For the fourth consecutive year, the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) was Mitsubishi Motors Europe’s (MME) best-selling vehicle in 2018, out-selling all other models in the Mitsubishi range.
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In November 2018 more Outlander PHEVs were sold in Europe than any other model in the Mitsubishi range, and this has continued every month since. In total, between October 2013 and January 2019, 126,617 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs have been sold in Europe. This success has been boosted by significant growth recorded in markets like Germany and France along with the launch of the 2019 model during September 2018. A new 2.4-litre petrol engine produces 135ps (up from 121ps) with greater torque (211Nm vs 190Nm). Increased output of the rear electric motor, drive battery and overall battery capacity resulted in WLTP combined fuel economy of 139mpg and WLTP emissions of 46 g/km.
Key to the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is that it doesn’t ask its owners to make any compromises. For people wanting an SUV with green credentials it offers a combination of space and practicality, 4WD ability and an EV driving range of 28 miles, which is in excess of the average daily commute.
“Today, to our many European customers, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the true go-anywhere vehicle, equally at ease in zero-emission restricted access city centres, on long distance family driving and on twisting mountain roads with its twin motor 4WD system” said Bernard Loire - President & CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe.
Loire added that the vehicle is the company’s brand flagship, its best seller in Europe and a trend-setter that the industry is watching carefully.