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.
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.
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!