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Mitsubishi Announces Winners of National “Your Game Winning Drive Starts with Mitsubishi” Sweepstakes

December 14, 2018

CYPRESS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 14, 2018--Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today announced the winners of its recently completed “Your Game Winning Drive Starts with Mitsubishi” sweepstakes. The national sweepstakes, which began Oct. 15, awarded the grand prize, a brand new 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact utility vehicle, to Kristin Smith of Richmond, IN. The second prize winner, Andy Fidler of Colts Neck, N.J., received an all-expenses paid trip for he and three guests to the 2018 Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl for a once-in-a-lifetime in-stadium tailgate powered by the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

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2018 Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl (Graphic: Business Wire)

The “Your Game Winning Drive Starts with Mitsubishi” sweepstakes was developed to build excitement and attention for the company’s title sponsorship of the first game of the college football Bowl season. Through the run of the sweepstakes, which concluded on November 26, more than 60,000 entries were received.

Winners of the all-new Eclipse Cross, the Smith family was overwhelmed with excitement and couldn’t believe the news. Kristin is a mom to five kids, three girls and two boys, and her husband Dennis Smith is a veteran who served three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Eclipse Cross was recently selected as the 2019 RJC Car of the Year by the Automotive Researchers & Journalists Conference of Japan (RJC) in November. The Eclipse Cross features a vibrant and defiant design with a 152-horsepower 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine, and features Mitsubishi’s proprietary Super All-Wheel Control system. The Smiths will take delivery of the vehicle early next year.

Just as thrilled was the Fidler family, self-described “big football fans.” Andy (father) will bring his three children with him to the game, where they will experience one of the most unique football vacations ever. Beyond transportation and accommodations, the family will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as they enjoy the game as part of an in-stadium tailgate experience, powered by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Big screen televisions, food and refreshments, and the most comfortable seats in the house await the Fidlers as they sit field-side and enjoy the game.

One the more unique features on the Outlander PHEV are available AC power outlets located in the rear seat and cargo area. The outlets draw directly from the drive battery and provide up to 1,500 watts of electric power, enough to power nearly any portable household appliance. The plugs could be useful for outdoor events such as camping (toaster, spotlight, electric grill, coffee maker) or tailgating (television, blender, game console, mini-fridge, speakers), which the Fidler family will be doing on-field during the Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl.

For more information on the entire line-up of Mitsubishi vehicles visit www.media.mitsubishicars.com.

About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc.

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all research and development, marketing, and sales for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells sedans and crossovers/SUVs through a network of approximately 360 dealers. MMNA is leading the way in the development of highly efficient, affordably priced new gasoline-powered automobiles while using its industry-leading knowledge in battery electric vehicles to develop future EV and PHEV models. Mitsubishi has been producing cars for over 100 years. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.

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