Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Global Sales Surpass 26,000 (94% in Japan and Netherlands)
Combining official sales reports with EV Sales Blog data, we conclude that cumulative global sales of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV have exceeded 26,000 units.
This is a strong result after 14 months (Outlander PHEV was introduced in January 2013 in Japan and in late 2013 in select countries in Europe), including a few months of production suspension in the summer 2013. The U.S. is still waiting for first Outlander PHEVs, which should arrive in Fall 2015.
However, when we look at particular markets, the numbers are unusual.
In 2013, Mitsubishi delivered 8,197 Outlander PHEVs in Europe, from which 8,009 were in the Netherlands (97.9%). In Japan, sales of Outlander PHEV are 9,608. Other countries in Europe got just 188 of the plug-in SUVs.
In the first four months of 2014, sales in Europe reached 4,297, from which 2,940 or 68% were in the Netherlands. Japan has 3,890 through the first four months of 2014.
In total, sales are ~25,992, but 94% belongs to Japan (13,498 or 52%) and Netherlands (10,949 or 42%). As it turns out, the rest of the Europe has just 1,545 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs.
The second best selling PHEV in Europe is the Volvo V60 Plug-In with 2,166 this year, but again 1,585 in the Netherlands.
Source: EV Sales Blog