Mitsubishi Redesigns Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has revealed the restyled 2022 Eclipse Cross. The new Eclipse Cross will first launch in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021. While there will be a plug-in hybrid variant of the vehicle available in select markets, there are no plans at this time to add the PHEV model for the U.S.

“From the day we started to rethink the new Eclipse Cross, we wanted to address an attitude of boosted road performance and eco-friendliness, all with a stand-out style that will take this SUV to the next level,” said Minoru Uehara, chief product specialist of MMC, who is responsible for leading and facilitating the creation of the new Eclipse Cross. “Besides the contemporary exterior and comfortable and smart interior, Mitsubishi Motors’ legendary Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system ensures that drivers are always in control for their next adventure.”

The redesigned Eclipse Cross features significant styling enhancements, the automaker said.

The front end adopts an evolved version of Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design concept, expressing strength and security. A new front bumper guard and refreshed light layout complete the front design.

The silhouette continues to the rear with a redesigned hatch and rear window, resulting in improved rear visibility as well as distinctive and contemporary styling. Eclipse Cross’ three-dimensional taillights extend upwards and inwards and enhance the look with a stable and wide presence. The new tailgate features a sharply sculpted hexagon design reminiscent of the company’s rear-mounted spare tire shape.

Inside the cabin, a new black interior with silver accents and light gray leather seats creates a more sophisticated look, Mitsubishi says. Door trims also coordinate with the car seat color to feature a high-quality, sporty interior space.

A new 8-inch smartphone-link display audio (SDA) system comes standard. The screen has been moved closer to the driver and front-seat passenger for ease of use, and now incorporates volume and turning knobs for fast reference. The touchpad that was previously used for multiple functions has been removed to allow for more storage space on the center console.

Carried over from the previous model, the Eclipse Cross is fitted with the company’s all-aluminum 1.5-liter MIVEC direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is paired with an eight-speed sports mode continuously variable transmission (CVT).

MITSUBISHI MOTORS’ S-AWC system delivers stable handling and precise control. The springs in the front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension have been finely tuned. Together with enlarged rear suspension absorbers, the ECLIPSE CROSS exerts the performance of S-AWC and greatly enhances maneuverability.

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