INTERNATIONAL NEWS: MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER PHEV NAMED GREEN CAR JOURNAL’S 2020 FAMILY GREEN CAR OF THE YEAR
The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), the world's best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle1, was honoured as the first-ever 2020 Family Green Car of the Year™ by Green Car Journal.
Presented for the first time at the 2019 San Antonio Auto & Truck Show on November 21, 2019, the all-new 2020 Family Green Car of the Year™ award recognizes the increasingly important role that environmental performance plays in the family vehicle market.
The Outlander PHEV was recognized for its blend of environmental performance and family-friendly versatility in a popular crossover package. The publication further recognized the Outlander PHEV for its unique offering of plug-in electric vehicle (EV) efficiency and sport utility capability.
The Green Car Awards™ at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show highlight the best environmentally friendly new model year vehicles to help make purchase decisions easier. The Outlander PHEV was recognized for 'green' attributes and how it rose above its many competitors on the market, earning the magazine's recognition as a 2020 Green Car Product of Excellence™.
"The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers family-friendly functionality, satisfying ride and handling, and welcome plug-in hybrid operation that enhances environmental performance," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. "It's an exceptional crossover offering the technology, driver assist systems, and capabilities so desired by families today, at reasonable cost."
The Outlander PHEV brings together the superior efficiency of an electric vehicle, the utility of a crossover as well as stability and handling provided by Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system. The PHEV includes a 35-km all-electric driving range mated to a gas motor to combine for a total range of 499 km. The S-AWC system was modified specifically for the Outlander PHEV's unique twin electric motor configuration to allow maximum performance and superior traction and safety, especially in harsh weather conditions.
Last year, the Outlander PHEV also received Green Car Journal's 2019 Green SUV of the Year.
Outlander PHEV also has the distinction of being Today’s Parent Approved by Today’s Parent Magazine following testing by families and editors in Canada. In Canada, Outlander PHEV is Canada’s top-selling plug-in hybrid SUV. In 2018, Outlander PHEV accounted for one in four plug-in hybrid sales in Canada.
1. Based on IHS Markit New Registrations of plug in hybrid and all SUV body styles for Jan 2013 – Aug 2019 compiled from governments & other sources (where available). Captures 95% of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries.