It's the best selling plug-in hybrid (cumulatively)
It's the highest result among plug-in hybrids and probably will stay the highest for quite some time.
The Outlander PHEV is now offered in more than 50 countries. The biggest market is Europe, where sales stand at around 130,000 we believe. In the U.S., sales are approaching 5,000 (at an average of 300 per month), which is below our expectations from the past, but we must remember that the Outlander PHEV was introduced late, at the end of 2017.
"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.
*1…Source: JATO Dynamics Limited"
According to Mitsubishi, the Outlander PHEV received over 20 important awards:
Award-winning synergy of electric efficiency and SUV capabilityDeveloped 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).The latest 2019 Outlander PHEV *2 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 also features innovative powertrain and mechanical improvements, including an ultra-efficient new 2.4-litre petrol engine. Other improvements include, but are not limited to, increased battery capacity (15%), battery output (10%), and rear motor output (17%) enhanced driving dynamics, and more driving modes including a Sport Mode and Snow Mode.*2…Japanese and European specificationsList 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 Zlatý volant