

 

With a cost of entry $1500 down below the Outlander PHEV but with shut to a $13K high quality about the petrol Eclipse Cross and the most affordable PHEV getting $5700 extra than the most high-priced combustion-only design, Mitsubishi prefers to see electrified variants present at a degree previously mentioned the regular Eclipse Cross family. Even so, it is by no usually means low cost.

 

However, although the Outlander PHEV experienced the electrified SUV market fairly a great deal all to by itself for a great deal of the final eight yrs, the Eclipse Cross PHEV ought to do struggle with rivals like the Kia Niro, MG HS and extra conventional hybrids like the extraordinarily preferred Toyota RAV4 hybrid.

 

Is the Eclipse Cross recipe proper adequate to see off these rigid competitors?

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