Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Remains Invincible In UK

JUL 13 2018 BY MARK KANE 14

Despite the plug-in market in the UK changing dramatically since 2014, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV still occupies the sweet spot of consumer needs.

The Japanese manufacturer happily announced that the Outlander PHEV with 537 sales in June and 3,732 in the first half of the year remains ahead of every other pure EV and plug-in hybrid on the market.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV does exceptional in Canada selling 589 in April, 590 in May and 479 in June. U.S. sales here.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV took nearly 13% market share in the first six months and is approaching a cumulative level of 40,000 sales, which is quite an achievement.

Thanks to the strong success of Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi Motors increased its sales in UK by 9.3% to 15,717 and the Outlander PHEV accounted for 23.7% of total brand sales.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

“The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was the first plug-in car to gain widespread adoption with UK drivers when it was launched in 2014, taking the plug-in hybrid market from fewer than 1,500 units to more than 13,000 within a year. Since then it has consistently been the most popular plug-in electrified vehicle in the UK.

The Ultra-Low Emission sector of the UK car market in which Outlander PHEV sits is experiencing a period of sustained growth. Current year to date sales in this sector are up 27.7% over last year at 26,482 units. This particular sector of the market is becoming increasingly important to Mitsubishi Motors with consumer demand for this sector on the increase.”

“Available from just £34,255 OTR*, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is capable of 141 MPG (according to official WLTP fuel economy figures) and has an electric range of up to 28 miles. The vehicle can be rapid-charged in 25 minutes or fully charged from a domestic home charge point in just 4 hours.”

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

“The Outlander PHEV continues to appeal to buyers with its no compromise combination of SUV practicality, low running costs and four-wheel drive capability. We have added more vehicles to our SUV range this year with the Eclipse Cross and Shogun Sport and are looking forward to growing the brand even further in 2018 and beyond.”

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14 Comments on "Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Remains Invincible In UK"

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It doesn’t seem to be repeating that success in the USA, which I’m sort of surprised. However, I think it may be priced too high compared with the gas version.

No. It’s that the battery should be 40Kw and a 6 gallon tank and this car will be flying off the shelf

the battery has most likely 80kw or more. what you mean is you wish it had 40kWh.

Just wait for the 2019 model which has the 2.4 litre gas engine, bigger battery and bigger rear EV motor. As it has always been four wheel drive but now has Snow Mode.

when they put a 16 to 20 kwh battery and stronger electric motors in it and remove that driveshaft thing I’d be all over one of these.

There is no rear drive shaft. I’d like to see that 16kwh battery too. We probably won’t even get the 13.8kwh battery upgrade here in MA which UK will get.

No driveshaft. It’s a electric response awd

it has some sort of rig that allows the gas motor to drive the wheels directly when full power is needed

When full power is needed it uses battery power plus Eng via generated
At light to med loads at 75 kmh plus Eng drives front wheels when battery Depleted
Or in save mode

Their success is also despite the UK incentive being cut in half from £5,000 to £2,5000.

A word is missing in the subtext, maybe “changed”?

The biggest problem with the Outlander is that is that they charge at a ridiculously slow rate when put on a rapid charger. It’s a shame Mitsubishi didn’t have the nerve to make a fully electric version that charged at least at 50kwh.

Chrage rate is expressed in kW, not kWh.

Clearly you have no understanding of what C-rate is. With a 12 kWh battery it is nigh impossible to charge at 50 kW.
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