2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a brand new crossover model in the Mitsubishi lineup. The company’s range of crossover SUVs, it will be positioned between ASX and Outlander models. “Cross” is added to the name Eclipse to withdraw the borders between the new crossover model and sports model of the company, which was previously offered.
In its pre-production release, this model was introduced in Japan, and later at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Then still not clear how the new model will be called, but it is now clear. European customers will be available in the autumn of 2017, a little later will be available on the US market.
Design and Construction
According to previous information, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 will be placed on a shortened version of the platform on which it is based Mitsubishi Outlander. This model has the same wheelbase as the ASX crossover, which amounts to 2,670 millimeters. However, Eclipse Cross has larger dimensions than the mentioned ASX model. The new model is 110 mm longer, 35 mm wider and 60 mm higher than the aforementioned models. 2018 Eclipse Cross , having dimensions of 4,405 mm l/1,805 mm w/1,685 mm h.
The biggest impact on the appearance of the vehicle Mitsubishi XR-PHEV Concept II. This concept was also announced as a pre-production version of the company’s future serial crossover. It is now known which for. Accordingly, the front of the Eclipse Cross, the model gets characteristic Dynamic Shield, the front grille.
The interior is decorated with high-quality materials, modern systems and the latest and most advanced technology. The vehicle received a new Mitsubishi, infotainment system with touchscreen, as well as Head-up display. There are also the Smartphone Link Display Audio system CarPlay Apple and Android Auto. Comfort is guaranteed, a special atmosphere driver represents a three-spoke sports steering wheel, Heated seats, and a host of other benefits.
Nevertheless, it was announced that it will offer customers and S-AWC four-wheel drive. Initially this will be the only option, and if you later find as standard vision equipment for versions with higher trim levels.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Engines
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will offer several different petrol and diesel engines. For now mention only some. According to some announcements, the base version should get the 1.5-liter turbo gasoline 4-cylinder engine with 120 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. As one of the possible diesel engine mentioned 2.2-liter turbocharged engine.
Of the possible system gear referred to a 6-speed manual transmission, a new 8-speed automatic transmission and CVT with manual 8-speed Sport Mode.
Later expected and plug-in hybrid version of the model. 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-In Hybrid should combine turbo gasoline engine and electric motor.