Along with the Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, another crossover the Japanese brand brought to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, has also been unveiled.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show
On the whole, the Eclipse Cross is somehow simplified when compared to the XR-PHEV concepts – its preview model, but many styling features have still been applied. At the front end is the brand’s iconic Dynamic Shield grille framed by large headlights and fog lamps clusters. Besides, the sports SUV gets a macho and dynamic look thanks to steeply-rising beltline, wedge-shaped profile, short rear overhang and fast rear windscreen rake. Along the side is adorned with sharper character lines and beefy fender flares while the rear is refreshed by new LED tail lights, which remind us about the Honda CR-Z.
The Eclipse Cross is somehow simplified when compared to the XR-PHEV concepts
The Eclipse Cross has got overall dimensions worth 4,405 mm x 1,805 mm x 1,685 mm (L x W x H) and a wheelbase of 2,670 mm.
The Eclipse Cross has got overall dimensions worth 4,405 mm x 1,805 mm x 1,685 mm (L X W X H)
Moving inside, a cliff-like center console surrounded by silver metal trim seems to be what of the Lexus NX. Not only that, the Touchpad Controller probably inherits from the Lexus’s Remote Touchpad. Apart from these, the high-tech cabin fully comes with a head-up display as well as Smartphone Link Display Audio System compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Further, the rear seats are also foldable to make room for an ample cargo space.
A cliff-like center console surrounded by silver metal trim seems to be what of the Lexus NX
Under the bonnet is an all-new 1.5L direct-injected turbo petrol engine which is capable of 163 PS at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm of peak torque from 1,800-4,500 rpm. Coming aired to the engine is a CVT with a 8-virtual-ratio Sport Mode. In addition to that, a 2.2L turbo diesel unit is also available, which is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with an electronically-controlled AWD system and Super All-Wheel Control working in in tandem with brake-activated Active Yaw Control.
The rear seats are also foldable to make room for an ample cargo space
Last but not least, the stability and handling will be far enhanced by new suspension system and body structure.