2013 Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander Sport models Named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks

 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander Sport models Named Insurance Institute
                  for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks

PR Newswire

CYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012

CYPRESS, Calif., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Mitsubishi Motors North
America, Inc. (MMNA) has seen a pair of its 2013 vehicle offerings – the
versatile and stylish Lancer compact sport sedan and the dynamic Outlander
Sport compact crossover – named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS) as "Top Safety Picks."

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For the sixth year in a row, the Mitsubishi Lancer compact sport sedan*
(including Sportback 5-door) joins the elite group of 2013 model vehicles that
meet the Insurance Institute's rigid vehicle crash testing criteria in order
to be called an IIHS "Top Safety Pick." The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of
the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the company's varied model lineup as it
achieves a lofty EPA-rated 34 mpg highway (DE and ES models with the 2.0-liter
engine).

And for a second year in a row, the Mitsubishi Motors' made-in-America
five-passenger 2013 Outlander Sport compact crossover makes the grade as an
IIHS "Top Safety Pick." With a MSRP starting price of only $19,170, the 2013
Outlander Sport achieves an impressive EPA-rated 31 mpg highway.

To commemorate Mitsubishi Motors' arrival to American shores some 30 years
ago, the company has created a special dynamic-looking version of its compact
crossover vehicle with the arrival of the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition
model at Mitsubishi dealers nationwide this March. The eye-catching 2013
Outlander Sport Limited Edition features blackout side mirrors, center bumper,
wheel arch trim and roof rails, argent chrome alloy wheels, power driver's
seat and special "Limited Edition" badging. Two-tone Dove Grey and Black
leather-clad seats are also available. Vehicle performance is enhanced by a
new engine balancer shaft that provides smoother and quicker acceleration.

For more information on the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Sport and the
Outlander Sport Limited Edition, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com and for
more information on the "Top Safety Pick" award by the Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS), please visit iihs.org.

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all
manufacturing, sales, marketing, research and development operations for
Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells coupes, sedans and sport
utility vehicles through a network of approximately 400 dealers. In November
of 2011, MMNA launched the battery-powered electric vehicle Mitsubishi i-MiEV
as part of a corporate mission to offer consumers more environmentally
responsible modes of transportation. This battery-powered electric vehicle
technology addresses the need for vehicles that produce zero tailpipe
emissions and support a growing agenda for sustainability. For more
information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or
visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

[*] Excluding Lancer Ralliart and Lancer Evolution models

SOURCE Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc.

Contact: Roger Yasukawa, Manager, Product Communications Mitsubishi Motors,
+1-714-372-6217, ryasukawa@mmsa.com
 
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