Tokyo, April 11, 2019

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MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV HITS 200,000 GLOBAL SALES MILESTONE

Tokyo, April 11, 2019 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces that the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved a key milestone with sales of 200,000 worldwide since its launch in 2013.
 
The Outlander PHEV is MMC's technology flagship, and its success demonstrates the scale of consumer demand for electrified vehicles as the automobile industry undergoes a profound technology change.
 
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
 

  • Outlander PHEV
 
Award-winning synergy of electric efficiency and SUV capability
Developed 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 specifications
 
List 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
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About MITSUBISHI MOTORS
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors' DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its "Drive your Ambition" tagline – a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.