Mitsubishi Outlander GX5 PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander GX5 PHEV

Here's the latest tidbit of information on the U.S. launch of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.  This news comes to us via Automotive News:

"Dealers will begin receiving a wave of fresh products this year, starting with a redesigned Outlander in July. Other new and freshened Mitsubishi products include a redesigned Outlander Sport and 2016 Lancer at the end of the year, a new Mirage next spring, along with a Mirage sedan and plug-in hybrid Outlander in the second quarter of 2016."

That's more than one year away still.  Will the waiting never end.

It had been anticipated that the Outlander PHEV would arrive in the US in "late 2015 or early 2016" (via Tetsuya Tobe, manager of product planning at Mitsu),  after a battery reporting module was added to the vehicle to make it compliant as a new PHEV model in California.

We have made inquiries to Mitsubishi today to attempt to confirm this Automotive News report, and will update when we receive word back from the Japanese automaker.

Update (January 28th, 7:45):  We spoke to Mitsubishi executive this evening and they confirmed that the Outlander PHEV will go on sale in the US spring of 2016.

Mitsubishi Outlander GX5 PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander GX5 PHEV

Source: Automotive News