Monthly archives: September 2018

Facelift : Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is finally landing in Ireland and here is what you should know:

  • The 2.0 petrol engine is replaced by a 2.4. It gains 14 hp and 21Nm of torque to 135 hp and 211 Nm.
  • The front and rear motors (1 per axle) are rated 82 and 95hp respectively (instead of 80 hp each)
  • 0-100kph is reached in 10.5 seconds vs 11.0 seconds before
  • Battery capacity goes from 12 kWh to 13.8 kWh : not great compared to BEVs but quite large for a PHEV, especially since it’s still the only one able to fast-ish charge on Chademo (22kw).
  • Range is stable at 54 km NEDC, or 45 km WLTP.


You may think the gains are not huge but the big news here is the price! Previously offered at € 49.900 in a single trim (similar to the 2019 “Instyle”) , it is now available in 3 versions, all very well equipped :

The base version “Intense” at € 39,900 includes reverse camera, infotainment with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, keyless entry, electric parking brake, dual-zone climate control and 18″ alloys.

The mid-trim “Instyle” costs € 43,900 and adds leather upholstery, multi-view cameras, full LED headlights, heated front seats and steering wheel, some driving aids such as adaptative cruise control, lane departure warning, high-beam assist. From this trim you also get an external 1500w power supply (Vehicle to Home), useful to save your home fridge/freezer content in case of power cut 🙂 .

A new version called “S-Edition” is now offered at € 47,500 and adds sunroof, premium sound system, power tailgate, specific shock absorbers, a specific and more sporty exterior looks and more driving aids such as lane change assist or blind spot warning.

The savings over the previous version are at around € 6,000 and you can now get an Outlander PHEV for the price of similarly equipped diesel version.

You can find the full specifications of the 2019 Outlander on Mitsubishi Motors website

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV


Irish PHEV Sales – August 2018

Sales growth of new PHEVs is slowing down, but we are in August above 1% market share, and with the addition to BEVs, close to 4%! The Kia Niro is still leading the segment this month.


As for used imports, the growth is still very strong with another record month : 118 imports, with a majority of Mitsubishi Outlanders.

The total of PHEVs were registered in 184 this months, and with the addition of 241 BEVs are making a total of 425 more cars with sockets on our roads.


Kia Niro PHEV


Source : Simi






Irish BEV Sales – August 2018

This is another very good month for BEV sales, and once again thanks to the Nissan Leaf, totalling 112 registrations in August. Not only the popular hatchback accounts for 2 thirds of BEV registrations but is also in the Irish top 10 !

Leaf was Ireland’s 10th Best selling car in August !

BEVs accounted for a very impressive 2.8% of the total new car market. Note that besides the Leaf most BEVs are performing quite well. The Jaguar i-Pace is entering the market with 1 registration in August.

Used BEVs imports are still strong with 75 registration (+38.9% vs 2017), best month of the year 2018 so far.

The first Irish i-Pace has been registered last month



Source : Simi