The Mitsubishi Mirage recently won the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Grand Prix Awards for “adult occupancy protection” in a mini car category.
Masahiko Ueki, the president of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. Announced the result of the ASEAN NCAP 2014 Grand Prix Awards held for the first time ever in Malaysia with Mitsubishi Mirage earning the highest score in Adult Occupancy Protection in mini car category from the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS).
For the ASEAN NCAP crash test procedure is the frontal crash test. The test car runs to the aluminum barrier at 64 kilometers per hour and it records with the sensors from the dummy and car. The results are then compared with the NCAP safety’s standards.
Mitsubishi Mirage garnered the best safety score in Adult Occupancy Protection in Mini Car category which placed in four-stars scoring 13.07 out of the maximum16.00 points. The rating is also applicable to the Mitsubish Attrage GLS Ltd. and GLS grade which has similar safety features. This award guarantees the safety of Mitsubishi Eco Cars in both Thailand market and export markets.
The Mitsubishi Mirage is produced solely in Thailand for ASEAN market namely Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia, besides its own domestic market. All variants are fitted with double airbags except for the base model (low) that has only driver airbag for Indonesia and Thailand market.
The Mitsubishi Mirage offers fuel savings and also offers as standard equipment safety features including Anti-lock breaking system (ABS), seat belt reminder (SBR) dual airbag (except for the base model; GL) and double seatbelt pretension system.
The ASEAN NCAP is a new additional to the NCAP organizations around the world, which is targeted to enhance safety standards, raise consumer awareness and thus encourage a market for safer vehicle in Southeast Asia region (ASEAN community). The ASEAN NCAP crash test procedure is a collaborative by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Global NCAP non-profit organization in England since 2011.