Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced 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 of the end of December 2018. It also has been Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle over the past four years (2015-2018), a testament to its constant evolution, brilliant engineering and technological innovation.
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 U.S., 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).
The latest 2019 Outlander PHEV model delivers lowered CO2 emissions levels, with 40 g/km (NEDC Correlated)/46 g/km (WLTP) and excellent fuel economy, with 1.8 l/100km (NEDC Correlated)/2.0 l/100km (WLTP) and a zero-emission range of 54 km (NEDC Correlated)/45 km (WLTP).
The 2019 Outlander PHEV available in the U.S. features updated styling, including a revised front facia and grille design that reflects a cleaner, more solid surface along with characteristic honeycomb mesh inserts. Improvements in vehicle dynamics and tweaks to the drivetrain help to reduce noise, vibration and harshness, helping make the ride smoother and quieter.
List of Global Awards:
|Country||Year||Award Title||Awarded by|
|2013 JNCAP Five star|
2014 RJC technology of the year
2013-2014 JCOTY innovation category award
RJCJapan 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||Zlatý volant|