If you want to know how dumb manufacturers are...
In the UK, Mitsubishi wanted to say that they've sold 10,000 Outlander PHEVs, but they'd only sold 9,000. The solution was to pre-register 1,000 and then stick them in a field and sell them insanely cheaply. This means that Mitsubishi dealers are not allowed to advertise a used Outlander PHEV (if they do, they will get a call telling them to take the advert down).
The end result is that if somebody tries part exchanging their Outlander, they'll be given a shit price as nobody wants the things because they're nigh on impossible to sell, so they'll tell people "they're a great car*, but they lose their value insanely quickly".
* I know several people with Outlander PHEVs, and they all love them.