Outlander PHEV Captures 41% Of Mitsubishi Sales In UK

OCT 10 2018 BY MARK KANE 12

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV leads the plug-in market.

September again proves how important the plug-in hybrid Outlander is to Mitsubishi in the UK, as 41% of the brand’s sales that month were of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

In total, some 1,325 Outlander PHEVs were sold (up 9% year-over-year), which was 28% of all of the 4,671 plug-in hybrids sold in the UK last month.

During the first nine months of this year, Mitsubishi sold 5,731 Oulander PHEV in the UK. That’s 17% of all plug-in hybrids YTD.

“Of those sales, almost 40% were to private customers, people who desire a practical, all-purpose vehicle that can run on low-cost electricity for day-to-day driving with petrol power for longer runs or when full SUV versatility is required.

Looking at the wider plug-in market, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV actually accounted for close to half of all sales of plug-in hybrid vehicles to private customers in the UK in September, while an astonishing 78% of individual and small business users in the UK who bought a plug-in hybrid in September opted for a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, incentivised by low BIK rates, low running costs and congestion charge exemptions.”

After the most recent upgrade in the 2019 model-year, which enabled it to achieve CO2 emissions of 46g/km and an EV range of 28 miles (45 km) under WLTP, the Outlander PHEVs seems immune to the problem that other PHEVs face as they struggle to fit into the 50 g/km requirement for incentives.

Rob Lindley, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK said:

“We are delighted with such a strong performance in September over our whole range of vehicles. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV continues to perform well, and the 2019 revisions only broaden the appeal of such a versatile and capable vehicle. We were one of the first to announce WLTP figures for PHEV, and this has allowed us to be in a position to continue selling vehicles in such an important market.”

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12 Comments on "Outlander PHEV Captures 41% Of Mitsubishi Sales In UK"

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The Outlander PHEV in New Zealand is selling well.
Now priced very close to the Petrol and cheaper than the Diesel. only $1,000 between them..
Monthly the PHEV sold 54 to the ICE 198
YTD the PHEV sold 232 to the ICE 1565

It’s cheaper than the diesel, and still it only makes up 21% of sales? That’s crazy… Only reason I can think of is dealers.

“During the first nine months of this year, Mitsubishi sold 5,731 Oulander PHEV in the UK. That’s 17% of all plug-in hybrids YTD.”

Expect these numbers to increase in the coming years.

Not really hard if the rest of their offering is this terrible. Mitsubishi has to be one of the most disappointing car companies in the last decade.

I can’t think of another car they sell in the UK. Can you still buy a Shogun? Did the last guy who owned a Carisma die already?

US is at what? Maybe 15%?
I remember seeing 2530 ice cars sold for august and the phev at 366.

Having recently visited the UK, I can understand why. High petrol costs combined with just enough electric range to cover most daily commutes makes it a winner. It’s compact stance (thin width) is perfect for the UKs rual roads.

One of out AirBnb hosts had both a Nissan Leaf and Outlander PHEV

I just purchased a 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV two weeks ago, and I absolutely love this car.


Try to charge the battery as often as possible.

Thanks. I try to always plug in, even after very short drives. Even though the car is rated as 22 miles EV, I’m getting over 30 so far. I know that number will drop once we get to cold weather, making climate control necessary.

Is it better on the battery to plug in after every trip – no matter how small … or better to use more of the range before plugging?

With BEVs, it’s better to avoid charging past 85% or so when possible… PHEVs however tend to have a pretty large built-in buffer, since they are designed to charge once or twice every day — so it probably doesn’t hurt to regularly fill it up.