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April 11, 2019

Mitsubishi PHEV passes 200,000 sales

Mitsubishi Motors said its Outlander PHEV, which it claims was the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, had achieved sales of 200,000 worldwide since launch in 2013.

By Olly Wehring

Mitsubishi Motors said its Outlander PHEV, which it claims was the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, had achieved sales of 200,000 worldwide since launch in 2013.   “The Outlander PHEV is MMC’s technology flagship, and its success demonstrates the scale of consumer demand for electrified vehicles as the automobile industry undergoes a profound technology change,” the automaker said.   Since launch in Japan, the model has been introduced in 50 countries and MMC claimed it was the globe’s best-selling PHEV at the end of December 2018.

It also, the automaker added, was Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid over the past four years.

The vehicle has picked up various awards globally in the past six years.

The latest 2019 Outlander PHEV delivers lowered CO2 emissions levels with 40g/km (NEDC Correlated)/46 g/km (WLTP) and fuel economy of 1.8l/100km (NEDC Correlated)/2.0 l/100km (WLTP) and a claimed zero-emission range of 54km (NEDC Correlated)/45km (WLTP).   The 2019 version has powertrain and mechanical improvements, including a new 2.4-litre petrol engine, increased battery capacity (15%), battery output (10%), and rear motor output (17%) enhanced driving dynamics, and sport and snow driving modes.

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