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My dealership has emailed, it will be at least 2 years before anything goes ahead and support for the next 10 years.
 

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Take that with a pinch of salt. Most dealerships will choose to find a new brand to sell new (Colt may even sign them all up to one of the Chinese brands), at which point their interest in supporting Mitsubishi will decline and the specialists will take over. It wasn't a bad thing for SAAB owners despite the fact that the support from SAAB in Sweden disappeared, whereas at least Mitsubishi will still be in the car business just not in this country.
 

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In summary, for clarity: There's no suggestion that Colt will stop selling the Outlander PHEV. If there's demand, they'd be mad to do so. No suggestions that parts will be harder to get, nor more expensive. "Aftersales is an essential business and that will continue," spokesdroids are quoted as saying.

The manufacturer in Japan says it will continue to produce the MY2020 for as long as there's demand (and it meets regulations). The stated aim is to reduce costs by not developing new MYs for European markets.

So I'd guess it's "steady as she goes" at existing dealers, with a few exceptions. But a few might have closed anyway, given "these difficult times."

(We all know that the technology underpinning MY2020 is pretty long in the tooth anyway. There's only so many years you can keep slapping lipstick on a pig. And it's no secret that future generations of Mitsubishi xEVs will be based on the shared Alliance platforms.)
 

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Maybe Renault and/or Nissan will use the hybred system.
The wording from my dealer no 'New models', it will be at least 2 years then 10 years of support thereafter, the market could change, let see what happens.
 

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Within the Nissan/Mitsu/Renault alliance there has been almost no overlap of technology. Nissan missed a trick by not electrifying or using the group hybrid system on the Qashqai but there might have been pressure not to undermine Outlander sales. The glue came unstuck anyway when Ghosn left and this news won't be helping to cement cooperation to share systems.
 

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“Maybe.” Look for an announcement in about a month or so.
Mitsubishi are getting out of the UK PHEV SUV market at just the right time. Despite the underlying platform being time served it still sells well, but all of the mainstream manufacturers are moving into the same segment. They can't afford to compete with Jaguar at one side and Peugeot on the other, let alone the internal competition from Renault/Nissan (Ariya anyone? ;) ).
 

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In summary, for clarity: There's no suggestion that Colt will stop selling the Outlander PHEV. If there's demand, they'd be mad to do so. No suggestions that parts will be harder to get, nor more expensive. "Aftersales is an essential business and that will continue," spokesdroids are quoted as saying.
The question though is what will it do to the residual value? I bought my car 18 months ago for £17,000. If it drops faster than the loan that I took to pay for it, it isn't worth keeping, even though I love the car..
 

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The question though is what will it do to the residual value? I bought my car 18 months ago for £17,000. If it drops faster than the loan that I took to pay for it, it isn't worth keeping, even though I love the car..
There will be two hits to the value of your car from this announcement, one immediately (which would normally have happened by now) and the other would normally be slightly faster depreciation. Of greater worry should be the move away from PHEVs but that's not caused by this announcement.
As usual the question is if you need a large SUV what affordable alternatives are there?
 
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A 2nd hand Outlander PHEV will remain a great car for towing a caravan while being able to do school runs etc on 100% electric power.
 

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A 2nd hand Outlander PHEV will remain a great car for towing a caravan while being able to do school runs etc on 100% electric power.
If people continue to want SUVs. A V60 PHEV is a better and cheaper car 2nd hand.
 

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Which going full circle is why Mitsubishi can see the end in Europe. The end of the PHEV is nigh and the Renault Nissan Alliance means that they aren't getting a share of the EV market, hence the move to the third world.
 
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