Mitsubishi Aims To Produce 2,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs Per Month

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV via Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi ran into some battery problems earlier this year that led to it halting production of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The non-production period lasted 5 months. However, Mitsubishi seems to now have things in order and has announced that it plans to produce 2,000 Outlander PHEVs a month to start with but ramp that up to 4,000 a month by May in order to catch up on its 18,000 vehicle backlog.

Mitsubishi is consolidating the battery and motor installation processes to also expedite manufacture and delivery of Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs to waiting customers.

If you’re an American eagerly awaiting your Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, however, I’ve got some bad news for you: battery availability is limited and Mitsubishi is further postponing US deliveries in order to focus on orders in Japan, Europe, and elsewhere. (Ouch.)

4 thoughts on “Mitsubishi Aims To Produce 2,000 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEVs Per Month

  1. May of what, 2014? I have seen this “Mitsubishi is planning on ramping up production to blah” but yet zero reported sales numbers. So are they making them or not and what have the sales numbers been? And when can we expect them to be available in the US? It seems like this would sell at 20X the volume of the MiEV in the US. I am guessing that at the right price point, they could be the #1 selling Mitsubishi in certain areas, just like the Leaf is the #1 selling Nissan in Oregon, Washington, California etc.

    1. -yeah, 2014. (thought it was obvious that “by May” meant the coming May.)
      -they seem to now be producing them again, after shutting down production 5 months ago due to battery issues.
      -US: no word on that. 🙁

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