The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a small SUV model that is available in the global markets in three variants. The Eclipse Cross is equipped with a 1.5 litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol mill mated with a CVT gearbox that sends the generated power to the vehicle’s front wheels or all four wheels.
Here are all the details of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact SUV:
The Eclipse Cross range starts from the entry-level LS model which offers 18 inch alloy wheels, Climate control air-conditioning, 7.0 inch touch screen with touchpad controller, Digital radio, Front and rear parking sensors, reversing camera, Lane Departure Warning and even a privacy glass as part of its standard feature. The higher variant Exceed is full of added convenience and safety features.
Safety & Driver Assistance
All the Eclipse Cross is high on safety quotient and all its variants come braced with 7 airbags, the very important and mandatory safety feature anti-lock braking system and stability control. All the models also come equipped with Forward Collision Mitigation system in order to detect an impending collision. The system offers audio and visual warning alerts and if the driver still fails to respond, then the system applies the autonomous braking system to avoid the impending crash.
Other features that are part of the standard safety technology include Lane Departure Warning, Hill Start Assist system and Auto High Beam. Due to its advanced safety measures, the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been awarded the full five-star safety ratings by ANCAP.
The Exceed trim offers a whole range of added safety equipments such as Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control and Multi Camera monitors all around the SUV. There’s also an Ultrasonic Mitigation System which minimizes the chance and severity of accidentally hitting something if the accelerator is pressed hard by mistake when the vehicle is standstill to up to 10 kmph.
Comfort & Convenience
The Exceed trim offers great leather trimmed cabin and offers power adjustable front seats along with heating function. The Eclipse Cross Exceed also offers a double panoramic sunroof as well as a Heads-up Display, which are not available on the base LS variant. The SUV’s heads-up-display offers an array of important information in vivid colours all on the vehicle’s windscreen.
Then again there is also a whole host of other great premium comfort and convenience features on the Exceed including a dual-zone climate control air conditioning system. The Exceed variant also offers self-leveling full LED headlights to aid safe nighttime driving or countryside motoring. These convenience features are missing on the LS, and it offers regular halogen headlamps.
Engine & Transmission
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover comes with the same powertrains for all the three variants as already mention before.
Under the hood, the Eclipse Cross gets powered by a new 1.5 litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged petrol mill that is good to generate 110kW of power along with 250 Nm of torque. The transversely mounted engine sends the generated power to the wheels via a continuously variable transmission gearbox.
The LS and Exceed variants both come with front-wheel drive system, while the Exceed also comes in an all-wheel drive system variant. The all-wheel drive system that Mitsubishi calls the Super All-wheel Control comes with three drive modes - auto, gravel and snow.