Three Mitsubishi nameplates earn Top Safety Pick from IIHS

Article by Andrew Christian, on December 29, 2014

Both the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport crossovers and the 2015 crossovers Lancer compact sports sedan received the "Top Safety Pick" accolade from the the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The IIHS particularly named the 2015 Outlander a "Top Safety Pick+" – the highest safety award designation – thanks to the Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) technology that warns a driver to a potential frontal collision using visual and audio alerts while applying emergency braking -- to avoid the collision or reduce its effects.

On the other hand, the IIHS awarded the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport a "Top Safety Pick" rating, the fourth consecutive year that the model won the safety designation. IIHS likewise awarded the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer a "Top Safety Pick" rating, its seventh straight year of gaining the accolade."

Don Swearingen, Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), remarked that the models were able to achieve high IIHS safety ratings thanks to the carmaker’s advanced high-tech engineering and safety features – including the Mitsubishi RISE safety body construction system.

He remarked that this system absorbs and deflects the energy generated during an accident from occupant cell, thereby enhancing passenger protection.

Other safety features in the Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander and Outlander Sport are: seven air bags, Active Stability Control, Traction Control Logic, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Anti-lock braking system with Electronic brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist. [source: Mitsubishi]

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