Summary of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales In Japan In 2015

2 years ago by Mark Kane 6

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales in Japan – December 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales in Japan – December 2015

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

In Japan, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV wasn’t able to improve its sales result in December compared to the previous year, but 518 vs 608 is nothing compared to the unprecedented surge in Europe to several thousand units.

Altogether, sales of Outlander PHEV increased in 2015 by over 14% to 10,996 in Japan from 10,064 in 2014 and 9,608 in 2013.

Year 2016 began in Japan with over 30,500 Outlander PHEV on the roads there.

Worldwide, sales are now approaching 100,000 cumulatively as the Okazaki Plant is running at full swing. Some 42,000 Outlander PHEVs were sold in 2015, mostly in Europe and Japan, with few more thousand sold in other markets.

The Outlander PHEV arrive in the US in August.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales in Japan – December 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales in Japan – December 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales in Japan – December 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales in Japan – December 2015

The largest market for Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is Europe with nearly 60,000 sold through the end of 2015.

We are curious how well Outlander PHEV will sell in the U.S., but we need to wait until August.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales – December 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV sales – December 2015

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6 responses to "Summary of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales In Japan In 2015"

  1. Ken says:

    Can’t see this selling well in the US with gas under $2 a gallon. I think the opportunity to make a dent in the US SUV market has passed.

    1. Speculawyer says:

      It would definitely still sell.

      There are still a lot people that realize that vehicles last 15 to 20 years whereas cheap gas only lasts 1 to 3 years.

      1. EV AZ says:

        Agree the educated buyer is looking long term and we all know that $2 per gallon is short term. It is just OPEC trying to put the competition out of business.

        The Outlander PHEV is in the front running of our next vehicle.

        RAV4 EV
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  2. ms says:

    What if you don’t give a damn about fuel prices and just want to burn less gas, but still need a larger vehicle (and can’t swing a tesla or want ICE backup)…. seems like this would fit the bill? I hoped that the Volt would be release in a wagon or CUV variant, but since that hasn’t come to pass, maybe this will be my next car.

  3. Mike Starostka says:

    I have done extensive research on this PHEV and the 2017 with the new improvements inside and out will sell better than the Volt, Leaf, Tesla and Prius combined. It’s like driving a luxury SUV but for 1/3 of the price of other luxury EV’s. I drive the ICE Outlander Sport 2015 and love it, can’t wait to trade it in for the PHEV and get a bigger one at 156mpg and 30 empc. On another note the 2018/19 models well get even higher electric range with smaller and lighter weight batteries. Only thing I would add to the Outlander PHEV would be a panaramic roof that opens, the transmission shift as buttons on the dash instead of a joystick to open up more room for a console, lumbar support, and doors that auto unlock and lock as you approach and leave the car. Stitching on the sides of the backseat arm rest so it’s not so wrinkly looking. And of course a universal garage door opener and something like Onstar installed.
    This truly is the vehical of the future!!

  4. Mike Starostka says:

    P.S.
    It’s election year, so gas prices always go down, and they are already going up, it’s $2.50 a gallon in Seattle, but of course we have the 2nd most expensive gas in the US next to Los Angelos. So, don’t think these prices are going to last long at all!!!