Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross now comes available with a diesel engine

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by Drei Laurel | Jun 15, 2019
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So here’s one more reason to hope Mitsubishi brings the Eclipse Cross to our shores: The crossover now comes available with a hearty diesel engine.

Yes, the Eclipse Cross—notorious for being anything other than the return of the Japanese manufacturer’s legendary sports car—can now be had with a diesel under the hood. More specifically, it’s a 2.2-liter common rail turbodiesel capable of 380Nm at 2,000rpm. Not bad at all.

The mill will come mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and will be sold exclusively in Japan—at least for now. Price in Japan starts at ¥3,061,800 (around P1.47 million).

Mitsubishi is promising the diesel crossover will provide smooth performance and acceleration, and an expanded level of versatility. Frankly, we hope Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is at least considering bringing this vehicle in. A stylish, small crossover powered by a powerful diesel engine? Makes sense to us.

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is currently being sold in over 100 countries across Europe, North America, Asia, and even the ASEAN region. Do you think this should be made available in the Philippine market as well?

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