Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced it will start sales of the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) model of the new Outlander in Canada and the United States this November, and in Puerto Rico in December.
The Outlander was released in 2001 as Mitsubishi Motors’ first crossover SUV, and it has become one of the core models in the company’s lineup, comprising approximately 20 per cent of the global sales volume in recent years. The gasoline model of the redesigned Outlander was launched in 2021 and has sold around 100,000 units globally and more than 70,000 units in North America thus far. The PHEV variant was added to the previous generation model and debuted in Japan in 2013 as the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV. Since then, a total of more than 310,000 units has been sold globally and about 30,000 units have been sold in North America.