Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander feature in 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), has made their standards of Top Safety Picks tougher with each passing year. This year there are 117 cars on…

Mitsubishi Lancer feature in 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks (2)Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), has made their standards of Top Safety Picks tougher with each passing year. This year there are 117 cars on their list of 2013 IIHS Top Safety Picks and two of Mitsubishi models – 2013 Outlander and Lancer are on this list.

In the SUV segment, Outlander Sport is one of nine vehicles while Lancer sees more competition while being on a list of 28 other compact coupes, sedans and hatchbacks. It is for the 6th year in a row that Mitsubishi Lancer has been on this prestigious list, toeing the line to IIHS strict crash test criteria. Lancer is the most fuel efficient vehicle on the company’s lineup offering 34 mpg (14.45 kmpl) on highway while Outlander Sport achieves 31 mpg on highway.

A special 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition model makes its way to company dealers in March. This limited edition will be seen with blackout side mirrors, center bumper, wheel arch trims and roof rails besides chrome alloy wheels and power driver’s seat. Special Limited Edition badging will make it stand out in the crowd while interiors will be done up in two tone Dove Grey and Black leather. For more information, scroll down.

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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer and Outlander Sport models Named Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks

Thu, Dec 20, 2012 – Cypress, California, -

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) has seen a pair of its 2013 vehicle offerings – the versatile and stylish Lancer compact sport sedan and the dynamic Outlander Sport compact crossover – named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as “Top Safety Picks.”

For the sixth year in a row, the Mitsubishi Lancer compact sport sedan* (including Sportback 5-door) joins the elite group of 2013 model vehicles that meet the Insurance Institute’s rigid vehicle crash testing criteria in order to be called an IIHS “Top Safety Pick.” The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the company’s varied model lineup as it achieves a lofty EPA-rated 34 mpg highway (DE and ES models with the 2.0-liter engine).

And for a second year in a row, the Mitsubishi Motors’ made-in-America five-passenger 2013 Outlander Sport compact crossover makes the grade as an IIHS “Top Safety Pick.” With a MSRP starting price of only $19,170, the 2013 Outlander Sport achieves an impressive EPA-rated 31 mpg highway.

To commemorate Mitsubishi Motors’ arrival to American shores some 30 years ago, the company has created a special dynamic-looking version of its compact crossover vehicle with the arrival of the 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition model at Mitsubishi dealers nationwide this March. The eye-catching 2013 Outlander Sport Limited Edition features blackout side mirrors, center bumper, wheel arch trim and roof rails, argent chrome alloy wheels, power driver’s seat and special “Limited Edition” badging. Two-tone Dove Grey and Black leather-clad seats are also available. Vehicle performance is enhanced by a new engine balancer shaft that provides smoother and quicker acceleration.

For more information on the 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander Sport and the Outlander Sport Limited Edition, please visit and for more information on the “Top Safety Pick” award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), please visit

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, sales, marketing, research and development operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells coupes, sedans and sport utility vehicles through a network of approximately 400 dealers. In November of 2011, MMNA launched the battery-powered electric vehicle Mitsubishi i-MiEV as part of a corporate mission to offer consumers more environmentally responsible modes of transportation. This battery-powered electric vehicle technology adresses the need for vehicles that produce zero tailpipe emissions and support a growing agenda for sustainability.

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