Third Consecutive Win for the Outlander PHEV
An impressive 39.000 plug-ins were sold in 2016, up 40% YoY, with the EV Share ending at a record 1.5%, up from 1.07% in 2015.
Looking at the models ranking, the Mitsu Outlander PHEV won for the the third consecutive time the Best Seller title, but the Japanese SUV domination is being significantly eroded, ending the year with 24% share, far from the 41% it had in 2015.
Still, it almost doubled the sales of the Second Placed Mercedes C350e, a new model that managed to displace the locally-made Nissan Leaf to Third Place.
The remaining top positions went to BMW models, with the BMW 330e ending its first year on the market in Fourth, this way underlining the importance of the company car segment in this market, while the BMW i3 benefited from a strong second half of the year to surpass the Tesla Model S and finish in Fifth.
In the manufacturers ranking, Mitsubishi (24% Share) won its third consecutive manufacturers title, but BMW ended dangerously close (22%), which might foresee a new leader in 2017, while Mercedes won its first podium seat here, ending in Third, with 14% share.
Below, you will find the 2016 Trophy Room:
Best Selling Small Car: BMW i3, 2.540 units, above the 2.213 of 2015, while allowing it to win its third class trophy, the German hot Hatch is definitely an EV favorite in British lands;
Best Selling Luxury SUV: Volvo XC90 T8, 1.662 units. After an entertaining race with the BMW X5 PHEV, Volvo plug-in hybrid took the trophy of this booming class.
Best Selling MPV: BMW 225xe Active Tourer, 456 units. The arrival of the BMW model spiked sales of this class, selling almost twice as much as the Second Placed, the Mercedes B250e;
In 2016 Fuel Cells had their Year One on the UK market, with just 10 units being registered, with the Toyota Mirai registering eight of them.
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