Mitsubishi Motors' Outlander Recognized as Fiscal Year 2012's Top Safety
Performer among New Passenger Vehicles in Japan
Tokyo, May 10, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)
announced that its all-new Outlander received the Japan New Car Assessment
Program (JNCAP) JNCAP Five Star Award in addition to the JNCAP First Prize,
cementing the SUV as a leader in automobile safety.
JNCAP Awards Recognize High Performance in Safety Tests
The JNCAP Five Star Award is given to new automobiles introduced in during the
Japanese fiscal year that earn the maximum five star overall rating in the
2012 JNCAP crash safety evaluation tests conducted by Japan's Ministry of
Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and National Agency for
Automotive Safety and Victims' Aid (NASVA). The JNCAP First Prize is given
to an automobile that achieves the highest ever score.
The JNCAP structure combines vehicle occupant protection and pedestrian
protection performance during test collisions, evaluating overall safety of
automobiles and assigning a grade from one (lowest) to five (highest) stars.
The Outlander received the maximum five-star rating for achieving the highest
level of safety for vehicle occupants as well as for pedestrians.
The all-new Outlander was released in Japan in October 2012. It is fitted with
a combination of several advanced safety features, including:
- e-Assist(1) advanced safety technologies
- RISE(2) high-rigidity impact safety body
- Seven SRS airbags.
In addition to these superior safety features, the Outlander's
lightweight design offers superior fuel economy and environmental performance.
Combined with a refined interior, sophisticated exterior and motive
performance, the Outlander was made to be a "premium SUV" that
harmonizes high levels of performance in one package.
"Toughness and Safety" Recognized
With the theme of driving pleasure towards a sustainable future for everyone,
MMC has pushed ahead on automobile manufacturing that aims to contribute to
environmental responsibility, deliver driving pleasure, and provide toughness
and safety under MMC's tagline Drive@earth. With these JNCAP awards,
MMC's advanced safety technologies towards "toughness and
safety" have been officially recognized with high regard.
MMC is proud of this achievement yet at the same time remains committed to
providing even higher levels of safety in its products.
(1) Called "e-Assist" only in the Japanese market, a combination of
advanced technologies including Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM) which
automatically applies the brakes as necessary to help avoid a collision with
the vehicle ahead or reduce impact damage in the event of a collision; Lane
Departure Warning System (LDW) which alerts the driver when the vehicle starts
to drift from its lane, aiding driver concentration; and Adaptive Cruise
Control System (ACC), a radar-based system that automatically maintains a
driver-adjustable distance with the vehicle in front, reducing the chance of a
collision if the vehicle in front suddenly stops.
(2) Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution Body.
About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (TSE: 7211) was established in 1970 and is one
of the few automobile companies in the world that produces a full line of
automotive products ranging from 660-cc mini cars and passenger cars to
commercial vehicles and heavy-duty trucks and buses. The company also operates
consumer financing services and provides this to its customer base. For more
information, please visit www.mitsubishi-motors.com.
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