Mitsubishi XPANDER Awarded 4-Star Safety Rating from ASEAN NCAP Top-selling MPV model secures high marks in regional safety test

Automotive Press Releases Wednesday February 28, 2018 11:34
Bangkok--28 Feb--Mitsubishi Motors
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) recently announced that their new MPV, Mitsubishi XPANDER, received a 4-star rating from the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (NCAP).
Mitsubishi XPANDER went on sale in Indonesia in September 2017. This model is the first Mitsubishi MPV to be tested by ASEAN NCAP. Overall, the model obtained a score of 71.66 points.
In the Adult Occupant Protection category, Mitsubishi XPANDER scored 39.08 points, 18.69 points for Child Occupant Protection and 13.89 points for Safety Assist Technologies categories.
The seven-seater MPV has dual airbags and frontal seatbelt reminders, for both driver and front passenger, as standard.

As part of Mitsubishi's commitment to safety, Mitsubishi XPANDER is fitted with a Safety Assist Technology feature called Emergency Stop Signal, offered as standard or optional, in the countries where it is available. Mitsubishi XPANDER is also fitted with ISOFIX and top tether.

ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim said:
"Mitsubishi XPANDER is the first MPV tested by ASEAN NCAP under the new protocol for 2017-2020, and the model performed well under this new stricter assessment.
"This shows that Mitsubishi Motors is dedicated to produce safer cars for the ASEAN region in line with our new safety protocol."
Mitsubishi Motors has been trading in Indonesia since the formation of the company in 1970s, and has strong relationships with local partners across the country.
As part of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's pledge to the countries vibrant economy, Mitsubishi XPANDER is produced at MMC's new factory in Bekasi Prefecture, West Java Province.

Since Mitsubishi XPANDER went on sale in Indonesia in September 2017, the number of orders has reached more than 50,000 units for first three months, exceeding the initial sales target of 3,000-4,000 units per month.

MMC plans to deliver Mitsubishi XPANDER to The Philippines from May 2018, and some other ASEAN markets in 2018.

ASEAN NCAP is a new addition to the NCAP organization around the world, which aims to enhance safety standards, raise consumer awareness and encourage a market for safer vehicles in the Southeast Asia region. This is a collaborative effort led by the Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) and Global NCAP, in which the latter funded the pilot phase of the project. ASEAN NCAP is also supported by the membership of Automobile Associations from Malaysia (AAM), the Philippines (AAP), Singapore (AA Singapore), Cambodia (AAC) and Thailand (RAAT).The ASEAN NCAP Steering Committee (SC) is currently chaired by the ASEAN NCAP Chairman, Prof. Dr. Wong Shaw Voon, and the Technical Committee (TC) chaired by the ASEAN NCAP Secretary-General, Ir. Dr. Khairil Anwar Abu Kassim.

About Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)

Mitsubishi Motors is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched i-MiEV – the first mass-produced electric vehicle – in 2009, which was followed with Outlander PHEV in 2013 – the plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, The Philippines and Russia. Models such as the Pajero Sport, Triton and Outlander play a major role in achieving its growth. Global sales volume in fiscal year 2016 was 926,000 units, and Mitsubishi's net sales for fiscal year 2016 were 1.9 trillion yen.

About Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh)

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the largest plant in MMC group and export hub to more than 120 countries, is one of Thailand's leading automotive manufacturers committed to produce and sell a range   of vehicles that are eco-friendly, high in quality, performance, safety, comfort, technology and customer satisfaction. In 2015 MMTh celebrated a total production of four million units. MMTh's current range of vehicles include Mitsubishi Triton pickup truck, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport PPV, Mitsubishi Attrage and Mitsubishi Mirage city cars. To ensure the highest quality, MMTh uses its proving ground in Sriracha, Cholburi to assess products from design and prototype stage to pre-production and commercialization. This ensures customers take delivery of vehicles that are second-to-none in all aspects of quality.

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