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    New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – a highly dependable and distinctive SUV

    by Mahesh Yadav on Tuesday, Sep 05 2017

    The SUVs are certainly in vogue all over the world and all the automakers are fighting with each other to offer as many SUV models as possible. Japanese car maker, Mitsubishi is not an exception and is bringing its new Eclipse Cross to join the party. This Japanese SUV is set to fight it out with the likes of the segment ruler Nissan Qashqai, Toyota C-HR, Seat Ateca and Peugeot 3008. 

    The SUVs are certainly in vogue all over the world and all the automakers are fighting with each other to offer as many SUV models as possible. Japanese car maker, Mitsubishi is not an exception and is bringing its new Eclipse Cross to join the party. This Japanese SUV is set to fight it out with the likes of the segment ruler Nissan Qashqai, Toyota C-HR, Seat Ateca and Peugeot 3008. 

     

    However, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a very distinctive new entrant in this segment and its design clearly indicates its intention to be different than its rivals. This new SUV comes with a bold, robust and utilitarian to offer a highly dependable vehicle look at first glance. It is not the usual boxy-looking SUV and has been pleasantly styled with a coupé-like design to offer style and purpose both. It also gets a unique split-screen to offer a sporty fast-back visual appeal, while also providing great visibility to the driver. 

     

    Even though it doesn’t have a head turning styling, it is very distinctive, sporty and handsome looking and is unlike any other SUV on the market. 

    In the car market of UK, Mitsubishi will be offering the Eclipse Cross in both petrol and diesel versions. The SUV will get powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol mill that will come equipped with a two-wheel drive version with a manual transmission, and a four-wheel drive version mated with an automatic transmission gearbox. The diesel version of the SUV will be packing in a 4WD 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel motor that will be introduced at a later date.

     

    The 1.5L petrol 4WD CVT version offers a max power of 160 bhp and has the ability to sprint from 0 to 60mph in just 9.5 seconds. It offers a top speed of 124 miles per hour. On the other hand, the 2WD manual version also offers 160 bhp of power, but is tad slower with acceleration time of 0 to 60mph of 9.9 seconds. It offers a higher top speed of 127 miles per hour and little better fuel economy. 

    The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5L petrol 4WD CVT is a highly refined and very quiet vehicle, which is extremely comfortable as well. However, it is meant only for dependable and comfortable journeys and not particularly sporty performance. It will get you through winding, undulating or unsure hilly roads, but it won’t offer anything like a fun and engaged drive experience.

     

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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