Green car – which model will it be?
The requirements I had on the car was, plenty of space for photographic equipment, plenty of room for the family, a car with four wheel drive and a car with plug-in hybrid tecnology. With those requirements, it was not so many options left other than Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid. All other cars were either two-wheel drive or too small. There is the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid but it costs twice as much and the reviews has not been that great.
I run a business as a photographer and it is in my business I´m going to purchase the car in the form of leasing car. Owning a Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid as a company car means you will pay just 5% tax as Benefit In Kind compared to the 25% or more that most business users will pay and thats a extra treat.
Used or new car?
I started to look around for a used Outlander but when I compared it the price was the same for a 2015 model year in model GX4h which has 5000 km on the meter as a brand new 2016 model GX3h. This is because you get when you buy a qualified green car in Sweden that qualifies for the Plug in Car Grant support from the Government, you get £3100 (until last dec 2015) . The extra equipment level GX4h also cost £4600 more than GX3h which I don´t think it is worth. Benefit In Kind tax is also higher with more equipment. 2016 model year is also updated on 100 points compared to the 2015 model year. GX4h model also has full leather seats which I don’t like, I think it will be too cold in winter and too hot in summer. GX3h models only have leather on the side part of the seats while the middle part is made of a different fabric, which Mitsubishi calls Comfort Tech. It is a functional fabric whichMitsubishi claims to be neither too cold during winter or too hot in the summer. I like that better, we’ll see how it works in real life.
Now I’ll just need to test drive a car and talk a bit with a car salesman before it´s settled.
Link to Mitsubishi’s website about the car:
Mitsubishi Outlander Plugin hybrid, PHEV
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