Five-Star safety for Out­lander PHEV

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The Aus­tralasian New Car As­sess­ment Pro­gram has ex­tended the Mit­subishi Out­lander’s max­i­mum five-star safety rat­ing to its new plug-in hy­brid elec­tric ve­hi­cle (PHEV) vari­ant.

To be launched next week, the new Mit­subishi Out­lander PHEV comes with a long list of stan­dard ac­tive and pas­sive safety fea­tures in­clud­ing front driver and pas­sen­ger airbags, side, cur­tain and knee pro­tec­tion airbags, Su­per All-Wheel Con­trol sys­tem with Ac­tive Yaw and Sta­bil­ity Con­trol, re­verse cam­era and rear park­ing sen­sors. The Out­lander PHEV As­pire also gains Mit­subishi’s ad­vanced ac­tive safety tech­nol­ogy sys­tem, e-As­sist, com­pris­ing of two func­tions – Adap­tive Cruise Con­trol and For­ward Col­li­sion Mit­i­ga­tion.

Mit­subishi Mo­tors chief ex­ec­u­tive Oshikiri said the

Aus­tralia Mut­suhiro Out­lander PHEV and Out­lander range of­fer SUV driv­ers the high­est de­gree of safety.

“The Mit­subishi Out­lander PHEV in­her­its the ad­vanced safety tech­nol­ogy fea­tures found on the petrol and diesels vari­ants de­liv­er­ing a no-com­pro­mise safety pack­age for cus­tomers,” Mr Oshikiri said.

“As Mit­subishi Mo­tors move to­wards a new gen­er­a­tion of prod­ucts with ad­vanced plug-in hy­brid sys­tems, the Out­lander PHEV demon­strates our com­mit­ment to of­fer­ing ve­hi­cles that meet the high­est safety stan­dards along with out­stand­ing per­for­mance, fuel ef­fi­ciency and value.”

The Out­lander range uses Mit­subishi’s Re­in­forced Im­pact Safety Evo­lu­tion (RISE) body which pro­vides high lev­els of safety for all im­pact di­rec­tions by com­bin­ing a high im­pact en­ergy ab­sorb­ing struc­ture with a high yield strength cabin struc­ture. To pro­tect and strengthen around the un­der-floor drive bat­tery pack, the body is re­in­forced with four welded cross frames to the un­der­body side mem­bers.

Us­ing a radar sys­tem, the Adap­tive Cruise Con­trol mon­i­tors the ve­hi­cle in front, al­low­ing the driver to fol­low at one of three se­lectable dis­tances. The sys­tem reg­u­lates mo­tive power, ap­plies the brakes as nec­es­sary and can bring the ve­hi­cle to a halt re­duc­ing the dan­ger of col­li­sion. For­ward Col­li­sion Mit­i­ga­tion uses the same radar sys­tem to de­tect slow or sta­tion­ary ve­hi­cles in front, emit­ting an alarm and au­to­mat­i­cally ap­ply­ing the brakes to avoid col­li­sion.

For a full run­down on all Mit­subishi ve­hi­cles call into Shep­par­ton Mit­subishi, Be­nalla Rd. Or phone the show­room on 5822 5888.

Mit­subishi Out­lander PHEV comes with a long list of stan­dard ac­tive and pas­sive safety fea­tures

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