The Mitsubishi Grandis and Lancer Evolution VIII have been presented with top accolades at the 2004 Scottish Car of the Year Awards.
The Association of Scottish Motoring Writers voted the new Grandis as Best MPV and the Lancer Evolution VIII as Best Sports Car of the Year. Mitsubishi was also short listed in two other segments with the Colt supermini and Outlander crossover 4x4.
Commenting on Mitsubishi’s awards, President of the Scottish Association Ally Ballingall stated, "Customers typically buy MPVs with their head and not their heart but Mitsubishi has thrown away the rulebook and produced a genuinely desirable people carrier. Quality build, a lengthy equipment list and competitive pricing should be enough to put the Grandis at the top of every family’s wish list.
"As for the Lancer Evolution VIII, pin sharp handling, four-wheel drive and competitive pricing make this the definitive performance choice for 2004."
On receiving news of the accolades, Mitsubishi Motors UK’s Managing Director Jim Tyrrell commented, "Receiving two awards from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers is testament to the quality and desirability of Mitsubishi’s latest product range.
"2004 has been a very busy year for the company with the introduction of four new models and a 20% overall increase in sales. This momentum will continue through 2005 with the launch of five more exciting new vehicles onto the market."Published 4 November 2004