Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Close to Breaking Records in Japan
While the United States sits in wait for the introduction of the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV), the model is raking in the big sales in its home country of Japan. As of last month, the company’s year-to-date sales look as if they will break some records.
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When the 2016 model released in Japan, the Outlander PHEV’s sales went through the roof. With the sales year totaling 9,664 units at the beginning of November, the eco-friendly crossover is on the track to breaking records across the board.
After all, it’s not every day a vehicle posts 113% year-over-year growth.
November and December sales are looking to post at least 2,000 vehicles, which would give the Outlander PHEV a year-over-year increase of about 20%. In Japan, over 29,300 plug-in hybrid Outlanders have been sold in its entire history. Last year, 10,064 models were sold in total. In fact, the Outlander PHEV has already surpassed 2013’s 9,608 total units sold.
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These kinds of sales numbers bring up the question—when are we going to get this seemingly popular plug-in hybrid crossover SUV on American soil? It looks like it will arrive in the US next year in late April/May. Here’s hoping it’s as great as the Japanese model!