The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV reached a milestone in Canada selling with 5,052 of the plug-in hybrid being delivered to date this year.
For the first time ever in Canada, a plug-in hybrid has reached 5,000 sales in the calendar year. Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Ltd. (MMSCAN) announced today, 5,052 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have been delivered year-to-date firmly establishing it as Canada’s best-selling plug-in hybrid and Canada’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV.
The Outlander PHEV was recently awarded Green Car Journal‘s 2019 Green SUV of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s AutoMobility LA. The Outlander PHEV received top honors among a list of some of the largest OEMs in the world, and was recognized for raising the bar in environmental performance at an affordable cost for consumers.
“Canadians are recognizing that the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is electric and much more helping to establish a new industry high water mark. We see our strongest results in Québec month-after-month. Most Outlander PHEV customers were in gas-only SUVs and cars previously. As the first affordable plug-in hybrid SUV in the market, we’re helping to significantly grow adoption to EV. We are very proud of that,” said Tony Laframboise, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc.
Dealer support has been critical to Outlander PHEV success. Forty-seven per cent of Outlander PHEV sales come from Québec. Top five Outlander PHEV dealers year-to-date in order are Québec Mitsubishi (Québec), Metrotown Mitsubishi (B.C.), St. Hyacinthe Mitsubishi (Québec), Wolfe Mitsubishi (B.C.) and Boisvert Mitsubishi (Québec). For the month of November, MMSCAN reported 1,706 sales for the month. Mitsubishi Motor’s top-selling nameplate, the subcompact SUV, RVR reached 478 sales, Outlander notched 403 sales and 299 Outlander PHEVs were delivered. Eclipse Cross rounds out Mitsubishi Motors SUV lineup with 357 deliveries.
The subcompact Mirage hatchback and G4 sedan combined for 169 sales in November. Overall monthly November sales are down 12 per cent over last year’s record month. MMSCAN reports 23,594 vehicles sold year to date, up 10 per cent year-over-year.