Mitsubishi will utilize this month’s 2017 Geneva auto show to introduce the brand-new SUV which will sit in between the car manufacturer’s compact Outlander Sport and mid-size Outlander.
It’s implied to be a sportier, more design-focused option to those other Mitsubishi SUVs. You can likewise think of it as a more affordable competitor to the similarity the BMW X4, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Design
Mitsubishi’s XR-PHEV principle from 2013 previewed the styling. The front face is stated to represent a shield while at the rear the designers have set up high-mount tail-lamps. Our spy shots recommend that the production model will carefully resemble the idea.
On the inside, Mitsubishi appears to have taken a page from Lexus’s book, with a brand-new touchpad controller that’s nearly similar to that luxury brand name’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 display screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are offered, and the interior decoration seems definitively more modern than those in Mitsu’s aging present offerings.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Engine
Mitsubishi hasn’t disclosed power output or efficiency, but it is providing the Eclipse Cross with a brand new 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged, four-cylinder that mates to a brand new CVT that provides 8 equipments of manual moving for those who actually choose to be in control.
Outside of this brand-new drivetrain setup, Mitsubishi will likewise be providing its 2.2-liter, common-rail, diesel, albeit modified particularly for the Eclipse Cross. Mitsubishi didn’t explain about how it was customized, however it does mate with a brand-new eight-speed automated, so fuel economy ought to be decent. At this time we do not know if all models will get all-wheel drive, however according to Mitsubishi, it will be readily available with its electronically-controlled 4WD system that is naturally front biased and sends out torque to the rear wheels as needed. It will be coupled with the brand’s Super All-Wheel Control system to assist keep things under control must you decide to get spirited.
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Release Date and Price
The 2018 Eclipse Cross is slated to get here in Europe this fall, with U.S. sales beginning in early 2018. Rates has yet to be revealed, but it must fall somewhere in between the $20,690 Outlander Sport and the $24,390 Outlander.