Mitsubishi hasn’t been resting on its laurels. The latest PHEV model has an uprated petrol engine, greater battery capacity and a more powerful electric motor at the rear. The changes contribute to an all-electric range of 28 miles (tested to the WLTP standard), which is enough for many drivers to complete a daily commute without using petrol power at all.

We know that the Mitsubishi is a tax-efficient choice for a company car driver and promises low running costs. But towing places heavy demands on the car’s engine, motors and transmission. How well does the PHEV cope?