Mitsubishi Motors in the UK happily announced that the Outlander PHEV was awarded Diesel Car’s ‘Best Alternative Fuel Vehicle’ for 2014.
“Mitsubishi Motors’ new and exciting Outlander PHEV wowed the judges, impressed them most thanks to its advance plug-in hybrid technology, practicality and its affordable purchase price [starting at £28,249 (post plug-in car grant)].”
Diesel Car’s road test team, after evaluating more than 200 models, decided that the Japanese PHEV is ahead of:
- the Vauxhall Ampera in the petrol hybrid category,
- the BMW i3 from the electric car category,
- and Mercedes E-Class from the diesel hybrid category.
Ian Robertston, Editor of Diesel Car, stated:
“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.”
Lance Bradley, Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors UK responded:
“The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is very different to other hybrids in the market and we are delighted that it has won an award by such a well-respected publication such as Diesel Car, just weeks after its UK launch.”
“Having one of the first plug-in hybrids in the UK market that boasts 4×4 capability with an EV range of 32.5 miles and emissions as low as 44 g/km puts Mitsubishi at the forefront of a new era in the automotive industry.”
Source: Inside EVs