Mitsubishi Motors: eK Space Earns Top ASV+++ Minicar Rating in FY2018 JNCAP
TOKYO, Nov, 30 2018 - Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announces that in the FY2018 JNCAP(1) super-height wagon the eK Space has been awarded the maximum ASV+++(2) rating for active safety performance.
eK Space is fitted as standard with Mitsubishi's Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) braking system that detects pedestrians as well as vehicles ahead of the vehicle. The Custom trim level is also fitted as standard with Mitsubishi's Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Automatic High Beam systems. Safety Package trim levels are fitted as standard with Mitsubishi's Multi Around Monitor, which also provides a bird's eye view of the car, that allows the driver to check what is behind the car. These driver assistance systems all support safer operation of the vehicle.
The FY2018 JNCAP active safety performance looked at seven areas of performance in total. As in previous years, it tested the four areas of: Vehicle damage mitigating braking; Pedestrian injury mitigating brake system; Lane keep assist; and Rearview monitor(3). This year, three new categories were tested: High-performance multi-functional headlights, Sudden unintended acceleration mitigation, and Pedestrian injury mitigation braking (at night with street lighting). An eK Space fitted with Mitsubishi Motors' latest active safety technologies was awarded full marks in the Vehicle damage mitigation braking and Rearview monitor(3) categories, and was rated highly in the other categories.
And compact minivan the Delica D:2 has also been awarded the maximum ASV+++(2) rating for active safety performance.
Mitsubishi Motors is continuing development of active safety technologies, and extending their installation to more models, that allow the driver to enjoy the driving experience with reassurance and that help avoid or mitigate damage or injury in the event of an accident.
(1) Japan New Car Assessment Program; run by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety & Victims' Aid (NASVA).
(2) Advanced Safety Vehicle (as defined by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).
(3) When fitted with 7-inch display 2-DIN memory navigation system.
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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Since the Mitsubishi group produced its first car more than a century ago, we have demonstrated an ambitious and often disruptive approach, developing new vehicle genres and pioneering cutting-edge technologies. Deeply rooted in Mitsubishi Motors' DNA, our brand strategy will appeal to ambitious drivers, willing to challenge conventional wisdom and ready to embrace change. Consistent with this mindset, Mitsubishi Motors introduced its new brand strategy in 2017, expressed in its "Drive your Ambition" tagline - a combination of personal drive and forward attitude, and a reflection of the constant dialogue between the brand and its customers. Today Mitsubishi Motors is committed to continuous investment in innovative new technologies, attractive design and product development, bringing exciting and authentic new vehicles to customers around the world.