New cars in the Mitsubishi range of 2018-2019 replenished with a crossover Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, ready for a world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in early March 2017. In the review photo, price, configuration and characteristics of Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the newest Japanese compact coupe-like crossover, created with an eye on the concept of the Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II. Start of sales Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in Europe and Russia is planned for the beginning of autumn of 2017 at the price from 19000-20000 euros. Closer to the beginning of 2018, a new car will reach customers in Japan, North America, Australia and Southeast Asia.
New Mitsubishi Motors Corporation all-wheel drive crossover Eclipse Cross will be located in the model line of the Japanese company between Mitsubishi ASX and Mitsubishi Outlander . New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is designed by the creators of a global and strategic model that can raise the level of prestige of the Japanese company to a higher level.
The coupe crossover Eclipse Cross is built on the Mitsubishi Outlande platform (the models even have wheelbase sizes identical to 2670 mm), but differs from the sibling brother in a more compact body with a dynamic profile due to the roof line falling to the stern, the ascending window sill and the strong slope of the rear rack. In a word, the novelty is a bright representative of a new subclass of SUV – a compact SUV coupe.
Overall dimensions of the body of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018-2019 are 4405 mm in length, 1805 mm in width, 1685 mm in height, with 2670 mm of wheelbase and 215 mm of ground clearance.
Exterior design of the body The Eclipse Cross demonstrates, on the one hand, the corporate style of the new Mitsubishi models (X-shaped falshradiatron grille, narrowed headlights, powerful bumper), and on the other hand, differs from the models with three diamonds on the radiator grille. The fact is that the SUV coupe is not just a novelty, but a special car, by which the Japanese company immortalized the memory of the sports model Mitsubishi Eclipse. The name Eclipse, by the way, translates as a “solar eclipse”, and I really would not want the crossover to become the sunset for Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (more than a third of the company’s shares already belong to the Renault-Nissan alliance).
It is very pleasant that the stylish body of the new coupe-like crossover is devoid of amorphous and tasteless details. The novelty looks stunningly stylish and charismatic, especially in the rays of the setting sun. Aggressive “face” with a large falshradiatornoy grille in the X-shaped frame, emphasizing squinting headlights of the head light, with LED strokes of daytime running lights, massive sections of fog lights, located in deep boxes.
The profile of the body is simply incomparable: a sharp nose, a severe fracture of the transition of the front pillar to the roof, majestic wheel arches with powerful vyshtampovkami filled with 18-inch wheels (perhaps the space is enough for larger wheels), characteristic ribs on the surfaces of doors and rear wings, compact glazing With a high sill, compressed to a minimum of feed with a strong slope of the rear pillar.
Behind the Japanese compact crossover is magnificent and has the right to be called an off-road car coupe. A neat bumper, a compact tailgate with a large glass crowned with a spoiler, and a chic LED chandelier of full-width lighting with a graceful stern.
The interior of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is completely original and looks super modern compared to the interior of the platform Outlander and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3 generation . In the presence of a stylish multi-functional steering wheel, an informative instrument panel with a color screen of the trip computer, a strict front panel shape and a wide center console with a mass of advanced equipment.
At the top, it seems to grow from the console Smartphone Link Display Audio system with a color touchscreen 9-inch screen (Android Auto, Google Maps and Google Play, Apple CarPlay). You can control the multimedia complex using both the main screen and the touchpad Controller, located on the central tunnel in the immediate vicinity of the control knob.
There are also two-zone climate control, which have already become familiar for motorists, heated front seats, electric parking brake actuator, parking assistant, a button for activating the motor, a screen that extends out of the visor above the dashboard, and the information necessary for the driver is projected onto it.
The acceptable size of the wheelbase makes it possible to provide an excellent stock of foot space in the first and second row of people. Separate 60:40 rear seats are able to move along the interior, and the backrest has the ability to adjust the angle.
Specifications Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018-2019. Off-road coupe Eclipse Cross is built on the Mitsubishi Outlander crossover platform with a completely independent suspension architecture (in front of the McPherson strut, behind the complex multi-link), but for more controllability the front pillars are further interconnected by the spacer with the fastening to the body as well. By default, the novelty is equipped with an all-wheel drive 4WD with a multi-disc clutch, responsible for connecting the rear wheels.
For the coupe-like crossover, two four-cylinder engines are offered:
- Petrol 1.5 Turbo (120 hp 200 Nm) in the company with an 8-speed variator.
- Turbo diesel 2.2 Common Rail (160 hp 380 Nm) paired with hydromechanical 8 automatic transmission.