Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) was named a finalist for the 2019 Green SUV of the Year award by Green Car Journal. The award honors the SUV that raises the bar in environmental performance while remaining affordable for most consumers. The winner will be named on Thursday, November 29 at the Los Angeles Auto Shows AutoMobility LA.
Since its inception in 2006, the magazines highly-respected Green Car Awards„¢ program recognizes environmentally-positive vehicles and manufacturers for their accomplishments in bringing about eco-friendly improvement in the auto industry. Since 1992, the award-winning Green Car Journal has been recognized as the leading authority on the intersection of automobiles, energy, and the environment.
Bringing the Outlander PHEV to the U.S. offers an important new choice for those who want to drive ˜green, but also require the full functionality of a crossover SUV, said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. With SUVs representing the hottest segment in the auto industry, Mitsubishis introduction of its plug-in SUV here is especially well-timed.
The worlds best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV*, offers the best of both worlds with electric vehicle (EV) efficiency and sport utility capabilities. The PHEV boasts a 22-mile all-electric driving range mated to a gas motor to combine for an EPA estimated 74 MPG-e. Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system was modified specifically for the Outlander PHEV’s unique twin electric motor configuration to allow maximum performance, tractability and safety — especially in harsh weather conditions. The Outlander PHEV also comes standard with DC Fast Charging, which makes it the only Plug-in Hybrid CUV on the market with that ability.**
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Earlier this year, the Outlander PHEV was named the New England Motor Press Associations Best Green Winter Vehicle. It also received the prestigious Best 5 All-Around Performance award from the Automotive Science Group (ASG) in their 2018 Automotive Performance Index„¢ (API) study.
For more information on the Outlander PHEV and Mitsubishi Motors, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
*Based on IHS Markit New Registrations data for fuel types of plug in hybrid and all SUV body styles for Jan 2013 through September 2018 (where actual data are available), which is compiled from governments and other sources and captures 95 percent of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries. **Based on available JATO Dynamics Limited Car Specifications USA Database (Nov 2017)
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all research and development, marketing, and sales for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells sedans and crossovers/SUVs through a network of approximately 360 dealers. MMNA is leading the way in the development of highly efficient, affordably priced new gasoline-powered automobiles while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models. Mitsubishi has been producing cars for over 100 years. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
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