2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV named New England Motor Press Association Best Green Vehicle Hybrid/PHEV

CYPRESS, Calif.Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year*, announced today the 2019 Outlander PHEV received top honors from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA) at its Winter Vehicle Awards. The vehicle was recognized as the “Best In Class Green Vehicle Hybrid or PHEV” following its successful evaluation in the annual winter vehicle testing competition.

The 2019 Outlander PHEV is the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid** and brings together the superior efficiency of an electric vehicle, the stability and handling provided by Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system and the utility of a crossover. The S-AWC system was modified specifically for the Outlander PHEV's unique twin electric motor configuration to allow maximum performance, superior traction and safety, especially in harsh weather conditions.

The 2019 Outlander PHEV comes standard with DC Fast Charging capability and two AC power outlets located in the rear seat and cargo area. Standard on the GT trim, the outlets are commonplace North American 120V plugs that draw power from the drive battery to power nearly any portable appliance for camping, tailgating or any other activity. Paired with a spacious interior and technology for all around safety and convenience, the Outlander PHEV continues to raise the bar in environmental performance at an affordable cost for consumers.

During the competition, NEMPA members tested and evaluated numerous vehicles throughout the winter months in the New England area to determine which offer the best winter driving in the region. The Outlander PHEV and other winning vehicles were chosen for their superior winter-specific features and were found to offer a safe and enjoyable ride.

For more information on Mitsubishi Motors and the 2019 Outlander PHEV, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

*Based on Motor Intelligence CY2017 and CY2018 Sales by Manufacturer data. Excludes premium brands.

** Based on IHS Markit New Registrations of plug in hybrid and all SUV body styles for Jan 2013 - Sept 2018 compiled from governments & other sources (where available). Captures 95% of global new vehicle volumes in more than 80 countries.


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