MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) announced that eK X (pronounced eK cross) & eK Wagon Kei cars have been selected as the “RJC Car of the Year 2020” run by the Automotive Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC) after the final judging on 12 November 2019.
RJC highly evaluated the vehicles’ comfort cabin, loading capacity as well as driving and eco performance, which have been improved with an all-new platform and powertrain. In addition, it recognised that eK X and eK Wagon reduce drivers’ stress and have expanded Kei cars’ capabilities by Mitsubishi Intelligent-PILOT – MMC’s advanced safety system, equipped in some cars.
The Eclipse Cross won the RJC Car of the Year 2019 award. This was the third time that MMC won the award, with the i-Kei being the first winner in 2007.
“The next-generation Kei Cars place emphasis on functional design, long distance driving, with more passenger space, that expresses the unique flavour of SUVs,” says Nic Campbell, General Manager of Mitsubishi Motors South Africa.
The 29th RJC Car of the Year was selected by RJC members from Japanese models launched in the domestic market during the period, 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019. The selection committee chose the six best models, before voting to decide the award winners.