Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Winning Awards Overseas
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been one surprising turn of events for the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, has it not? At first, many consumers and sports car fans were reluctant to see one of the famous Mitsubishi sports cars, the Mitsubishi Eclipse, go family car. For those unaware of Mitsubishi Motors rich history, the automaker was once known for rally cars and racing events. In 2019, the crossover is shining more than previously thought with the initial backlash – every couple of weeks, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross seems to receive a new award. Over the summer, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross received a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and more recently, the crossover has won several awards overseas.
That’s right. We may not hear much about how well vehicles do internationally, most of us care about domestic sales and the models sold in the states. Still, Mitsubishi Motors is a Japanese automaker while also being the second-fastest growing Asian automaker in the U.S. With a global lineup of vehicles, icons such as the Mitsubishi Outlander included, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is starting to stand out more and more with recent upgrades and recognition.
Sold in over 100 countries, it’s no doubt that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross would also find its way to the cold winters of Russia, designed with capability to handle uncertain road conditions and harsh terrain. Plus, the Eclipse Cross debuted with the developing telematics system that went on to win Mitsubishi Motors the “Telematics OEM of the Year” award with a new app, Mitsubishi Road Assist+. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross also won the “Car of the Year in Russia – 2019”, having been named the best “Compact SUV”. This conclusion came from an assessment of public vote via a survey known as the longest in the world with more than a million people placing votes. All of the votes are then verified by research company IpsosComcon for validity.
This isn’t the only overseas recognition. In its home country of Japan, where the Automotive Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC) is held every year, the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was also named the “RJC Car of the Year 2019”. This wouldn’t be the first time either, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was named the “RJC Car of the Year” in 2018 as well. All of this can be attested to the well-balanced dynamics we mentioned for handling unsavory driving conditions, like Mitsubishi Motors unique Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) four-wheel-drive system. Handling the car is also easier with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), also found standard in the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross also received multiple safety upgrades when added to the lineup. Standard on the SE 1.5T S-AWC and SEL 1.5T S-AWC trims is Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Optional on the SEL 1.5T S-AWC trim are Automatic High Beam headlights, Forward Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Together, these options can offer a safe and smooth driving experience.
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