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Published on June 24th, 2014 | by Chris Demorro

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Strong in the UK

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June 24th, 2014 by Chris Demorro
 

Mitsubishi_Outlander_PHEVDespite their best efforts, sometimes the launch of a new car just doesn’t go as smoothly as automakers want. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV was supposed to be a big car for Mitsu, but battery issues made for a messy launch in both its native Japan and Europe.

Despite this though, sales of the Outlander PHEV have a lot of potential, with Mitsubishi giving more than a dozen test drives a day in the UK. Mitsubishi has also priced the Outlander PHEV at the same point as the diesel-powered model, and its exempt from the costly London congestion charges that can add up to thousands of dollars over the course of the year.

Autobog Green reports that Mitsubishi hasn’t released exact sales figures from the UK yet, though globally over 26,000 Outlander PHEV vehicles have been sold so far. Most of those have been in Japan and the Netherlands, though the UK could end up being an important market for Mitsubishi.

As for the U.S., the Outlander PHEV might not hit our shores until next year at the earliest, and may even be delayed until 2016. By then, we might be begging for it.

 

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A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or esle, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



  • Steve Grinwis

    Does the outlander have a third row?

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      I can’t find confirmation anywhere, but seems there’s no 3rd row.

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