Mitsubishi will utilize this month’s 2017 Geneva auto show to introduce the brand-new SUV which will sit in between the automaker’s compact Outlander Sport and mid-size Outlander. It’s meant to be a sportier, more design-focused option to those other Mitsubishi SUVs. You can also think about it as a more budget-friendly rival to the likes of the BMW X4, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Design
Mitsubishi’s XR-PHEV idea from 2013 previewed the styling. The front face is said to represent a shield while at the rear the designers have actually set up high-mount tail-lamps. Our spy shots suggest that the production model will closely look like the idea. On the inside, Mitsubishi seems to have taken a page from Lexus’s book, with a new touchpad controller that’s almost identical to that high-end brand’s Remote Touch Interface, albeit without the mouselike controller. We’re not fans of that system, so we hope the Eclipse Cross can surpass its operation. A head-up screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are available, and the interior decoration looks to be definitively more modern-day than those in Mitsu’s aging existing offerings.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Engine
Mitsubishi hasn’t revealed power output or efficiency, but it is using the Eclipse Cross with an all-new 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged, four-cylinder that mates to an all-new CVT that offers 8 gears of manual moving for those who truly prefer to be in control.
Beyond this new drivetrain setup, Mitsubishi will likewise be providing its 2.2-liter, common-rail, diesel, albeit modified specifically for the Eclipse Cross. Mitsubishi didn’t explain about how it was customized, but it does mate with a new eight-speed automated, so fuel economy must be good. At this time we don’t know if all models will get all-wheel drive, but inning accordance with Mitsubishi, it will be offered with its electronically-controlled 4WD system that is naturally front prejudiced and sends torque to the rear wheels as needed. It will be paired with the brand name’s Super All-Wheel Control system to assist keep things under control must you choose to get lively.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Release Date and Price
The 2018 Eclipse Cross is slated to arrive in Europe this fall, with U.S. sales starting in early 2018. Rates has yet to be announced, however it ought to fall somewhere between the $20,690 Outlander Sport and the $24,390 Outlander. We’ll have more information quickly as the Geneva auto show starts March 7. To discover a few of the other vehicles appearing, visit our dedicated hub.