By: Rebecca Ives
Launching in January 2018, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the first mid-size SUV released by the Japanese car manufacturer.
Described as having a sporty coupe shape, the Eclipse Cross takes inspiration from the Mitsubishi XR PHEV II concept car with its tapered roofline and defined sculpted lines. The expressive face of the car features daytime running lights and the rear has its very own unique full width LED lighting bar allowing greater visibility from behind.
The interior of the Eclipse Cross offers a mixture of simple curved lines and the latest technologies. Carbon and piano black accents are featured in the instrument panel, steering wheel, centre console and door panels with high silver trim frames in the lower dashboard, centre console blades front door armrests and air vents. The dashboard and door panels are trimmed with a soft leather like material.
To keep both the driver and passengers entertained the Eclipse Cross is fitted with a touchscreen infotainment system that includes smartphone display audio compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and DAB radio with six speakers.
The spacious cabin offers ample leg and headroom with luggage space of 448 litres.
For safety and driver convenience Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models are fitted with lane departure warning system, Forward Collision Mitigation system, seven airbags, automatic headlamps, reversing camera and rain-sensing wipers.
Additional specifications are available depending on which of the three trims you choose. The Eclipse Cross 2 is the base model featuring all of the above, while the Eclipse Cross 3 includes great extras such as 18-inch alloys, heated front seats, heads-up display and Keyless entry. With the Eclipse Cross 4 you can add a leather interior and a power panoramic sunroof.
The S-AWC - or Super All Wheel Control system - has been designed to improve driving stability, handling and dynamics. There are three driving modes offered with auto mode designed to manage torque feed and great fuel economy.
On launch the vehicle will be available as a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with either a FWD six-speed manual transmission or with an automatic transmission in both FWD and 4WD. This engine offers a combined economy of 42.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 151 g/km. A 2.2-litre diesel will be available later in 2018.
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