Mitsubishi Motors has produced 5 million cars at its Okazaki plant near Nagoya in Japan. The 425,000 sqm plant is located next to Mitsubishi Motor Corporation’s global R&D centre and one of the three production bases in Japan.
The 5 millionth vehicle produced was a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV is currently one of the company’s brisk-selling vehicles in Europe. The company revealed that 18,644 units of the vehicle have been sold from January to November 2014 in the Old Continent.
The 5 millionth vehicle (Outlander PHEV) was presented to Yasuhiro Uchida, Mayor of Okazaki City, to be used as an emergency vehicle.
More information is available in the press release below.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS CELEBRATES 5 MILLION CARS PRODUCED AT THE OKAZAKI PLANT
For Mitsubishi Motors Corporations (MMC) Okazaki plant near Nagoya (Japan), the success of Outlander PHEV in Europe (18,644 sold units – January to November 2014, making it the best-selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in the region) took another dimension as the plant celebrated its 5 millionth vehicle produced since 1977 – A Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
Tetsuro Aikawa (MMC’s President & COO) formally presented this milestone Outlander PHEV to Yasuhiro Uchida(Mayor of Okazaki City), to be used as a self-sufficient, EV-based, 4WD emergency vehicle in case of a natural disaster.
Located next to MMC’s global R&D centre, the 425,000 sqm Okazaki plant is one of the three Mitsubishi Motors vehicle production bases in Japan with nearly 1,600 staff building Outlander, Outlander PHEV and ASX. During FY13, Okazaki produced 174,000 vehicles.