The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been on sale in Japan since January 24th, and sales in the US have always been slated for January 2014. Since January is getting closer and Mitsubishi has not released any details, InsideEVs decided to ask Mitsubishi USA to confirm the introduction date, and hopefully eek out some extra details.
The response they received from an account executive said “Our plan is to introduce the Outlander PHEV in the US during 2014CY (calendar year) and we will be making a formal announcement at a later date.”
This is slightly concerning because until now, they have been saying the introduction will be January 2014. The only reason to be less specific would be if the date is being pushed back later, perhaps until spring. Mitsubishi has already said the Outlander plug-in launch in Australia will be delayed 8 months.
If there is actually a delay, it’s likely due to overwhelming response in Japan and the Netherlands.