Mitsubishi Awards: Automotive Science Group | Glen Burnie, MD
Mitsubishi and its lineup of safe and fuel-efficient vehicles continue to rack up awards for their style, reliability, innovative engines, and more. In 2018, the automaker and its vehicles earned a long list of awards from the Automotive Science Group.
Specifically, the Mitsubishi brand was named the “Best Economic Performance Brand” and “Best All-Around Performance Brand,” beating out fierce competition from other performance-oriented automakers.
It wasn’t just the brand that earned recognition, however. Three Mitsubishi models took home awards as well. The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage earned the “Best Economic Performance Award,” but it also earned a second award, which it shared with the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander and the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, as well as two other vehicles: “Best 5 All-Around Performance Award.”
How did the Automotive Science Group determine winners in each category? The group considers a few different factors. These include the social, environmental, and economic performance of the models considered. In total, the Automotive Science Group considered 33 automotive brands for the brand awards, as well as their models for model-specific awards. Mitsubishi scored 16 percent above the average.
“ASG found Mitsubishi models with the highest consistent performance across all models, earning Mitsubishi the ‘Best Economic Performance Brand’ and ‘Best All-Around Performance Brand’ of 2018,” explained the Automotive Science Group in its report.”
The Automotive Science Group lauded the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage for its value and low operating costs; to determine this, the group evaluated initial costs of eligible vehicles and the cost to own each over six and a half years.
Colby Self, the managing director of the Automotive Science Group, added, “Mitsubishi builds cars and SUVs with a streamlined light-weight vehicle architecture, with fuel efficient engines that reduce operating costs and carbon emissions, and with a retail price that cuts the competition. By adding a plug-in powertrain to the 2018 Outlander SUV, Mitsubishi reveals a smart path for a brand with boundless potential.”
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