MITSUBISHI Australia has the enviable place of ‘first mover status’ in terms of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV place in this region, and were being it not for some thing identified as the Holden Volt, the 3-Diamond model would have been the first to sell a PHEV in Australia, time period.
But when the company’s first plug-in, the 2013 Outlander PHEV, would go on to only account for roughly two per cent of all Outlander product sales, Mitsubishi’s 2nd exertion at a mass-market PHEV guarantees to make a bigger splash.
With a price tag of entry $1500 below the Outlander PHEV but with near to a $13K top quality more than the petrol Eclipse Cross and the most affordable PHEV currently being $5700 much more than the most highly-priced combustion-only model, Mitsubishi prefers to see electrified variants present at a stage above the regular Eclipse Cross family. Even so, it is by no usually means cheap.
Nevertheless, when the Outlander PHEV had the electrified SUV market very much all to itself for much of the last 8 years, the Eclipse Cross PHEV have to do fight with rivals like the Kia Niro, MG HS and much more common hybrids like the terribly well-known Toyota RAV4 hybrid.
Is the Eclipse Cross recipe right ample to see off these stiff opposition?
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