Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Leads British Plug-In Electric Car Market

MAY 31 2018 BY MARK KANE 9

Mitsubishi has a reason to be happy in the UK, as despite car sales shrinking by 8.8% during the first four months, the Japanese brand managed to increase sales by 12.1%.

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Part of the success is the Outlander PHEV, which remains the best selling plug-in model, above any other all-electric or plug-in hybrid.

In April, 476 Outlander PHEV were sold, while during the first four months 2,695 units were moved (15% of all plug-ins and 20.5% of all PHEVs).

Read Also – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Higher In Canada Than U.S.

Since the introduction in 2014, British consumers purchased more than 36,800 Outlander PHEV, which is close to a fourth of all plug-ins sold in that time in the UK.

“The SUV versatility and low running costs of the petrol/electric Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV are key elements in its sustained success. Other benefits also include ultra-low company car tax of just 13%, along with exemption from the London congestion charge and first year road tax.

It remains one of the only electrified vehicles that can operate in 4WD using only electric power, thanks to the twin electric-motor system and Mitsubishi’s S-AWC (Super-All Wheel Control).

Available from just £32,305 OTR* the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is capable of 166.1 MPG (according to official NEDC fuel economy figures) with an electric range of up to 33 miles. It can be rapid-charged in 25 minutes and can be fully charged from a domestic home charge point in 3.5 hours.

*Price after Plug In Car Grant”

Rob Lindley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, commented:

“Despite ever more competition entering the market, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV continues to win more and more customers over thanks to its no-compromise, SUV versatility and low real-world running costs. With more excellent new SUV models joining the range, such as the Eclipse Cross and Shogun Sport, we have ambitions to grow the Mitsubishi brand even further in 2018 and beyond.”

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9 Comments on "Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Leads British Plug-In Electric Car Market"

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Gazz

Before this came out seeing a plug-in car in the UK was a Blue Moon event.

Poughkeepsie Mike

It’s been my daily driver here in NY since January. The all wheel drive is great and now that the weather has warmed I’m getting close to 30 miles of EV range around town. I’m still surprised it’s not selling as well here in the states as it does in the UK.

Spoonman.

The GT edition seems to have sold out in eastern Pennsylvania. Just SELs left which don’t seem to be nearly as good a deal for what you get. Hopefully they have a shipful of GTs on the way from Japan, because the three my local dealer had disappeared off the lot in less than a month. The dealer seemed to be doing a good job too; they have a charging station out in front and sometimes had an Outlander plugged in to keep it charged for test drives, I imagine.

Carl

Is this some kind of joke?!?! 476 sold in April?? Doesn’t Rolls Royce sell more cars than that in a month?? Mitsubishi would sell a million a month if they simply got 50+miles AER & 45+mpg on ER with a 5gallon tank for a 300mile total range!! Mitsu..You have to stop inching along with your measly AER & do it properly for pp to buy it OK?!

Amy K

476 is nearly double the April US sales (273) in a smaller market.

Is there ANY All Wheel Drive hybrid SUV with > 35 MPG? The best I saw at fueleconomy.gov was the NIssan Rogue, with 35 highway/33 city
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=39681

Amy K

D’oh, I copied the front wheel drive link and numbers.

AWD Nissan Rogue:
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=39692
34 highway/31 city.

Carl, I doubt anyone is coming out with a 45 mpg All wheel drive hybrid SUV, much less a plug in hybrid that lugs around a 400 pound battery to give it 50+ mile electric range. I really, REALLY hope it happens, and has a third row to seat 8, and a 3500 pound towing capacity, but I’m not holding my breath. Maybe in 20 years.

Ray Cardona

Amy, if you look at the Tesla Model X, it has AWD, lugs around a 900 lbs. battery, has close to 300 miles of range, free Tesla Supercharger and has a huge towing capacity. No need to hold your breath but that 20 years you mentioned is here and has been for a few years.

Ray Cardona

Carl, you seem totally uninformed so I shall try my best. This vehicle is new to the US market and, like other new models, it has limited distribution. Add the fact that Mitsubishi almost went out of the US market a few years ago, the number of dealerships is rather limited. As an example, there are no Mitsubishi dealerships in the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. Third factor: like so many brands, the advertising seems to be relegated to the dealerships, not the company. The current trend is to use online resources exclusively. And that, Carl, is the rest of the story.

Prsnep

Canadian market in April too.