MITSI PHEV SUCCESS
Just one month after the release of the new 19MY Outlander PHEV, Mitsubishi Motors NZ’s market-leading plug-in hybrid SUV has recorded its highest-ever monthly sales figure – a result that has helped to propel the brand to third spot in the market and its most successful September for 24 years. At $ 55,990 ( plus On-Road Costs), the new Outlander PHEV VRX was launched at a price point $ 8,000 below the previous top- of-the-range model, making it the most luxurious and affordable PHEV that MMNZ has ever released. MMNZ Chief Operating Officer Daniel Cook attributed the new model’s lower price point as a key factor for increased customer uptake, alongside rising fuel costs and an expanding national network of charging stations. “Outlander PHEV has led its class since its release in 2014; in our latest edition, we wanted to make the PHEV even more accessible to Kiwis looking to embrace this alternative technology,” said Cook. “We are very pleased to have been able to do that and it is extremely rewarding to see more customers enjoying the benefit.” Outlander PHEV has an electric range of 54km and a combined range of over 600km. DC Fast Charge capability can recharge the battery from 0 to 80 percent in around 20 minutes.
Triton tracking well
Triton 2WD and 4WD models shared near 50: 50 of the spoils in September, with 230 and 220 registrations respectively. MMNZ’s highest-selling vehicle has enjoyed a strong run since Fieldays, with the highly popular 4WD GLS Black Edition being swiftly followed by a run-out deal on the 2WD GLX-R Double Cab. “Triton is our star performer again, boosted strongly by the arrival of the 2WD GLX-R in August,” said Cook. “We are pleased to have been able to put earlier supply issues behind us and feed the ongoing appetite for our tried and trusted ute.” Cook pointed to the strong collective performance of Mitsubishi’s SUV and crossover range as further evidence of the brand’s close alignment with contemporary Kiwi lifestyles, supported by class-leading customer service.
Outlander PHEV recorded its biggest sales month ever in September, with 54 units registered.