Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Production of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is probably going at full swing at Okazaki plant near Nagoya, Japan.

Last year, the Japanese company sold over 30,000 plug-in SUVs - some 10,064 in Japan and 19,980 in Europe. Data isn't yet complete, so we expect that the total result is slightly higher.

As you can see on the graph, sales in Japan were all over the charts, but recently stabilized at 600 a month.

With almost 18,000 sold in 2013, total sales by the end of 2014 in Japan/Europe stand at some 47,849!

The Okazaki plant is able to produce 50,000 Outlander PHEVs annually, so if demand remains strong, next January - before sales in the US even beging - Mitsubishi will reach 100,000!

On the other hand, sales of the all-electric MiEVs are weak, especially in the context of the kei-car market boom in Japan to an all-time high of 2,272,789 in 2014. Just over 2,000 MiEVs were sold in 2014 in Japan.