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The IIHS Awards 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander with TSP+

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As we come closer to the end of the year, automakers are going to be introducing the new model year of their vehicles. With the 2021 global semiconductor chip shortage, this will be a chance for some automakers to bounce back, unable to fulfill orders or include certain features on their 2020 models. Aside from fancy features, consumers also care about safety, and automakers will need to rely on organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) for high praise. Neither organization is a push over, so when the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander receives a Top Safety Pick Plus (TSP+) rating from IIHS, the highest safety rating available from the organization, we know it’s a safe vehicle to choose.

Like we said, the IIHS is no pushover. When it comes to testing a vehicle for crashworthiness – or how well it handles a crash – the IIHS has five crash scenarios to test the vehicle’s structure and how well it reduces impact and damage to the driver and passengers inside the cabin. On top of this, safety features and systems designed to mitigate the damage or avoid a crash altogether are also tested. Each crash test receives a rating of “Poor”, “Marginal”, “Acceptable”, or “Good”, whereas the safety systems are rated with “Basic”, “Advanced”, and “Superior”.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Recognized for S-AWC Overseas

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Mitsubishi Motors has had some surprising announcements this year. Possibly their most talked about debut would be the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, alongside its Dendo Drive House (DDH) proposition. All of this good news could possibly be overshadowing their most recent addition to the automotive lineup, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. This vehicle has also had some good news as of late, such as earning a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is also known for its upgraded technology, such as a Mitsubishi Connect Telematics System with Safeguard, able to work with a recent smartphone app released by Mitsubishi, Road Assist+. With all these additions, Mitsubishi Motors continues to win awards for the Eclipse Cross overseas.

It took Mitsubishi Motors some time to break into the North American automotive market. Looking back at 100 years of Mitsubishi Motors, and it wasn’t until the 1980s that they joined the party. So of course, back in their homeland of Japan, there’s plenty of recognition for the last in-house vehicle, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. One group in particular, holds an event every year, the Automotive Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC), and for the second consecutive year, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was also named the “RJC Car of the Year” for 2019.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

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Every year, Mitsubishi Motors surprises the auto market with a new concept a new technological advancement, but as time goes on, it takes some time for their successes to truly shine. Take the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for instance – great example. The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a lot to love, like new technology features by Mitsubishi Motors, and although at first it met some resistance, the new crossover broke its way into the auto market. Now that the crossover is going onto its third year in 2020, take a look at what makes it a winning vehicle with the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“We’re focused on engineering safety, quality and reliability into every vehicle we build, which is reflected in the IIHSTOP SAFETY PICK recognition for the Eclipse Cross…Eclipse Cross continues to impress customers with its distinctive and rugged design, advanced connectivity features and available active safety equipment that current drivers desire in the popular compact SUV segment.” – said Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer, MMNA.

Those words hold true when it comes to an award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS. This non-profit group was set up by several large insurance companies to determine the safest vehicles on the road, and the IIHS been rating vehicles of nearly every make and model since. The IIHS runs several kinds of tests when determining a vehicle’s safety, or as the organization calls it, “crashworthiness”. First, there are five major tests: small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints.

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Miami Lakes IIHS Names Used Mitsubishi Outlander Teen Driver

Two Used Mitsubishi Vehicles Named Best Choice for Teen Drivers

Miami Lakes IIHS Names Used Mitsubishi Outlander Teen DriverMitsubishi Motors is changing the game this year. Maybe 100 years was their lucky number, because it’s been surprise after surprise lately. This year at the New York International Auto Show, they showed off the new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and recently they popped up on the teen driving radar when the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport top picks when shopping for a used car for a teen driver.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been monitoring motor vehicle accidents for more than 50 years, making them a trusted organization when it comes to measuring vehicle safety. Recently, they put together a “best choices” and “good choices” list of used cars for teen drivers. To make the list, there are a couple of standards a car needs to meet:

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Mitsubishi’s RISE and Nissan’s Zone Body Construction

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Safety is an important part of auto construction, and manufacturers are looking for more and more ways to make their vehicles safer. It’s just another rat race in the grand scheme of sales, and with advanced technology on the rise, automobiles are getting more gadgets and tech as a standard. Even so, with automatic safety features, some automakers start safety from the ground up, or more so from the skeleton out. Ever heard of Mitsubishi’s Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution?

Mitsubishi has been doing pretty well in terms of safety. If you haven’t read our highlights of Mitsubishi safety features, be sure to get the lowdown. We’ll be discussing one of them in particular today. We’d also like to point out the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander earned a Top Safety Pick from the IIHS recently.

Now, have you ever heard of automobile configurations and designs that automakers develop? “MIVEC” is one of them, a variable valve timing (VVT) design by Mitsubishi Motors. In fact, several processes that increase the performance and safety of an automobile have been developed by Mitsubishi Motors. One of those goes by the acronym “RISE”, the auto body construction developed by Mitsubishi for improved safety. Their new partner/competitor Nissan also has one of their own, “Zone Body Construction.”

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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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Safety features continue to become more advanced in today’s average automobile. There was once a time where everything was manual. Today, we have smart technology, and not just in our phones. We have things like adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, and even autonomous vehicles. You can find technology like this in the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander, an IIHS Top Safety Pick + recipient.

For the fourth year in a row, the Mitsubishi Outlander received a TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TPS+) from the Insurance Institute for High Safety (IIHS). The IIHS is a trusted organization for rating vehicle safety by putting it through several impact-crash simulations. Before it hits the streets, a car is smashed up and tested for safety in head-on collisions, side-impact, roof strength, head restraints, and crash avoidance and mitigation. To get a TPS+, a vehicle must get high ratings across the scorecard.

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