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Mitsubishi Motors has been a little quiet lately. When Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) proposed a merger with Renault, both Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance were a little blindsided. The merger didn’t go through, and that’s okay. The Alliance is doing just fine with their Alliance Ventures funding campaign, and Mitsubishi Motors was recently heralded as “Best All-Around Performance Brand” and “Best Economic Performance Brand” for the second consecutive year by the Automotive Science Group. Now that’s something to get the auto market talking.
Automotive Science Group Performance Study
Remember the Automotive Science Group (ASG)? In 2007, the ASG was created to support Eco-innovations’ mission of addressing environmental challenges with market-based solutions that prompt informed consumer action. The group reviews and researches vehicles in the market today so that consumers can make informed decisions that are in their best economic interest as well as the best interest of the environment. Recently, ASG conducted their 2019 Automotive Performance Index (API) Study that assessed an auto market sample population comprised of 1,640 model year 2019 cars, crossovers, and SUVs.
Although some may find it surprising, Mitsubishi Motors has been receiving a lot of praise recently from select publications and organizations. Most recently, Mitsubishi received some good words from the Automotive Science Group (ASG). Having recently concluded several assessments pertaining to vehicles that excel in three key areas in the automotive industry: environmental, social, and economic performance, we can already guess what some of the good news entails. With the auto market starting to shift towards an industry dominated by SUVs and crossovers, alternative fuel is also making a place for itself. Thus, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV and Mitsubishi Mirage both received awards for their current standing in the automotive world.
What Is the Automotive Science Group and Why Should I Care?
Established in 2007, the the Automotive Science Group was created to support Eco-innovations’ mission of addressing environmental challenges with market-based solutions that prompt informed consumer action. By informing consumer choice by enhancing product and technology comparison capabilities to better serve the environment, consumers can make informed decisions that are not only in their best economic interest, but also in the best interest of our environment.
With the conclusion of their recent Automotive Performance Index study, the ASG assessed 823 model year 2018 crossovers, SUVs, and minivans in North America, eight of which are made with plug-in hybrid or electric capabilities. The SUV segment was comprised of 372 models (including trim variants). Alternative fuel vehicles were of course considered out of the 823 models for their overall environmental impact as well as consumer benefits.