The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) continues to be popular with customers in Europe and North America, with the real-world benefits of the plug-in hybrid vehicle being recognised with recent sales performances and awards.
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The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was awarded Green Car Journal's 2019 Green SUV of the Year at the AutoMobility show in Los Angeles and was recognised for raising the bar in environmental performance at an affordable cost for customers. In Canada, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Ltd. (MMSCAN) has announced that 5,052 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs have been delivered year-to-date firmly establishing it as the country’s best-selling plug-in hybrid.
“Today's SUV buyers increasingly want to drive more efficiently and with lower environmental impact, without giving up the style, convenience, and overall driving experience expected of an SUV” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal, discussing the awards.
Tony Laframboise, President and CEO, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc., added that, given that the Outlander is the first affordable PHEV SUV in the market, the company is helping to significantly grow adoption to EV and is very proud of that.
In Europe, 21,634 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs have been sold between January and November 2018 – an increase of 22 percent over the same period of last year. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV remains the UK’s best-selling plug-in vehicle with sales of 7,623 units from January to November 2018, an increase of 11 percent over the same period last year. This has helped Mitsubishi Motors in the UK to their best November sales month on record for passenger cars.
Mitsubishi Motors is renowned for its 4WD expertise and readers of Germany’s OFF ROAD magazine have recognised this by voting the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at number one in the ‘Alternative Powertrain’ category. This award selection came from readers of the highly reputable 4WD-specialized German magazine, selecting their respective favourites from 170+ models across 13 different categories.