The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been awarded a five-star safety rating by ASEAN NCAP, after a collaborative audit test with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). The SUV was recently launched in Singapore, where it is available with a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine.

Like the Perodua Myvi, the Eclipse Cross follows ASEAN NCAP’s 2017-2020 protocol, which now includes a score for Safety Assist Technologies (SAT). This joins the revised Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) and Child Occupant Protection (COP) tests. The latter now accounts for side impact protection (a further 16 points) and head protection technologies (another 4 points) for a total of 36 points (previously 16 points max).

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In the AOP test, the SUV impressed by obtaining 35.14 out of 36 points, with perfect scores in head protection technologies (HPT) evaluation and side impact tests. Moving on to the COP test, the Eclipse Cross managed a score of 43.34 out of 49 points.

As for the SAT test, a score of 14.50 out of 18 points was awarded for an 81% compliance. For the Singapore market, the Eclipse Cross comes with seven airbags, Active Stability Control, anti-lock brake system, around-view monitor, hill start assist and a forward collision mitigation system. Other items include front and rear parking sensors, electronic parking brake with auto brake hold and automatic high beam function.

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