Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV named Green Car Journal’s 2020 Family Green Car of the Year
CYPRESS, Calif. and SAN ANTONIO – The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), the world's best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle1, was today honored 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, 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 Outlander PHEV remains the efficient family vehicle to beat, and it continues to underscore Mitsubishi's longstanding commitment to electrified mobility," said Jim Sweeting, Sales Manager, Central Region, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), upon receiving the award at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show. "Winning Green Car Journal's first-ever Green Family Car of the Year award is a great honor and recognition of Outlander PHEV's potent combination of reliability, efficiency and value."
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 boasts a 22-mile all-electric driving range mated to a gas motor to combine for an EPA estimated 74 MPG-e. 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.
For more information on the Outlander PHEV and Mitsubishi Motors, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
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.
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About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Through a network of more than 360 dealer partners across the United States, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), is responsible for the sales, research and development, marketing and customer service of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in the U.S. 2018 marked the brand's sixth consecutive year of sales growth.
Currently located in Cypress, California – and soon to be relocating to Franklin, Tennessee – MMNA is a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Mitsubishi continues to lead 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.
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