If you were to tell the team at Mitsubishi Motors prior to the launch of the Outlander PHEV back in 2012 that it would go on to be the best-selling hybrid SUV 8 years after launch, they probably wouldn’t believe you. Yet here we are in 2020 and once again the Mitsubishi has topped that same list once again. The Outlander PHEV has evolved considerably over time and it's fair to say the current model is much more advanced than the original version, which goes some way to explain the meteoric rise in the model's popularity.
Even despite the closure of showrooms, the massive interruptions in supply chains and all the other hurdles that Mitsubishi have had to overcome this year, they have still managed to sell another 2,500 Outlander PHEV models in 2020, taking the total amount sold in the UK to a staggering 51,667.
David Rodriguez, Sales and Marketing Director at Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, stated: “The enduring popularity of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV isn’t just down to its technology, reliability and driving refinement, the outstanding service and support provided by our dealer network has been key to its success since day one. 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, our customers, our dealers and everyone here at Colt Car Company, but we’re back firing on all cylinders now and working towards creating a positive outcome for the rest of the year and beyond.”
The Outlander still follows the same original recipe, of a 2.0 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine mated with an electric battery. In the current model that battery is good for around 28 miles of electric only miles and when it is driven correctly with the fuel-burning engine, the Outlander can return up to a claimed 139 mpg all while emitting just 49 g/km of CO2. These are figures which are simply unheard of in the SUV market.
The Outlander PHEV is particularly affordable for a large SUV, with prices starting from £35,815 for the Verve specification and rising up to £44.225 for the top spec Exceed Safety spec. Right now Mitsubishi are offering a compelling £4,000 discount on all brand new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs bought with Mitsubishi finance at 6.9% APR or with cash.
Better still, Mitusbishi are offering ‘10,000 Free Green Miles.’ This is an incentive whereby you will receive a 2 year subscription to the Polar Plus public charging network when you buy an Outlander PHEV and switch to OVO Energy.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is on sale now and deals start from as little as £309 per month. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge into the world of hybrid motoring, there is no better place to start. Book a test drive today and launch an enquiry with your local dealership.