2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Awarded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
(IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+ in the United States
Outlander Sport/ASX/RVR recognized yet again for high safety
Tokyo, May 22, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)
announced that its Outlander Sport(1) has been named a 2013 "Top Safety
Pick+"(2) award winner by the United States' Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS)(3). The Outlander Sport's 2013 IIHS "Top Safety
Pick+" award comes in addition to the two straight IIHS Top Safety Pick
awards it has already received in 2012 and 2013.
The IIHS is now awarding the new "Top Safety Pick+" designation as
its highest accolade for vehicles that offer superior crash protection. The
Outlander Sport's "Top Safety Pick+" achievement indicates that
it meets the tougher crash safety standards that are now necessary to receive
IIHS' highest award.
The Outlander Sport's exceptional IIHS "Top Safety Pick+"
rating can be attributed to numerous advanced high-tech design features,
particularly to its Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body*4.
(1) RVR or ASX in some markets
(2) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates vehicles as
"good," "acceptable," "marginal" or
"poor" based on performance in a moderate overlap frontal crash,
small overlap frontal crash, side impact, rollover, plus evaluations of
seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts. The
"Top Safety Pick+" requires a vehicle to score a "good"
rating in at least four of the five tests and no less than an
"acceptable" in the fifth test.
(3) For more information, please visit http://www.iihs.org
(4) RISE is Mitsubishi Motors' patented safety body construction system
featuring integrated energy-absorbing crumple zones and engineered
reinforcements strategically placed within the body/chassis that provide
maximum protection to the vehicle's occupants in the event of an impact by
absorbing and/or dispersing a great deal of this energy from the cabin.
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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