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The Outlander PHEV is leading the way in the future of motoring, and the revolutionary plug-in hybrid SUV is picking up accolades around the world. Here are some of the UK awards that Outlander PHEV has won or been nominated for.
"It's one of those rare vehicles that is massively better than you expect it to be. The calibration of the hybrid powertrain, the options it gives its driver and the sheer depth of engineering that's apparent in the way it's been built all point to a car that deserves all the acclaim it's now getting."
"The new and significantly improved Outlander PHEV builds on the considerable success of the outgoing model. While still cheap to run, now with a refined cabin and driving experience, the new model secures Mitsubishi as a key player in the PHEV market."Read the award article
"Mitsubishi’s Outlander has been a game-changer, bringing plug-in hybrid technology to a 4x4 SUV, at a competitive price. The model has achieved impressive sales, especially in the company car market, where carbon-based taxation has helped to boost sales of lower carbon vehicles."
"Mitsubishi won the award for its PHEV Outlander, which is the world’s first plug-in hybrid 4x4 SUV. With regenerative braking to feed power back into the batteries when possible, the Outlander is capable of 32.5 miles in EV mode (total range 500+), 70mph on EV power, and has the possibility of up to 148mpg. What’s more, it has SUV convenience and 4WD capability."
"The Outlander PHEV’s phenomenal success has transformed Mitsubishi’s presence in fleet. Over 10,000 sold in the UK in its first eight months, overtaking the Nissan LEAF’s four-year total. Two thirds of Outlander PHEV sales went to business users. With ongoing investment in the dealer network and production being expanded in Japan, Mitsubishi Motors UK reckons it’s only the beginning. But what a start."
Many car firms have claimed to have introduced a ground breaker in the past 12 months but this one really is. It embraces everything that’s good about new technology without compromise and has the potential to save you a small fortune. Mitsubishi’s decision to price it the same as diesel is the real clincher.
The Outlander PHEV sets the SUV bar high offering plug-in capability for the price of a diesel. With a 9% BIK rate, you can see why the Outlander is the UK's most popular plug-in hybrid.
Awarded to Mitsubishi Motors UK for the Outlander PHEV to recognise the best plug-in hybrid vehicles in the fleet market, and the environmental benefits for Fleet customers.
Tested against 200 other cars, Diesel Car found the Outlander PHEV to be unrivalled. They said: “The Outlander PHEV is one of the most significant cars of 2014 thanks to its plug-in hybrid technology. There's generous space for five people, including their luggage, and best of all, it costs the same as the regular diesel Outlander to buy”.
Awarded for technological achievement, BusinessCar dubbed the PHEV a ‘game-changer’ when it comes to practicality and financial savings for business customers: “Plug-in technology is going to form part of fleet mobility in the near future, and Mitsubishi is showing that, with the right deployment, it can make great financial sense as well as helping enforce a firm’s green credentials”.
The judges praised the innovation and incredible savings fleet and company car customers could benefit from with the PHEV. They said: “Mitsubishi has laid down a gauntlet to the entire car industry with the Outlander PHEV by pricing it at the same level as the diesel. The result is huge tax savings for company car drives and realistic running costs for fleets. On top of that, it’s a really nice car to drive and works very well in EV mode”.
The annual Caravan Club Towcar of the Year competition honoured the PHEV for its ability to be a fully functioning car capable of towing similar loads to its diesel rivals while offering the environment benefits of its hybrid technology.