The best selling plug-in hybrid for 2022 was the MG HS with over 1500 sales and a huge lead over the second-place Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The Europeans fought it out amongst themselves with Volvo (XC60, XC90, XC40), BMW (X3, X5, 3 Series) and Mercedes-Benz (GLC) finding a few hundred buyers each.

Despite the technology being touted as a stepping stone to full-electric vehicles, the total number of plug-in hybrids sold in 2022 was just 5,937, compared to 33,416 full battery electric vehicles.

The figures were also dwarfed by the substantial number of standard (non-plug-in) hybrid vehicles sold in 2022, which accounted to 81,673 – of which a whopping 72,814 belonged to Toyota.

Below is an interactive treemap of all electrified vehicles (Battery EV, PHEV, Hybrid, FCEV etc) sold in Australia:

Below is the full list of PHEVs and their sales in 2022.

Model2022 National Sales
MG HS1554
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross926
Volvo XC60591
Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Wagon363
Mitsubishi Outlander303
Volvo XC90267
BMW X3230
Lexus NX230
MINI Countryman189
BMW X5176
BMW 3 Series166
Volvo XC40147
Ford Escape139
Hyundai Ioniq98
Porsche Cayenne Wagon88
Kia Niro64
Porsche Cayenne Coupe64
Kia Sorento62
Peugeot 300860
Cupra Formentor54
Mercedes-Benz A-Class36
Ferrari Coupe/Conv34
Cupra Leon25
Mercedes-Benz E-Class22
Peugeot 50819
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque13
Porsche Panamera7
Land Rover Range Rover Sport5
BMW 5 Series4
BMW 7 Series1
Grand Total5937

MORE: Australia’s top-selling full electric-vehicles in 2022
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Alborz Fallah

Alborz is the founder of CarAdvice (sold to Nine and now Drive) and co-founder of CarExpert. He is an honourary adjunct professor & entrepreneur in residence at the University of QLD. He loves naturally-aspirated V8s, V10s and V12s and is in denial about the impending death of the internal combustion engine.

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