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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 100,000 milestone

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi’s game-changing Outlander PHEV (plug-in hybrid) has raced to 100,000 sales in Europe, just four years after its launch.

Despite increasing competition in the plug-in segment, the SUV was the best-selling PHEV in Europe during 2015, 2016 and 2017, retaining the overall No 1 spot in the United Kingdom, Norway and Spain last year.

In the UK, the petrol/electric 4×4 outsold all other pure electric and hybrid plug-in vehicles in 2017, accounting for 7,407 of the 47,263 plug-in passenger vehicles that were registered. There are now more than 34,000 examples on UK roads.

Top 10 European markets for the (Oct 2013 to Dec 2017)

  1. United Kingdom – 34,108
  2. The Netherlands – 25,399
  3. Norway – 13,429
  4. Sweden – 9,957
  5. Germany – 6,743
  6. France – 2,580
  7. Spain – 1,941
  8. Switzerland – 1,321
  9. Portugal – 795
  10. Belgium – 725

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