February Was Mitsubishi's Best Sales Month in Over a Decade
Mitsubishi has seen tremendous success over the last few months, in part thanks to the release of two all-new models: the Outlander PHEV and the Eclipse Cross.
The release of the 2018 MitsubishiEclipse Cross truly drove the brand’s sales to new levels this year with its best May sales in over a decade — up 31.7 percent year-over-year. All three Outlander models — the MitsubishiOutlander, Outlander Sport, and Outlander PHEV — contributed to the brand’s success, as well, making up 65.1 percent of all Mitsubishi sales in the same month. As we move further into the summer, those trends will likely continue.
Mitsubishi recognizes that electric vehicles are at the forefront of the industry and proved its commitment to a more sustainable future with the introduction of its Outlander Plug-in Hybrid model. The Outlander PHEV started off on a great foot, taking home the New England Motor Press Association’s “Best Green Winter Vehicle” award, and its success isn’t stopping any time soon.
The 2019 MitsubishiOutlander PHEV will see a 10-percent increase in its battery life, giving it an even longer all-electric range. The 2019 model will also have a stronger powertrain, increasing its top speed in electric mode by nearly 8 percent, from 78 mph to 84 mph. Its 135-horsepower output comes from a combination of the Outlander PHEV’s gas engine and its 95-horsepower electric motor. You’ll also be able to control your driving even more on the 2019 Outlander PHEV thanks to two new driving modes: Sport and Snow.
Mitsubishi is keeping the details about its 2019 models quiet, but with a surge in SUV sales, we expect its SUV lineup will come back better than ever. The good news is that as this summer transitions into fall, 2019 Mitsubishi models will likely make their way to our dealership.