The manufacturer has sold its 10,000th Outlander PHEV in the UK in its first year. The plug-in hybrid electric vehicle was launched in April 2014 and has now overtaken every other plug-in hybrid and pure electric car, even passing vehicles that have been on sale since 2011, such as the Nissan Leaf, to become the UK’s favorite plug-in vehicle. The landmark handover of the award-winning car took place at the Humphries & Parks Mitsubishi dealership in West Malling, Kent.
The Outlander PHEV boasts remarkable fuel economy and ultra-low emissions. “To sell 10,000 Outlander PHEVs between June and the end of March was a challenge set by our colleagues in Japan. But the reaction to the vehicle has been fantastic. People want to be environmentally responsible but they still want to have a car that is great to drive and doesn’t cost significantly more than equivalent traditional gasoline or diesel powered car,” said Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors (UK).
Combining electric and gasoline power, it can travel 32½ miles in electric mode alone – more than enough to accommodate the average daily commute. As well as its official fuel consumption figure of 148 miles per gallon, its low emissions of just 44g of CO2 per kilometer mean there’s no vehicle tax to pay plus it’s exempt from the London congestion charge and it qualifies for the government’s £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant too.
Marcus Joy, Dealer Principal at the London Road showroom, also commented: ‘This is the 92nd PHEV we have sold and we are delighted it’s the 10,000th for Mitsubishi Motors (UK). The Outlander PHEV has been a fantastic success for us and it’s definitely built a halo around the brand, enabling us to sell more of the other products in the range, which can only be good for everyone in the network.”
Source: Mitsubishi Motors UK