Tokyo, May 16, 2018 – The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Outlander received the prestigious “Best 5 All-Around Performance” award from the US-based Automotive Science Group (ASG) in their 2018 Automotive Performance Index™ (API) study*. The Outlander was chosen out of 372 competing models in the SUV segment. The study notes that both vehicles offer exemplary performance and value, and outperformed the average SUV by an astounding 22%.
With the US version of the Outlander PHEV boasting a 22-mile all-electric driving range and EPA estimated 74 MPG-e, the plug-in hybrid model brings together the superior performance and efficiency of an EV and the practicality of a crossover. Its seven-passenger sibling, the 2018 Outlander, offers an EPA estimated 30 MPG highway, revealing new possibilities for improved fuel efficiency and reduced fuel costs in the SUV segment.
ASG is a data-driven research group founded by environmental policy consultancy Eco-innovations, LLC. ASG’s “Best 5 All-Around Performance” award is presented to the top five automobiles in each vehicle class that the organization determines to achieve the highest combined environmental, economic and social performance scores.
*For more information on API study: https://www.automotivescience.com/pages/2018-study