HybridCars.com is reporting that availability of the plug-in hybrid version of the Mitsubishi Outlander in North America has been delayed once again.

First launched in the Japanese market in 2013, the Outlander PHEV was updated in 2016, with the range of its 12 kWh battery and all-wheel-drive SUV performance promising to provide best-in-class value.

Despite being sold in more than 48 countries and capturing the PHEV segment lead in Europe, the Outlander has ceded consumer demand in Canada and the U.S. to plug-in versions of the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, and Volvo XC90.

According to Mitsubishi Public Relations manager Alex Fedorak, the Outlander PHEV will launch in the U.S. in the summer of 2017, with the delay resulting from a need “to meet a level of competitiveness that will exceed customer expectations.”