Hybrids made some notable inroads into last year’s still flourishing UK car market.
So much so in fact, that last year’s hybrid car sales in Britain rose by a half to 44,100 units.
Put into perspective with the rest of Europe, that’s nearly twice the number of
hybrid cars sold in the same year in Germany, Europe’s biggest market.
Last year’s sudden hybrid sales surge in the UK was due in large measure to a notable sales blitz from
Toyota’s market dominating hybrids and a marked first year sales blitz from Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV.
Last year’s UK sales of the Auris and Yaris hybrids rose by a respective 56 and 47 per cent.
Matters were helped further by the sudden popularity of the Outlander PHEV.
Coming from practically nowhere, and after a market presence of less than six months,
last year’s Outlander PHEV sales in the UK ballooned to almost 5,400 units,
according to AID figures ...more
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