Mitsubishi Motors has reached a major landmark with its Outlander PHEV, racking up more than 100,000 sales worldwide. Since its launch, 101,533 Outlander PHEVs have been shifted to date, with the UK a significant market for the popular plug-in hybrid.
As the UK’s best selling plug-in car, the Outlander PHEV leads even the Nissan Leaf on these shores according to our market statistics. Mitsubishi’s figures quote 21,052 Outlander PHEV’s sold in Britain – around one in five total worldwide sales – since it arrived in this market in 2014.
The rest of Europe has seen more than 44,000 sales since its launch in 2014, while the only other region to top the UK is Mitsubishi’s home market in Japan with 33,730. Australian sales have just topped 2,000 units, while all other markets account for just 259 models.
The model is so popular in the UK that one in every two cars sold by Mitsubishi in this country is an Outlander PHEV, and there are already plans to build on the model’s success.
With a quoted electric-only range of 32 miles and a combined range of more than 500 miles, the four-wheel drive SUV is cheap to run thanks to CO2 emissions of 42 g/km allowing for zero VED road tax, and a weighted combined 156 miles per gallon. It is also London Congestion Charge exempt and qualifies for the Government’s Category 2 Plug-in Car Grant (PiCG) at £2,500.
Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors UK, said: “To reach this milestone is a fantastic achievement, which really underlines Outlander PHEV’s global appeal. Consumers in the UK have overwhelmingly made it their preferred choice for ultra-low emission motoring too. It is by far the nation’s leading plug-in vehicle.”