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MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV HITS 200,000 GLOBAL SALES MILESTONE

Tokyo, April 11, 2019 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces that the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved a key milestone with sales of 200,000 worldwide since its 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.

Since making its debut in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has been rolled out to more than 50 countries across the world. It has become the world best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle as at the end of December 2018*1. It also has been Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle for continuously over the past four years (2015-2018)*1, a testament to its constant evolution, brilliant engineering and technological innovation. In 2018, Outlander PHEV was Canada’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle.

*1…Source: JATO Dynamics Limited

Outlander PHEV

 

Award-winning synergy of electric efficiency and SUV capability

Developed from a fully electric vehicle, the Outlander PHEV has a unique architecture consisting of a front electric motor, a rear electric motor and no gearbox. It offers customers energy efficiency and a smooth driving experience.

The Outlander PHEV has picked up various awards globally in the past six years 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 and the “2013-2014 Japan Car of the Year Innovation Category” award together with the “2014 RJC Technology of the Year Award” (full list of awards below).


*2…Japanese and European specifications


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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About MITSUBISHI MOTORS

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors’ DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its “Drive your Ambition” tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.

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Public Relations Department

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation

Tel: +81-3-6852-2498

 

Media Contact
Michelle Lee-Gracey
Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada
Manager, Public Relations
michelle.lee-gracey@mmcan.ca