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Outlander PHEV takes 43% of July Plug-in Car Grants

Launched at the start of April, the Outlander PHEV offers fully-electric four-wheel drive at up to 75mph for up to 30 miles on the NEDC test, resulting in company car tax-efficient CO2 emissions of 44g/km. Mitsubishi has priced the vehicle at the same level as the equivalent 2.2-litre diesel automatic, after the £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant.

As of the end of June, the car had recorded over a third of all plug-in hybrid sales in the UK for the first half of the year, despite only two months on sale. One month later, it has helped boost July sales by 197% from 397 units in 2013 to 1,181 in 2014, and year-to-date sales up 32.2% to 7,171 units, with the Outlander PHEV accounting for over a just over a third of that volume.

Toby Marshall, director of sales and marketing for Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: 'Now that the sales figures are in for July, it is clear to see we have made significant progress so far this year. The addition of the game-changing Outlander PHEV to our vehicle line-up has helped boost Mitsubishi brand awareness, increasing sales of all models in our range.'

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