Mitsubishi debuts its first brand new model in a few years, but the company has exploited its past for the new name of small crusader: Eclipse Cross. No, it shares nothing beyond the badge with the long-lasting Eclipse sports and cabriolet coupe that sometimes reinforced Mitsubishi’s reputation for performance before disappearing in 2012. Instead, the Eclipse Cross is a Small SUV similar in size to the new Jeep Compass and the Subaru Crosstrek.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Design
The Eclipse Cross shares its 105.1-inch wheelbase with both the current Outlander Sport And Outlander crossovers, although the new model of 173,4-inch length fits perfectly in between. Mitsubishi says the next Sport will shrink a little and the next Outlander will grow, better space all three, but for now there is a lot of overlap.
Inside, Mitsubishi seems to have taken a page from the Lexus book, with a new touchpad controller that is almost identical to the remote contact interface of this luxury brand, although without the mouselike controller. We are not fans of this system, so we hope that the Cross Eclipse can improve its operation. A head-up display and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility are available, and the interior design seems to be definitely more modern than those in Mitsu’s current aging offerings.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Engine
UK engine specifications have not yet been finalized, but we know that the Cross Eclipse will be available with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gas turbocharged engine and a 2.2-liter diesel engine at the time Of the launch. Four wheel drive and an optional automatic transmission will be offered when it goes on sale in the UK in early 2018, as well as an optional CVT transmission on the 1.5-liter engine.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Price
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is scheduled to arrive in Europe this fall, with US sales starting in 2018. Price has yet to be announced but it should fall somewhere between the $ 20690 Outlander Sport and the $ 24,390 Outlander.