2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV earns overall 5-star safety rating from NHTSA
CYPRESS, Calif. – Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) the fastest-growing Asian brand in the U.S. for the second consecutive year1, today announced the 2020 Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) has received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating, the highest rating possible, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through its New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).2
The Outlander PHEV received high marks all around, scoring four out of five stars in the overall frontal crash and rollover tests, while also receiving five out of five stars in the combined side crash ratings. The combined side rating bundles side barrier and stationary pole crash tests together into one rating.
"Our highest priority is keeping our customers safe on the road, and our design and engineering efforts have been validated through NHTSA's rigorous evaluation process," said Nate Berg, director, product planning, MMNA. "Now for 2020, we can proudly say that Outlander PHEV continues to offer our customers the highest levels of safety, quality and capability in one unique package."3
Outlander PHEV also features availability of several active safety systems including Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Automatic High Beams (AHB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Warning, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The FCM system's FCW and Autonomous Emergency Braking functions along with its LDW system are NHTSA recommended advanced safety technologies.
Starting with the 2020 model year, Mitsubishi will add active safety and driver assistance equipment on all trim levels of Outlander PHEV. SEL trims will now feature FCM with Pedestrian Detection, LDW and Automatic High Beams (AHB) as standard equipment, which were previously reserved for only the top-level GT trim. 2020 Outlander PHEV will be on sale at select Mitsubishi dealerships nationwide by the end of 2019.
NHTSA's NCAP program conducts hundreds of crash tests across multiple makes and models each year to evaluate a vehicle's crashworthiness, availability and effectiveness of safety equipment and to help consumers make smart decisions about safety when purchasing a vehicle.
Every Mitsubishi Outlander is also backed by Mitsubishi's 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable New Vehicle Limited Warranty, a 7-year/100,000-mile Anti-Corrosion/Perforation Limited Warranty and 5-year/Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance. Additionally, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a fully transferable 10-year/100,000-mile warranty on PHEV components and the Main Drive Lithium-ion battery.4
For more information on the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, please visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.
Through a network of more than 360 dealer partners across the United States, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA), is responsible for the sales, research and development, marketing and customer service of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles in the U.S. 2018 marked the brand's sixth consecutive year of sales growth.
Currently located in Cypress, California – and soon to be relocating to Franklin, Tennessee – MMNA is a part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the largest automaker alliance in the world. Mitsubishi continues to lead the way in the development of highly efficient, affordably priced new gasoline-powered automobiles, while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery-electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models.
For more information on Mitsubishi vehicles, please contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
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1. Based on Motor Intelligence CY2017 and CY2018 Sales by Manufacturer data. Excludes premium brands.
2. Based on ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evaluation for the 2020 Outlander PHEV: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2020/MITSUBISHI/OUTLANDER%252520PHEV/SUV/AWD
3. Based on past safety ratings of 2018-2020 MY Outlander PHEV vehicles by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
4. The 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty coverage terms are from the original in-service dates and are applicable only to the original owner of new, retailed models purchased from an authorized Mitsubishi dealer. Subsequent owners receive the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. In addition, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a fully transferable 10-year/100,000-mile warranty on PHEV components and the Main Drive Lithium-ion battery. See retailer for limited warranty and roadside assistance terms and conditions.