Mitsubishi were busy bunnies at the March 2017 Geneva Motor Show, showing off the new Outlander, the new L200, the new ASX and the Mitsubishi eX concept – their electric compact crossover show car - as well as the all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which joins Mitsubishi's global line-up of 4X4 and SUV vehicles.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will go on sale in the UK early in 2018, and is set to go up against other cars in the C-SUV segment, offering advanced levels of connectivity and all-wheel control technology, as well as sharp coupé looks and a muscular SUV stance.
The Eclipse Cross has a sharp and dynamic Mitsubishi SUV coupe form, distinguishable by its wedge profile, bold beltline, strong character line, forward raked rear window, sharply truncated rear gate, short overhang, and muscular wings, all contributing towards a sporty and athletic look.
At the front, Mitsubishi's trademark Dynamic Shield concept comes to the fore with the protective shield shape created by the black central area and highlighted by bold brightwork on either side of the grill. Deeply recessed in the front fascia we find auxiliary lamps to add drama and sophistication to the SUV’s front-on appearance.
At the rear, high-mounted, stretched rear lamps divide the rear window into eye-catching upper and lower segments, with a line of tubular LED and central LED brake lights forming a single bar of light running across the tail when illuminated.
There is even the arrival of a new red body colour layered with semi-transparent red and clear coating to add new colour saturation to the appearance of the new car.
Inside, the new SUV’s horizontally-shaped dashboard with silver metal frames and a black and silver monotone colour scheme gives off a dynamic yet refined impression, with the new Head-Up Display and table-like infotainment display making driving an easy, relaxed and exciting prospect.
And, for maximum comfort and flexibility, the rear seat features a 60:40 split with long slide-and-recline adjustment.
The Eclipse Cross is fitted with the Smartphone Link Display Audio system, a Touchpad Controller and Head Up Display, allowing easy access different types of information conveniently and safely.
Using this technology, the driver can access Apple CarPlayTM or Android AutoTM , allowing access to voice-controlled systems like Google MapsTM, Google PlayTM music and other apps via the Touchpad Controller in the centre console.
And the Head Up Display unit makes driving safer by presenting vehicle speed, data from the active safety systems and other necessary information in a comfortable and readable place right in front of the eyes.
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross uses an electronically-controlled 4WD system to deliver the optimum amount of torque to the rear wheels depending on the driving situation and the road surface, with Mitsubishi's Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system with brake-activated AYC (Active Yaw Control) ensuring safety as well as a great drive.
The new car is also more rigid, and a "stronger body and detail optimisation of the suspension ensure precise handling and superior vehicle stability."
When it comes to the powertrains, the Eclipse Cross has a choice of two: A new 1.5-litre direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine with a new CVT transmission and 8-speed Sport Mode manual override, and a 2.2-litre common rail direct-injection turbocharged diesel engine, fitted with a new 8-speed automatic transmission, and modified specifically for the Eclipse Cross.
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is due to go on sale in the UK early in 2018 with pricing and final UK specification to be announced closer to its on-sale date, but to register your interest, or to discuss any leasing options on other great deals on Mitsubishi Motors, contact one of our Customer Service Representatives now.