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25th March, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (ASX in Australia, RVR in Japan) was named a Top Safety Pick by the United States' Insurance Institute for Highway Safety non-profit vehicle research and crash test ratings agency.

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

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 Outlander Sport (ASX) received a "good" test score in the following key areas:

  • Offset front impact crash testing
  • Side impact crash testing
  • Roof strength test results
  • Rear crash protection/head restraint ratings (copyright image)
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Contributing to the Outlander Sport/ASX’s high rating were the use of high-tensile steel sheets which deliver reduced weight and increased crash safety. Safety in the Outlander Sport/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 cross-over 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 the ASX received the same rating from Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Programme).

In Australia, the Mitsubishi ASX is priced* from $25,990*.

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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