Mitsubishi Outlander Awarded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) TOP
SAFETY PICK+ in the United States
Mitsubishi Motors first manufacturer with two Top Safety Pick+ in Small SUV
Tokyo, Aug 2, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)
announced that its Outlander has been named a 2013 "Top Safety
Pick+"(1) award winner by the United States' Insurance Institute for
Highway Safety (IIHS)(2). The Outlander joins the Outlander Sport(3) in being
recognized as a "Top Safety Pick+," making MMC the only manufacturer
with two "Top Safety Pick+" in the Small SUV category. The Outlander
Sport has already been recognized by the IIHC in two straight years as a
"Top Safety Pick" in 2012 and 2013.
The IIHS awards the new "Top Safety Pick+" designation as its
highest accolade for vehicles that offer superior crash protection. The
Outlander's "Top Safety Pick+" achievement indicates that it
meets the tougher crash safety standards that are now necessary to receive
IIHS' highest award. So far only 3 out of a total of 15 vehicles tested in
the category were designated as a "Top Safety Pick+."
The Outlander'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).
The Outlander gathers another recognition for safety as it has also been
recognized for collision safety in Australia, awarded five stars by ANCAP(5),
as well as in Japan, taking the JNCAP(6) Five Star award as well as First
Prize. In addition, the Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM) advanced
active safety technology(7) used in the Outlander was recognized in Europe by
(North American version)
(1): 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.
(2): For more information, please visit http://www.iihs.org
(3): RVR or ASX in some markets.
(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.
(5): Australasian New Car Assessment Program
(6): A series of 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.
(7): Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM). FCM 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. In some markets 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-are also available.
(8): Established in 1997, Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) organizes
crash-tests and provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent
assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in
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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