The new Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle recently received the Green Car Journal’s 2019 Green SUV of the Year award at the LA Auto Show. Perfect for communities — like Vero Beach — that experience stop-and-go traffic, the PHEV saves daily commuters on gas and reduces their carbon footprint. The Outlander PHEV is just one of many advances that sets the bar for environmental design.
Green Car Journal recognizes eco-friendly vehicles on the market. It notes that most drivers want lower environmental impact and greater fuel economy without giving up style and driving experience, which is where the Outlander PHEV comes in. You get space, comfort, and performance, yet the PHEV design means you’re also saving on gas and reducing emissions.
“The Outlander PHEV is a halo vehicle for the brand and we’re proud to bring consumers an efficient yet capable plug-in hybrid CUV at a price point they can afford,” said Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer, MMNA. “This prestigious award is a testament to the strong value of this vehicle, and reaffirms Mitsubishi’s commitment to an electric-powered future made up of innovative and affordable vehicles.”
Hybrid and electric crossover options are on the market, but typically as expensive options under luxury brand names. However, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been a popular mass-market option in other countries besides the United States. The Outlander PHEV US launch is coming, though, pushed back because Mitsubishi wanted to wait and make important updates to the vehicle before its release. Now, the model is poised to take the American market by storm.
First of all, the price makes the Outlander PHEV an enticing option. In fact, it’s at least $20,000 less expensive than comparable options on the market. In addition, critics who have gotten the chance to test drive the upcoming model give it an A+ in handling and interior comfort, even when driving off-road. And, in addition to all that, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV will get better MPGe and electric-only miles than its luxury competitors.
The Outlander PHEV US launch is just the latest in the brand’s ongoing plans to appeal to current trends in the American market by appealing to the popularity of crossovers and SUVs. After the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV launches late this year, the Eclipse Cross is due to launch in early 2018. We at Dependable Mitsubishi are looking forward to seeing the brand’s family grow.