50,000 Outlander PHEVs sold in the UK

Celebrating 6 years of the Outlander PHEV

On April 1st 2014 we launched the Outlander PHEV, a game-changer in the green vehicle market. It was the first Plug-in Hybrid SUV, offering ultra-low emissions, incredible fuel economy and a sublime driving experience that customers all over the world fell in love with.

The best-selling plug-in hybrid in the world

An overnight success. An instant classic.

Outlander PHEV offered a unique proposition: a car that could do the daily commute for pennies per day and virtually no emissions, while at the same time offering a spacious family SUV perfect for adventures, on or off the road.

The ultimate plug-in hybrid

Powered by an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain, employing an electric motor on each axle for true all-wheel-drive EV performance, the Outlander PHEV was truly the car that kicked off the UK's interest in low emission vehicles, boosting the plug-in hybrid market tenfold.


on a single charge

Charging is as easy as plugging in your phone and with its impressive electric range, it's exempt from Clean Air Zone charges and has low BIK costs for company car drivers.


with regular charging

Electricity costs about half as much as petrol per mile, so you'll save a lot in running costs, not to mention making fewer trips to the pump.


ultra low Co2 emissions

Less exhaust emissions means improved local air quality and less CO2 emissions, helping you reduce your impact on the environment.

The game-changer

The Outlander PHEV Launched in 2014

Competitively priced and with high standard specification the Outlander PHEV took off immediately, with 10,000 registered in the first ten months. Simple to charge and effortless to drive, it bridged the gap between a standard and an electric car like no other before it.

Introducing the Dynamic Shield

First major revision in 2016

In 2016 we revamped the Outlander PHEV with a host of exterior upgrades, interior tweaks and efficiency modifications. We added a dedicated EV button, giving drivers complete control over when the EV drive battery is used, further increase the car's ability to maxmise fuel economy. 

Refined to near-perfection

A brand new Outlander in 2019

In 2019 we launched the current generation Outlander PHEV. With a new 2.4 litre Atkinson engine designed to work in perfect harmony with the twin electric motors and a new Sport Mode, producing punchier acceleration. The current model offers more power and a more refined drive than its predessesors without compromising on emissions or efficiency. 

Always Innovating

Looking to the future

The next generation of Mitsubishi Plug-in Hybrids will expand on the success we've had with Outlander PHEV and take everything we've learnt from 100 years of automotive innovation to create a new generation of cars with greater EV ranges, more advanced safety equipment and a host of new technologies.

Get a sneak peek at what's in store with our concept plug-in hybrid, the Engelberg Tourer.