The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the all-new Pajero Sport a maximum five-star safety rating for its Australian debut this month.
Mitsubishi’s 2016 Pajero Sport introduces a range of new active safety technologies and a comprehensive passive safety architecture.
New active safety features on the Exceed model include Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) and a Multi around Monitor (MMS) which will feature on an Australian model for the first time.
Mitsubishi Motors’ Blind Spot Warning system uses ultrasound sensors located in the rear bumper to detect vehicles near the rear quarters, alerting the driver through an illuminated symbol in the driver’s mirror and via an audible alert.
The Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System (UMS) reduces the chance and severity of hitting obstacles when the driver mistakenly presses the accelerator when stationary or at speeds of up to 10km/h. The system uses ultrasound sensors to detect obstructions in front of or behind the vehicle and will regulate engine power while emitting an audible warning.
The Multi around Monitor displays a bird’s eye image of the vehicle’s perimeter using four cameras to assist the driver when reversing or parking. A reverse camera and parking sensors are standard across the range.
Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) that utilises a millimetre wave radar mounted behind the three diamonds emblem on the front of the vehicle will judge whether there is risk of collision with the vehicle in front. A visual and audible warning is provided if a collision risk has been identified escalating to autonomous braking if a high risk of collision has been determined. FCM will feature on the Exceed model, rounding out a list of advanced safety features not typically found in this class.
Mitsubishi’s own Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) impact safety body design and a total of seven SRS airbags which includes dual front SRS airbags, side and curtain SRS airbags and a driver’s knee SRS airbag provide occupants with outstanding passive safety.
All models will feature Trailer Assist Stability Assist and Hill Start Assist. Active Stability and Traction Control are fitted along with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS).
Mitsubishi Motors Australia CEO Mutsuhiro Oshikiri said the new Pajero Sport was designed to meet the highest safety standards.
“Pajero Sport is the most advanced fully-capable Mitsubishi 4x4 SUV to date, with a comprehensive list of safety features not typically found in this segment,” he said.
“The Pajero Sport introduces a host new active safety features on the Exceed model include Blind Spot Warning, Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System and a Multi around Monitor which will feature on a Mitsubishi model for the first time.”
“We’re pleased to confirm that all models in the all-new Pajero Sport range have been recognised with a maximum five-star ANCAP safety rating for their arrival in Mitsubishi showrooms this month.”