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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander tops JNCAP tests

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Text: / Photos: Mitsubishi Press | posted May 14, 2013 17:20

Outlander gains JNCAP first prize and five star award

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that its 2013 Outlander received the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) JNCAP Five Star Award in addition to the JNCAP First Prize.

With a total of 184.6 points, an equivalent of a JNCAP five star award, the 2013 Outlander did well on the crash safety evaluation that covers both vehicle occupant and pedestrian protection performance during test collisions. Its five-star rating together with the JNCAP First Prize concludes that the Outlander has received the highest score among the vehicles tested and has also achieved the highest level of safety both for the vehicle occupant and pedestrians.

Aside from the Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) body that gives the Outlander a high-rigidity impact safety body structure, it's also equipped with seven SRS airbags as well as a host of advanced safety technologies collectively called 'e-Assist'.

The e-Assist consists of a combination of technologies that includes Forward Collision Mitigation System (FCM) that automatically applies the brakes to help avoid collision with a vehicle ahead or reduce impact damage during a collision. Lane Departure Warning System (LDW) is also present and works by alerting the driver when the vehicle starts to drift from its current lane. Lastly, a radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control System (ACC) helps maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front when cruise control is activated.

With the all-new 2013 Outlander previewed last year during the 2012 Philippine International Motor Show. Reports are suggesting that Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is considering to sell the said vehicle in the Philippines before this year ends.