MotorMartin is certainly a big fan of the Outlander PHEV, with a recent test posted under the title, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX5h: Electric Boogaloo which showed just how strong a performer this outstanding SUV is on the highways and byways of this green and pleasant land of ours, so the following news, direct from Mitsubishi to us up here on the top floor of the Towers, was certainly not much of a surprise.
MotorMartin has been informed then that strong demand for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has seen Mitsubishi Motors in the UK notch up two consecutive months of record sales of pre-owned internal fleet vehicles.
Of the 717 pre-owned vehicles that Mitsubishi dealers have bought directly from the manufacturer’s UK division since the start of the year, nearly 45 per cent were the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, highlighting the unwavering popularity of the UK’s best-selling Plug-in Hybrid Electric vehicle.
Mitsubishi have shared with MotorMartin that such is the demand for pre-owned examples of the versatile all-wheel drive SUV, that 2017 YTD sales figures of used internal fleet vehicles represent an increase of over 43 per cent compared to the same period in 2016. Incredible.
In addition to more and more motorists appreciating the significant benefits of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, the sales growth has been driven by Mitsubishi Motors in the UK’s focus on making its pre-owned vehicles, even more appealing to retail customers, as well as the continued expansion of its dealer network.
Mitsubishi has recently introduced an enhanced, industry-leading Approved Used Programme, a story previously covered by MotorMartin and can be read about here and a strong 5.9% APR PCP* offer that allows drivers to own a pre-owned 2016 Outlander PHEV GX4H for £299 per month, plus deposit and final payment.
The Outlander PHEV offers, in Mitsubishi’s opinion, the best pure EV range of any of its direct competitors, has the lowest emissions of any all-wheel drive vehicle and remains amongst the lowest-emitting vehicles in the plug-in hybrid segment. It is also the only AWD vehicle to utilise electric power to drive both front and rear wheels for superior traction both on and off the road even in pure electric mode. It is also the only Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle to offer rapid charging (up to 80% in approximately 25 minutes) and five-mode adjustable regenerative braking, which is controlled via the steering wheel paddles to further enhance the driving experience.
*PCP finance offer is available until March 29 2017 at participating dealerships and is subject to eligibility. Terms and conditions apply. More details, including information on Mitsubishi Motors’ other finance offers, are available at www.mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/finance.
Looks like they’ll soon be even more of these impressive SUVs on the road for some time yet.
Where will you go?