Outlander PHEV Is Best-Selling Mitsubishi In Europe

MAR 13 2019 BY MARK KANE 16

Mitsubishi’s customers in Europe prefer plug-ins

Mitsubishi boasts that the Outlander PHEV has become Mitsubishi Motors Europe’s (MME) best-selling model, out-selling all other models in the Mitsubishi range.

The Japanese plug-in hybrid received an update this past fall, which combined with the elimination of many PHEVs, strengthened its position in Europe. In fact, Outlander PHEV was-best selling PHEV in Europe in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year.

“In 2018, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was the best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle in Europe across all segments, an accolade it claimed for the fourth consecutive year. During this time, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has also gradually become MME’s best-selling vehicle. In November 2018 more Outlander PHEVs were sold in Europe than any other model in the Mitsubishi range, and this has continued every month since.”

From October 2013 through January 2019, Mitsubishi sold 126,617 Outlander PHEV.

The latest version with a 13.8 kWh battery (instead 12 kWh) can go up to 28 miles (45 km) of all-electric range (WLTP).

“This success has been boosted by significant growth recorded in markets like Germany and France along with the launch of the 2019 model during September 2018. A new 2.4-litre petrol engine produces 135ps (up from 121ps) with greater torque (211Nm vs 190Nm). Increased output of the rear electric motor, drive battery and overall battery capacity resulted in WLTP combined fuel economy of 139mpg and WLTP emissions of 46 g/km.

Key to the success of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is that it doesn’t ask its owners to make any compromises. For people wanting an SUV with green credentials it offers a combination of space and practicality, 4WD ability and an EV driving range of 28 miles, which is in excess of the average daily commute.”

Bernard Loire – President & CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Europe said:

“Today, to our many European customers, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the true go-anywhere vehicle, equally at ease in zero-emission restricted access city centres, on long distance family driving and on twisting mountain roads with its twin motor 4WD system.”

“The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is our brand flagship, our best seller in Europe, a trend-setter that the industry is watching carefully and a pointer to MMC’s long term strategy, blending adventurous SUV heritage with progressive electrified technologies.”

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I see these all over the place here in the UK, especially in London. The MPG of the vehicle when you’ve run out of battery charge is really really bad. So if you frequently use the ICE engine then the economy of the electric motor won’t compensate. So great for those who do short journeys with very few longer journeys. However, otherwise it’s a bad choice of vehicle (from economy point of view).

Had our 4 years now, get 41mpg on ICE, 105 mpg equiv on electric and 70.5 mpg since new.

Yep, really really bad.

I still don’t understand how Mitsubishi conned so many people into buying this POS car .. and I’m glad to see americans aren’t doing the same stupid mistake ..

Is it Troll hour ? What’s with all the negative comments? Everyone I see driving these loves them!

However, even in EV Priority, once you punch the throttle, the ICE starts, and doesn’t shut off, even if your battery is full, and you then stop at a traffic light, for a minute, before oroceeding,! Need to actually Shut it Off, for it to reset.

Yours may be broken, it’s very easy to avoid petrol cutting in on mine (MY16). When I do find I slip into ICE it turns off seconds later

I’d agree re not being entirely suitable for economic long journeys but at 35mpg on ICE (my experience) it’s no worse than any similar sized SUV. What’s shocked me is how often our trips are within the range of the battery, probably fueling up 3 times since November

this is a great news! Why aren’t there any renault outlander phev, neither nissan outlander phev ?

Next Renault & Nissan SUV will offer PHEV Outlander technology…you will have them on Nissan X-Trail/Rogue, Qashqai, and Renault Koleos, Kadjar likely…need to wait until 2020/2021 for the 1st applications

Outi PHEV – Only PHEV that can charge ac and dc (=50kW ChadeMo)

The problem is that it has a gas engine so still a polluter.

It´s the most noisy car as well (beeping and zooming and warnings, one can´t even start the car without pointless beeping)! Other than that, I like the 220V outlet idea one can use it for many camping purposes, the only stupid (how else) think is, one cant power it without key being entered so, one needs be near the car for let say, charging the e-bike battery for the 5h in the middle of the mountains, you practically need to wait near it for 5 hours…. But that is just typical for Mitsubishi it has great ideas but mostly manage to spoil them somehow. However, Outlander is a pretty darn good car for the Mitsubishi! I like the old fashioned (90´) cockpit :))

Any information on when this updated/larger battery version is coming to the US?

Somehow, very few people buy them in the US.

I really want to like the Outlander PHEV. But after couple test drives, I found its power train is far less refined than cars like Volt and Clarity PHEV.

Great car which I have 2017 edition not Electric. I own 2011 endeavor AWD 6cly. Also great powerful car. Wish I could own electric. Must be a great vehicle.

I will buy one, if you sell in Indonesia.