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24 March 2011

Mitsubishi's ASX gets 5 out of 5 stars in the 2011 Euro NCAP Crash Test

Words by Christopher Kho | Images and video courtesy of Euro NCAP
 
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The European New Car Assessment Programme, better known as Euro NCAP, recently awarded the Mitsubishi ASX with 5 out of 5 stars for its crash test performance. The compact crossover SUV was put through collisions that simulated accidents including frontal, side, rear, and pedestrian impacts. The results were then evaluated according to the injuries sustained by adult and child passengers. Finally, the vehicle's safety features are also appraised to sum up the vehicle's overall score. 

The Mitsubishi ASX scored 86% and 78% for adult and child occupant protection, respectively, for front, side, and rear impacts. It also attained 60% for pedestrian safety and 71% for safety assist. The combination of all four tests earned the ASX a full 5-star Euro NCAP rating which should convince buyers that they and their passengers will always be safe in an ASX. Plus, it would be comforting to know that pedestrians will have a slightly better chance of making a full recovery in case they ever get run over.
 
Enhancing the ASX's safety performance, it comes fully-equipped with the following features:
  • Reinforced body RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution)
  • Front seatbelts utilized force-limiter and pretensioner systems
  • SRS airbags for driver and passenger seats
  • SRS knee airbag
  • SRS side & curtain airbags
  • Whiplash-reducing front seats
  • ISO-FIX anchorage that certainly secures child seat
  • Pedestrian safety protection body
  • Active Stability Control (ASC), Antilock Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
 
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Euro NCAP is an independent assessment organization that evaluates the safety of new cars sold in Europe by putting them through crash tests. Through this, Euro NCAP provides an unbiased and realistic rating to aid motoring consumers when buying a new car.

To read the full Euro NCAP results, visit www.euroncap.com/results/mitsubishi/asx/2011/424.aspx

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) offers the ASX in three variants; all powered by a 4B11 2.0 DOHC MIVEC engine that puts out 148 horsepower and 197 Nm of torque. The GLX 4x2 M/T is listed at P1,195,000, the GLS 4x2 CVT at P1,275,000, while the GLS SE 4x4 CVT is available at P1,548,000. For more info, visit any of Mitsubishi's 24 dealers nationwide or log on to www.mitsubishi-motors.com.ph.
  
 
Euro NCAP's crash test video of the Mitsubishi ASX: