The model, due to go on sale in January, will be offered with a factory LPG conversion but the lack of PowerShift funding for the remainder of the financial year threatened to delay its launch, a situation the firm described as 'disgusting' last week (Fleet NewsNet, December 11).
However, Mitsubishi sales and marketing director Lance Bradley said the company would pay the full cost of the conversion for the first three months as orders had already been taken. He said: 'The launch will not be delayed. We have taken quite a few orders so we are going to fund it until April.'
LPG versions of the Outlander are priced at £1,000 more than the petrol-only models. Bradley added: 'There is still a running cost benefit, but the pre-Budget announcement is disappointing.'