New 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Designated an Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK+
CYPRESS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013
CYPRESS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America,
Inc. (MMNA) is honored to learn that its completely redesigned new 2014
Mitsubishi Outlander crossover has today been named a 2013 "Top Safety Pick+"
award winner by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Mitsubishi Motors is the only automobile manufacturer to have its entire SUV
lineup named as IIHS 2013 "Top Safety Pick+" award winners. Only 3 out of a
total of 15 vehicles tested in the Small SUV segment received the "plus"
distinction, and 2 of those 3 are Mitsubishi Motors vehicles; the all-new
7-passenger 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander joins the 5-passenger Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport, which earned the TSP+ award in June.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is now awarding the new"Top
Safety Pick+" designation as its highest accolade for vehicles that offer
superior crash protection. The new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander's "Top Safety
Pick+" achievement indicates that it meets the tougher crash safety standards
set forth by the non-profit vehicle research and crash test ratings agency
that are now necessary to receive its highest accolade.
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.
Of particular note, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander received a "good" rating in
the important small overlap frontal crash. The Outlander is one of only two
Small SUVs to achieve an overall "good" rating in the new test.
Added just last year, the small overlap test "replicates what happens when the
front corner of the vehicle strikes another vehicle or object like a tree or
utility pole," according to the IIHS. A full 25% of the front of the vehicle
on the driver's side hits a 5-foot-tall barrier at 40 mph in the IIHS
The new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander's and 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport's
exceptional IIHS "Top Safety Pick+" ratings can be attributed to numerous
advanced high-tech design features including the increased use of high-tensile
steel and Mitsubishi Motors' patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution
(RISE) safety body construction system.
Engineered into every Mitsubishi Motors vehicle, the Reinforced Impact Safety
Evolution (RISE) technology features 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
What's more, the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is available with a number of
highly advanced safety technologies including radar-based Forward Collision
Mitigation (FCM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems as well as a
camera-based Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system (available as part of the
Touring Package on SE and GT models).
With a starting MSRP of only $22,995, the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander comes
with a long list of standard features (including seating for seven occupants)
and is one of the most fuel efficient crossover vehicles in its class with an
EPA fuel mileage rating of 31 mpg highway (ES and SE FWD models).
For more information about the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, please visit
media.mitsubishicars.com and for more on the 2014 Outlander's "Top Safety
Pick+" award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), please log
on to 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
SOURCE Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Contact: Roger Yasukawa, Manager, Product Communications Mitsubishi Motors,
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