Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that the 2012 ASX*1 was named a Top Safety Pick by the United States' Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)*2 non-profit vehicle research and crash test ratings agency.

The ASX is Mitsubishi Motors’ second vehicle to achieve Top Safety Pick status, joining the 2012 Lancer compact sport sedan on the elite list of cars to score the IIHS's highest marks for vehicle crash testing.

1: Outlander Sport in US, RVR in some markets
2: For more information, please visit http://iihs.org

For a production vehicle to be named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, it must earn a "good" rating across all of the organisation's crash test evaluations. The 2012 Mitsubishi ASX received a "good" test score in the following key areas:

1. Offset front impact crash testing
2. Side impact crash testing
3. Roof strength test results
4. Rear crash protection/head restraint ratings

Contributing to the ASX’s high rating were the use of high-tensile steel sheets which deliver reduced weight and increased crash safety. Safety in the ASX was also increased through optimising the body structure and the inclusion of driver's knee airbags.

This is not the first time Mitsubishi’s compact crossover has been recognised for its outstanding safety. The ASX received a five-star crash safety rating, the highest rating possible, in 2010 from ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Programme) and in 2011 received the same rating from Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme).

For further information contact
Caitlin Beale
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: 08 8275 7250
Mobile: 0417 243 719
[email protected]

Shona Connolly
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Phone: 08 8275 2676
[email protected]

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About Mitsubishi Motors Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Australia is part of the global Mitsubishi Motors organisation and is fully owned by Mitsubishi, one of the world's largest companies.

The company's history dates back to 1870, when Mitsubishi's Japanese founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping company with three steamships. The company grew from strength to strength and, in 1914, registered the Mitsubishi three-diamond trademark. This symbol embodies more than 130 years of tradition, and has earned the confidence and trust of customers all over the world.

Mitsubishi takes great pride from knowing that more than 11 million people from around the world have chosen to drive a Mitsubishi vehicle. There are Mitsubishi dealers in more than 200 sites across Australia. These professional and knowledgeable dealers help owners ensure their Mitsubishi car is always looked after by fully-trained Mitsubishi technicians, using genuine Mitsubishi parts that meet stringent global standards.

Mitsubishi Motors works hard to develop cars that provide comfort, space, flexibility and safety; Outlander is one of them, including a range of advanced technologies such as Super All Wheel Control, Smart Keu and Bluetooth hands-free.

Caitlin Beale
P: 08 8275 7250
M: +61 0417 243 719
W: www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/


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