With the SUV market in Australia at it’s peak, Mitsubishi will add the All New Eclipse Cross to their already extensive SUV lineup. Sliding in between the current ASX and Outlander models, the Sporty Eclipse Cross will look to compete with the similiarly priced Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Rav 4.
Much of the details are being saved for the official launch, but Mitsubishi Australia have confirmed the new Sporty SUV will come with a choice of an all-new 1.5L petrol turbo and updated 2.2L turbo diesel 4 cylinder engines. A choice of CVT and 6spd manual will be available on the petrol turbo, but the diesel will be available with an 8spd automatic transmission only.
A stronger body and 3-point strut tower brace helps improve the Eclipse Cross’ rigidity and gives it a dynamic driving feel to match the sporty exterior!
With a distinctive ‘two piece’ rear screen split by a horizontal LED taillight, and bulging wheel arches, Mitsubishi’s new SUV was intended to inject some ‘sporty’ flavour into the lineup.
The mid sized sporty SUV also includes the increasingly familiar ‘Dynamic Shield’ front end as found on the ASX facelift, Pajero and Outlander models. Connecting the headlights with the lower bumper and grille, and finished with chrome trimmings, Mitsubishi has continued along with what has proven to be an impressive front end style.
The Eclipse Cross stands 50mm longer, 45mm higher and 5mm wider than the smaller ASX although the wheelbases is exactly the same.
Starting with Mitsubishi’s “Smartphone Link Display Audio” system, compatible with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, the “all-in-one” unit can be operated via the large dash mounted touchscreen, or a separate touchpad controller.
All models are expected to be fitted with Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system with brake-activated Active Yaw Control, and uses an electronically controlled four wheel drive system to send torque to the rear wheels as required.
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