Mitsubishi adds more style to the refreshed Eclipse Cross

It has a sportier face and a cleaner-looking rear end
by Leandre Grecia | Oct 15, 2020
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A month after teasing the new Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi has now revealed the redesigned compact SUV in its entirety. And it looks pretty good, we’d say.

Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design is now more pronounced in the new Eclipse Cross, with wider foglamps and less of the gray plastic up front. Actually, Mitsubishi has completely done away with the gray exterior accents and gave the vehicle blacked-out claddings underneath. Out back, the carmaker has also ditched the funky looking light strip that spans the length of the rear windshield which helps give the rear hatch a more orthodox look.

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Inside, the vehicle boasts a sleek black interior sprinkled with some silver accents and light gray leather seats that give the cabin some nice contrast. Soft-touch materials that further highlight the interior can also be found all around.

The Eclipse Cross sees no changes under the hood, so it still packs 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line-four MIVEC engine mated to a CVT. It will also be equipped with Mitsubishi’s ‘Super All Wheel Control’ (S-AWC) system. With that, we reckon the 2.2-liter turbodiesel available in select markets will also be retained.

“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 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation chief product specialist Minoru Uehara, the man who led the way in creating the new Eclipse Cross. “Besides the contemporary exterior and comfortable and smart interior, Mitsubishi Motors’ legendary S-AWC system ensures that drivers are always in control for their next adventure.”

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The new Eclipse Cross will land in Australia and New Zealand in November and go on sale in the US in the first quarter of 2021. What do you think of this one? Should Mitsubishi Motors Philippines bring this in?

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