The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hasn’t even hit American pavement yet, but it’s already red hot elsewhere in the world. It’s only the fourth plug-in electric car ever to break 100,000 sales.
Currently available in Europe and Japan, it had a reported 101,900 sales through this past March, and that number continues to climb. It falls only behind the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and the Chevrolet Volt in global plug-in sales.
But, what makes Mitsubishi an even higher competitor is that while the others reached their sales with the help of the American market, Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV isn’t even here yet. And until last year, the U.S. was the world’s largest market for plug-ins.
Once the Outlander PHEV gets here, we should see an even greater surge in its numbers. For now, the Outlander has been quite the success overseas, becoming the bestselling plug-in hybrid in Europe. Japan had 33,741 sales of the car, showing their push for environmental improvement.
A benefit of Mitsubishi’s cars is their affordability. While many other automakers plan or are already producing plug-in hybrids, few offer them as inexpensively as Mitsubishi does.
So, when the Outlander PHEV finally arrives, will you be ready to call it yours?