Ukraine National Police will now go out and about in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV image

The Minister of Internal Affairs from Ukraine has decided to place an order for 651 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs for the national police – a good news for the troubled Japanese automaker.

Mitsubishi has seen brighter days – the North American sales have dropped on the very old model line – and the recent fuel economy scandal has almost killed the company. But there are still reasons to be happy and content with the work – for example the quirky Outlander is very successful in its green plug-in hybrid version in more than one market. And one of those just placed a huge order for the model. We’re talking about Ukraine, with the government having selected the Outlander PHEV as the new vehicle of choice for the national police force.

Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Arsen Avakov, took to Twitter to announce the government ordered 651 units of the Outlander plug in hybrid, and according to a statement this is part of the emerging plan from the Kyoto Protocol. The Natspolitsiya is giving up the Russian-made UAZ and AvtoVAZ vehicles that were not only politically incorrect but also old as a grandfather, for a decidedly greener option. The Outlander PHEV, fresh with a 2017 model year, has a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and two electric motors linked to a 12-kWh battery that delivers an all-electric driving range of around 22 miles. “So, gentlemen, Ukrainian policemen! You will receive 651 new and unique modern powerful eco-friendly hybrid crossover Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV,” commented Avakov in his statement. “The people of Ukraine hopes that you will be worthy of this innovation! Serve with honor!”