Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Wins RJC Car of the Year 2019

Automotive Press Releases Wednesday December 19, 2018 18:25
Bangkok--19 Dec--Mitsubishi Motors
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been named as the "Car of the Year 2019" by the Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC).

The prestigious RJC Car of the Year prize is awarded by RJC's expert members and the winner is chosen from all Japanese models launched on the domestic market between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018. The selection committee chose a shortlist of the six best models before voting to decide the overall Car of the Year 2019.

It is the first time a Mitsubishi model has been awarded the RJC Car of the Year since the Mitsubishi i Kei car in 2007. Competition for the prize is always tough, with Japanese manufacturers traditionally being at the forefront of automotive technology and quality.

After selecting their winner, the RJC selection committee said: "Not only is the Eclipse Cross a stylish fusion of sharp coupe looks and a compact SUV, but it has excellent rough road performance and well-balanced drivability due to Mitsubishi's unique Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) technology. It also has brisk driving performance thanks to combination of the newly developed 1.5-litre direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine and a CVT gearbox with 8-speed Sport Mode manual override."

The shortlist for the 2019 RJC Car of the Year was, in alphabetical order:
Honda CR-V
Honda Clarity HYBRID
Mazda CX-8
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Nissan Serena e-POWER
SUBARU Forester
Outline: The Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC)

The Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC) was established in April 1990. The organization's membership is comprised of professional researchers of automotive engineering and motoring journalists.

One of the RJC's key activities is the annual selection of the RJC awards - Car of the Year, Import Car of the Year, Technology of the Year and Person of the Year - given to a figure who has contributed to advancement of automotive.

Mitsubishi has received previous prizes from the group, including "Car of the Year 2007 (Mitsubishi i)", "Special High-Performance & Sports Car of the Year 2009 (Lancer Evolution X)", and "Technology of the Year 2014 (plug-in hybrid system)".

About Mitsubishi Motors Thailand (MMTh)

Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the largest plant in the MMC group and an 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 2018 MMTh celebrated a total production of five million units, and officially opened Education Academy in Pathum Thani. MMTh's current range of vehicles includes the Mitsubishi Triton, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Mitsubishi Attrage, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Mitsubishi XPANDER. To ensure the highest quality, MMTh uses its proving ground in Sriracha, Chonburi to assess products from design and prototype stages 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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