Nov, 09 2017 11:59 JST

Source: Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors' Eclipse Cross Achieves 5-star Euro NCAP Safety Rating

97% rating for Adult Protection
80% rating for Pedestrian Protection

TOKYO, Nov, 09 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has today announced that its all-new Eclipse Cross SUV Coupe has secured a 5-star safety rating with excellent overall performance.

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With safety as one of its strong-suits, the Eclipse Cross has scored high within the 'Small Off-roader' vehicle class, achieving a 97% rating for Adult Protection and an 80% Pedestrian Protection rating.

Furthermore, the new SUV Coupe's 'Forward Collision Mitigation' system demonstrated good performance with collisions avoided or mitigated in all test scenarios and at all test speeds.

Overall, Eclipse Cross scored maximum points in many of the various tests performed by Euro NCAP, helping the vehicle to secure a 5-star safety rating.

The first of Mitsubishi Motors' new generation of vehicles, Eclipse Cross blends sharp looks with the company's signature SUV & 4WD expertise. MMC began shipment of the new Eclipse Cross compact SUV to Europe on October 3, 2017, which will eventually be available in approximately 80 markets worldwide including Australia, North America and Japan. Approximately 50,000 units are planned to be shipped during the current fiscal year (ending March 30, 2018).

For additional information on the Eclipse Cross, please follow the link below.
http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/showroom/eclipse_cross/

About Eclipse Cross

Developed with Mitsubishi Motors' Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) vehicle body, 7 SRS airbags and seatbelts designed for passenger protection, Eclipse Cross provides class-leading safety with unrivaled style. The Eclipse Cross comes with Mitsubishi Motors' advanced S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) system, which uses braking to control the supply of torque to the left and right wheels for improved stability and control. The SUV Coupe is also equipped with a high-shock absorbing front end and safety spaces under the engine hood that enhances collision safety performance.

About Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP organizes crash tests on new vehicles and provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. Established in 1997 and backed by several European Governments, motoring, consumer and insurance organizations, Euro NCAP has rapidly become a catalyst for encouraging significant safety improvements to new car design. Visit the website: www.euroncap.com

Euro NCAP ratings strictly apply to vehicles of the specifications offered in Europe. The ratings do not necessarily apply to models offered in other regions, even when sold under an identical name, as production specification and equipment may vary.


About Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors' DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its "Drive your Ambition" tagline - a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.


Contact:
Mitsubishi Motors
Public Relations Department
http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com 
+81-3-6852-4275
Source: Mitsubishi Motors
Sectors: Automotive

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