MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV BOLTS PAST 200 000

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC), the parent company of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa, achieved a momentous breakthrough when the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, sparked past the 200 000 worldwide sales mark since the electric hybrid was launched six years ago.

 

As MMC's technology flagship, the success of the Outlander PHEV is proof of the magnitude of consumer demand for vehicles with electric hybrid drive as the automotive industry is experiencing a major technology change.

The Outlander PHEV, which made its debut in Japan in 2013, is sold in more than 50 countries across the world.

"Mitsubishi is renowned for its ability to not only produce vehicles with innovative technology, but we also build great SUVs and now hybrids as well," says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa.

At the end of last year (December 2018*1) the Outlander PHEV was the world's best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV after taking Europe by storm every year from 2015-2018*1.

"This proves that the vehicle's continuous evolution, including its outstanding engineering, technological advance and innovation, is here to stay."

Award-winning synergy between electric competence and SUV prowess

The Outlander PHEV, which has advanced from an everyday electric version, boasts a unique architecture with separate electric motors in the front and back and without the need for any kind of transmission system.

The electric hybrid allows customers to enjoy efficient energy consumption while offering a smooth driving experience.

The exciting electric hybrid version of the Outlander has won many awards all over the world over the past few years since inception, including:

  • The "2019 Best Plug-in Vehicle" award from Company Car and Van Magazine in the UK,
  • The "2019 Green SUV of the Year" award from Green Car Journal in the US,
  • The "2013-2014 Japan Car of the Year Innovation Category" award, and
  • The "2014 RJC Technology of the Year Award" 
    (full list of awards below).

The latest version of the Outlander PHEV *2  delivers even lower CO2 emissions levels, coming to only 40 g/km (NEDC Correlated) / 46 g/km (WLTP) and superb fuel economy, with 1.8 /100km (NEDC Correlated)/2.0 /100km (WLTP) and a zero-emission range of 54 km (NEDC Correlated)/45 km (WLTP).

Innovative powertrain and mechanical improvements are also found on the 2019 Outlander PHEV, including:

  • Ultra-efficient new 2.4-litre petrol engine
  • Increased battery capacity (15%),
  • Higher battery output (10%),
  • Improved rear motor output (17%)
  • Enhanced driving dynamics, and
  • More driving modes including Sport Mode and Snow Mode.

List of Global Awards:

Country

Year

Award Title

Awarded by

Japan

2014

2013 JNCAP Five star

JNCAP

2013

2014 RJC technology of the year

RJC

2013

2013-2014 JCOTY innovation category award

Japan Car of the Year

US

2018

2019 Green SUV of the Year

Green Car Journal

2018

"Best 5 All-Around Performance" award

Automotive Science Group (ASG)

2018

Best Green Winter Vehicle

New England Motor Press Association

UK

2019

Best plug-in vehicle for 2019

COMPANY CAR AND VAN magazine

2016

What Van? Awards 2017: Green Award

What Van?

2016

Best Ultra Low Emission Vehicle

Fleet World Honours

2015

Plug-In Vehicle of the Year

The Scotsman

2015

Next Green Car's SUV of the Year

Next Green Car

2015

Best Ultra Low Emission Vehicle

Fleet World Honours

2014

Techies 2014: Best Green Development

BusinessCar magazine

2014

Towcar of the Year

The Caravan Club

Germany

2018

OFF ROAD Awards 2018: Alternative Antriebe

OFF ROAD

2017

Taxi of the Year

Taxi des Jahres

2017

AUTO TEST WINNER IN GREEN

Auto Test

Australia

2014

Green Car of the Year

The West Australian's 2017 CARS OF THE YEAR AWARDS

2014

ANCAP 5 Star

ANCAP

New Zealand

2015

Best Medium SUV

NZ Company Vehicle magazine

2014

Green Car of the Year

National Business Review

Czech

2018

ECO Car 2018

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