Mitsubishi's ASX and Pajero Score Successive Gold Stars

Clovelly Park, Australia (PressExposure) August 20, 2012 -- Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited's (MMAL) popular city-sized ASX and legendary Pajero have scooped back-to-back titles in the Wheels Magazine Gold Star Value Awards.

Claiming top spot in the Compact SUV segment, the ASX 2WD was praised for its good looks inside and out, reasonable purchase price and outstanding warranty.

Wheels judges described the ASX 2WD as "terrific value," taking it to top spot ahead of competitors Skoda Yeti and Nissan Dualis.

Low insurance costs, excellent retained value after three years and fuel efficiency of 7.9L/100km for the CVT model also contributed to the ASX 2WD's win.

In the Large SUV/4x4 category, Mitsubishi's robust Pajero took first place with the Wheels judges commending the Pajero GL's "industry best warranty, terrific resale value and cheapest-in-class annual insurance premium."

The Pajero GL claimed gold ahead of the Toyota Prado and Nissan Patrol with its calculated retained value of 65 per cent after three years and proven durability appealing to the Wheels judges.

MMAL's CEO, Mutsuhiro Oshikiri, said the company was thrilled to receive the accolades for the second year running.

"Mitsubishi Motors offer value-packed, stylish vehicles and to have this recognized in consecutive years by one of Australia's top motoring publications is an achievement," Oshikiri said.

Vehicles were assessed across a range of criteria including warranty, fuel economy, purchase price, depreciation, insurance costs, and service schedules and prices.

For further information contact
Caitlin Beale
Corporate Communications Manager
Phone: 08 8275 7250
Mobile: 0417 243 719

Shona Connolly
Co-ordinator Corporate Communications
Phone 08 8275 2676

About Mitsubishi Motors Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Australia is part of the global Mitsubishi Motors organisation and is fully owned by Mitsubishi, one of the world's largest companies.

The company's history dates back to 1870, when Mitsubishi's Japanese founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping company with three steamships. The company grew from strength to strength and, in 1914, registered the Mitsubishi three-diamond trademark. This symbol embodies more than 130 years of tradition, and has earned the confidence and trust of customers all over the world.

Mitsubishi takes great pride from knowing that more than 11 million people from around the world have chosen to drive a Mitsubishi vehicle. There are Mitsubishi dealers in more than 200 sites across Australia. These professional and knowledgeable dealers help owners ensure their Mitsubishi car is always looked after by fully-trained Mitsubishi technicians, using genuine Mitsubishi parts that meet stringent global standards.

Mitsubishi Motors works hard to develop award winning new cars, mid size Lancer evo, compact SUV, ute, 4x4 and electric vehicle.

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Press Release Submitted On: August 23, 2012 at 9:54 pm
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