Kajang, Malaysia, 9 July 2019 – The New Car Assessment Programme for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) today released the result of its latest assessment on the new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle.
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the seventh Mitsubishi model assessed by ASEAN NCAP and the first PHEV model that ASEAN NCAP tested. The new SUV model made a remarkable performance in the assessment by obtaining an overall score of 87.61 points which places it within the range of 5-Star rating. The Outlander PHEV’s total score was based on 45.45 points for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), 21.33 points for Child Occupant Protection (COP) category and 20.83 points for the Safety Assist Technologies (SATs). As of the released date, Indonesia is the only market where Mitsubishi decided to introduce the 5-seater SUV. The model is equipped with seven airbags together with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Blind Spot Technology (BST) and Seatbelt Reminder System (SBR) for frontal occupants as standard fitment. The model also offers other vehicle safety technologies that are Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) for City, Inter-Urban and Vulnerable Road Users as well as Forward Collision Warning System.
MIROS Director-General and ASEAN NCAP Chairperson, Dr. Siti Zaharah Ishak said:
“I would like to congratulate Mitsubishi Motors for producing another 5-Star vehicle in their line-up. We are delighted to have tested the first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle through the Outlander model. Although the model will be only available in the Indonesia market, we hope it will be a start to have it available in other South East Asian countries as well. Furthermore, by producing such a vehicle that offers fuel saving technology, I’m confident this SUV will be beneficial to Indonesian vehicle consumers.”
ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Professor (Adjunct) Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
“On behalf of ASEAN NCAP, I would like to say how proud we are for having the opportunity to test the first PHEV in our assessment. Similar to the previous Mitsubishi SUV model that we tested, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is also offering safety technologies that are able to avoid collision from happening or mitigate the severity of injuries in the event a crash happened. But most importantly, this time Mitsubishi also made the initiative to include Blind Spot Technology (BST) equipment as a standard fitment in their latest model. This shows manufacturers have started to follow ASEAN NCAP recommendations in order to have better options in viewing motorcyclist safety. Hence, they installed BST in their models and we are glad that Mitsubishi is one of them.”
The overview of ASEAN NCAP Q3 2019 result is as follows.
The full press release can be downloaded here.