2018 Outlander PHEV leads Mitsubishi Motor Sales

Mississauga, Ontario   – The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV has notched more vehicle sales in a given month in April than any other plug-in hybrid in Canada ever*. Last month, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada (MMSCAN) delivered 589 Outlander PHEVs to customers helping the vehicle reach a cumulative total of 1,344 sold in 2018.

“The Outlander PHEV offers an affordable solution to busy Canadian families and businesses who are increasingly turning to hybrid and environmentally friendlier vehicles but are not yet ready to give up their SUVs,” said Kathryn Soubliere, senior manager, Sales Operations. “For the Outlander PHEV there are no compromises in capability from cargo space to towing, fast-charging, and all-wheel drive in 100 per cent EV mode and this becomes very attractive to the customer especially as gas prices soar.” For Canada, there are two basic trims models, both All-Wheel Drive, — the SE S-AWC and GT S-AWC, with an available Touring package on the SE. The base Outlander PHEVs, the SE S-AWC model, arrives with blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, while the fully loaded GT S-AWC version adds forward collision avoidance with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, a multi-view camera and automatic high beam headlights. The Outlander cabin features a roomy, well finished interior with comfortable seats.  The Outlander PHEV is powered by three power units: a 2.0-litre gasoline engine, two electric motors and a battery/generator. The gasoline engine develops 117 horsepower and 137 pound-feet of torque, and is teamed up with 80 horsepower electric motor that produces 101 lb.-ft. of torque. This combined unit drives the front wheels via a transaxle through a single-speed transmission. The second electric motor also develops 80 horsepower and 144-lb.-ft. of torque, and is linked to the rear wheels through a single-speed transaxle. Meanwhile, a lithium-ion battery, stores and supplies the electric power. With a fully charged battery, the PHEV can cruise up to 35 kilometres on electric-only driving, before it switches over the gasoline engine. The Outlander PHEV offers a fuel economy figure of electric equivalent of 3.0/3.4/3.2Le/100 km city/highway/combined, The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has a starting base price of $42,998 for the SE S-AWC, with $45,998 for the GT S-AWC. Of course the price drops as there are provincial rebates for hybrid vehicle in some provinces— ranging from $2,500 in B.C. In addition, Mitsubishi has one of the best warrantees in the business with even the battery covered under the excellent 10-year, 160,000-kilometre powertrain warranty.