Konnie is Mitsubishi’s latest brand ambassador

Time 10:22 am, April 12, 2016

TV PRESENTER Konnie Huq has become Mitsubishi Motors’ latest brand ambassador.

The eco-conscious TV celebrity picked up the keys to her new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV from her local dealership, Humming Bird Mitsubishi in Finchley.

Konnie, a mum-of-two, said: ‘I’m delighted to be a brand ambassador for Mitsubishi because I think the Outlander PHEV is a fantastic vehicle.

‘There’s a preconceived notion that to be environmentally friendly and have an electric car you end up in small, weedy cars that you can only use as run-arounds but this car flies in the face of that.’

Konnie was already very interested in electrically powered cars, having already driven one and having previously worked with campaign group Go Ultra Low, which exists to help motorists understand the benefits, cost savings and capabilities of the various ultra-low emission vehicles on the market.

She said: ‘Having researched the market, I chose the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV to review for a popular women’s magazine, and I was totally sold on it.

‘It’s easy to be sceptical because people think, what happens when you run out of battery charge and get stranded? or, what if I can’t find somewhere to charge up easily?

‘But with the Outlander PHEV you don’t need to worry about that because you have the petrol engine as well.’

The multi-award-winning Outlander PHEV can travel upto 32 miles in electric mode alone – more than enough to accommodate many of Konnie’s journeys. And together with its petrol engine, it has a combined range in excess of 500 miles.

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