Successes of Mitsubishi Motors in 2019
Mitsubishi Motors has been pretty busy ever since the automaker joined the Renault-Nissan Alliance. We reviewed all Mitsubishi and the Alliance have managed to do so far over the summer, 2019, with their Alliance Ventures campaign. At the moment, Mitsubishi isn’t releasing any new vehicles, just concepts, but there is a lot of interesting technology coming out of the woodwork. Even so, this Japanese automaker is quickly growing, and with the more attention it gets, the more chances to win some awards. Check out what Mitsubishi Motors earned this year.
Mitsubishi Motors has some of the best auto warranties in the industry, able to keep their vehicles looking new for years to come. Don’t just take our word for it, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) put together their “5-Year Cost to Own Awards” list, analyzing projected resale values, insurance, and state fees, estimating the costs for fuel, maintenance and repairs. The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander won the “Best Mid-Size SUV/Crossover (3-row)” category. Most recently, Vincentric (another company that studies industry data) held the Best CPO Value in America™ awards to recognize the vehicles that will offer the best value in their respective segment over the next five model years. Both, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 were named for their pre-owned value after years to come.
Another organization that loves Mitsubishi Motors is the Automotive Science Group (ASG) Recently, the ASG held an Automotive Performance Index study and called Mitsubishi Motors the “Best All-Around Performance Brand” with the spotlight on the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as one of the “Best 5 All-Around Performance” vehicles, and the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage which won the “Best Economic Performance Award” for the second consecutive year. Mitsubishi Motors also won some awards during the Automotive Science Group Performance Study, called the 2019 “Best All-Around Performance Brand” and “Best Economic Performance Brand”, and with the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage awarded as the “Best Economic Performance Car”.
Mitsubishi Motors is also an automaker with a strong interest in alternative fuel vehicles in future technologies. This year, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV won the Family Green Car of the Year award – the first-ever award by Green Car Journal. The Outlander PHEV earned the titles for 2020 Family Green Car of the Year and 2020 Green Car Product of Excellence, highlighting its environmentally friendly features.
When it comes to futuristic technology, Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Electric work together in ways to make consumers more connected with their cars. This year, Mitsubishi won the one of the most prestigious and sought after awards in the connected car industry, the “Telematics OEM of the Year” award. It recognizes original equipment manufacturers (OEM) that develop new and advanced technologies and innovations for the connected-vehicle space. Mitsubishi won the award for a new safety feature, the first hardware-free smartphone-based application, Mitsubishi Road Assist+. Telematics may sound familiar, and that’s because it first debuted on the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which won RJC 2019 Car of the Year award, as shown above.
Possibly the largest bit of technology would have to be the Dendo Drive House. Mitsubishi Motors was recently awarded as HIVE 50 Innovator for the Dendo Drive House. It’s an eco-friendly self-sustainable home that is slowly making its way across the globe. The Dendo Drive House also highlights the a new upcoming concept, the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer, and we can see this vehicle winning awards in 2020 if it goes into production.
Follow along with us on University Mitsubishi social media to learn more about the awards Mitsubishi Motors wins. Come find out why Mitsubishi is a winner for yourself when you come for a test drive of a new Mitsubishi.