The all new Eclipse Cross will go on sale and the retail on the road price starts at £21,275. The new SUV from Mitsubishi will be available from January 2018.
Mitsubishi have developed the new mid size SUV with a focus on inspiring design, driving dynamics and advanced technology. Three trim levels will also be available and following the rest of the Mitsubishi line up these go up in standard equipment along with the number, starting with the Eclipse Cross 2 and going up through 3 to 4.
New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
From the Launch in January 2018 all trim levels will be powered by an all new 1.5 litre turbocharged engine, pushing out 163hp and 250NM of torque. A choice of six speed manual or a new advanced automatic transmission with different modes and paddle shifters (depending on trim) can be mated to the 4 cylinder petrol engine. The new auto gearbox benefits from the latest step logic technology and combines the running cost benefits of a CVT and smoothness of and responsiveness of a traditional automatic.
Other choices include two or four wheel drive as you’d expect from the modern day SUV. The four wheel drive version incorporates the latest iteration of Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control or S-AWC system that offers a manual terrain selection between snow and gravel but can be left in auto.
As always, it’s great to see manufacturers adding to the standard safety equipment on many new models and we see it here again with Mitsubishi. Offering lane departure warning, forward collision mitigation, brake assist, ABS, active stability control, hill start assist and auto headlights as standard on the new eclipse cross.
The Eclipse Cross is extremely well stocked, with even the entry-level 2 version offering features such as a touch-pad controller, Smartphone Display Audio that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear view camera, DAB radio with six speakers, cruise control, climate control air conditioning, LED Daytime Running Lights, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calls, 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and heated door mirrors.
The level 3 adds 18-inch alloys, head up display, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and keyless start, electrically folding door mirrors, silver side sills and an electronic handbrake on automatic versions.
Completing the line-up, the flagship Eclipse Cross 4 adds leather trim, electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, electric opening panoramic roof, Rockford Fosgate Premium sound system with nine speakers and a suite of advanced driver assistance systems including LED headlamps, 360˚parking camera, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Adaptive Cruise Control (automatic only).