Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Gets 5-Star Safety Rating
When the consumer base first learned about the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, now at dealerships, the fans of the old Mitsubishi Eclipse sports car were not happy. It took a little time, but eventually, consumers started to see the allure of the new crossover. It had style, versatility, and plenty of cool technology. Now that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been out for awhile, we’re also starting to get news about its performance and how well it handles safety and security. We’re happy to say that this crossover from Mitsubishi Motors was recently awarded five stars for safety.
Where did the testing take place? Being a Japan automaker, Mitsubishi Motors went by the Japan New Car Assessment Program to test the safety of their 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Started and operated by the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims Aid, the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP) evaluates a vehicles collision safety performance based on a number of collision tests.
JNCAP focuses on collision safety, head protection, rear passenger seat belt usability, seat belt reminder, and braking performance when testing vehicles. If a vehicle obtains a high enough score, it can receive an ASV++ rating from JNCAP. This is the highest rating established by the company. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross performed well enough to be honored with the same.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – Safety First
Modern crossovers need to be safe, and the Eclipse Cross checks the box. Awarded the maximum five-star rating by the JNCAP for the 2018 model year, the testing and evaluation of the crossover’s collision safety performance earned it the ASV++ rating for active safety performance. We mentioned the style and technology of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, but this crossover was also designed with safety in mind.
All Mitsubishi vehicles are built with RISE, or “Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution”, a design by Mitsubishi Motors. When it comes to a vehicle built with RISE construction, the body and chassis are designed to absorb energy from impacts more efficiently while keeping the integrity of the cabin as high as possible. The back and front of the vehicle are built with crumple zones to help in absorbing energy, the cabin is made of high tensile strength materials, and the center pillar is reinforced to minimize cabin deformation. All of this helps to protect passengers during impact.
If in the event of a crash or collision, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with SRS airbags, an extra safety measure that is commonplace today. An “SRS” airbag is also known as a “supplemental restraint system”, being that the seatbelt is the initial and primary device used to protect passengers in the event of an incident. SRS airbags also deploy with a force respective of the crash, i.e. – a sensor detect the severity of the impact, calculates the collision intensity, and then deploys the airbag in 0.3 seconds. Wow!
For 2018, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross also comes with advanced safety systems – blind spot warning with rear cross traffic alert and lane change assist, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. All of these help drivers stay safe while on the road and out of harm’s way. If anything, the Eclipse Cross set a new standard of safety for Mitsubishi Motors.
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