Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Sales Recover In Japan
While Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV experienced some sales recovery in May after collapse in April, the all-electric i-MiEV, along with Minicab derivatives, did not fare as well in Japan.
We are sad to admit that despite lower prices and a better equipped version of i-MiEV, sales stuck in Japan. Last month, just 25 i-MiEVs were sold, plus 22 Minicab-MiEVs or Minicab-MiEV Trucks.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV with 563 units sold in Japan in May is closing in on 4,500 units YTD and is on track for over 10,000 this year in Japan. For comparison, in 2013, Outlander PHEV sales amounted to 9,608.
Over 6,000 Outlander PHEVs sold in Europe in the first five months indicates to us that Mitsubishi is on track for 15,000 Outlander PHEV sales in its largest market for plug-ins (at least this forecast seems accurate based on the first fivte months of 2014).