Plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) aren’t anywhere near as popular as conventional hybrids or battery-electric vehicles, but they’re growing in popularity.

    In the first half of 2024, sales of PHEVs were up 129.6 per cent compared with the same period last year.

    Mitsubishi’s first-mover advantage is still paying off, with its Outlander and Eclipse Cross remaining Australia’s most popular PHEVs.

    Mazda’s CX-60 is sitting in third place, with its PHEV variants accounting for over a third of the nameplate’s total sales.

    A new name, the BYD Sealion 6, has stormed into the top 10 after a single month of deliveries, blasting past the MG HS – though its rival Chinese PHEV is set for an imminent replacement.

    Rounding out the top 10 PHEVs are the Volvo XC60, Cupra Formentor Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q5 and supply-constrained Lexus NX.

    PHEVTotal sales% PHEV
    Mitsubishi Outlander242214,44316.8
    Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross1409540626.1
    Mazda CX-60698182038.4
    BYD Sealion 6482482100.0
    Volvo XC60390114434.1
    Cupra Formentor31360651.7
    MG HS307161819.0
    Porsche Cayenne30498231.0
    Audi Q5301138621.7
    Lexus NX17529066.0
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C63 AMG)162111514.5
    Volvo XC9016044236.2
    Ford Escape15130749.2
    Range Rover Sport12012409.7
    Alfa Romeo Tonale7916248.8
    Peugeot 30087226627.1
    BMW XM7070100.0
    BMW 3 Series6215114.1
    Cupra Leon5316432.3
    Range Rover Evoque4934814.1
    BMW X54516042.8
    BMW X33918842.1
    Peugeot 408383997.4
    Ferrari 296 GTB/GTS3737100.0
    Mercedes-Benz GLC3320521.6
    Volvo S60338538.8
    Peugeot 308237331.5
    Range Rover Velar2018011.1
    McLaren Artura1818100.0
    Jeep Grand Cherokee173494.9
    Audi Q8142286.1
    Ferrari SF901414100.0
    Volkswagen Touareg143334.2
    Range Rover123363.6
    Jeep Compass113513.1
    Peugeot 508103727.0
    Mini Countryman94452.0
    Mercedes-AMG GT77100.0
    Bentley Bentayga53813.2
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class511640.4
    Discovery Sport21781.1
    Bentley Flying Spur1119.1
    Citroen C5 X1263.8
    Kia Sorento155660.0
    Porsche Panamera1303.3

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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