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New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – Starting at R460,000

Mitsubishi has unveiled the second-generation Eclipse Cross, with a South African starting price of R459,995.

The Eclipse Cross range is well known for offering an extensive feature set at a competitive price – and this new generation is no different.

The small SUV has received an exterior redesign, but retains the unmistakable Eclipse Cross look.

What’s new

The new Eclipse Cross features a redesigned front with twin oval headlamps and the Mitsubishi “Dynamic Shield” grille.

The split tailgate design of the previous model has also been replaced with a hexagonal tailgate with a single sheet of glass.

Its rear lamps now have a three-dimensional Y-shaped design, roof rails are included as standard, and 18-inch alloy wheels lend it a dynamic look, too.

It’s also 140mm longer than the first-generation Eclipse Cross, making it 4,545mm long, 1,805mm wide, and 1,685mm tall.

New features

The interior was next in line to receive a redesign, and a host of high-end features were fitted across the range.

Each Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross model now offers:

  • Leather seats
  • Cruise control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Heads-up display
  • Heated front seats
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 8-inch infotainment display
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Climate control with rear-seat vents
  • Multifunction leather steering wheel
  • Automatic LED headlights with daytime running lights

“The longer length of the body also means a larger boot capacity of 437 litres, increasing to 1,074 litres with the rear seats folded flat – without compromising on the spare wheel tyre size,” said Mitsubishi.

In addition, the Eclipse Cross earns a 5-star NHTSA safety rating and comes with advanced active and passive safety systems as standard.

These include hill start assist, traction control, a rear-view camera, all-round parking sensors, ABS with brake assist, and seven airbags.

Performance

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range is powered by the same engine options as before, with both motors connected to a CVT transmission that drives the front wheels.

The entry-level model is fitted with a 2.0-litre petrol engine that generates 110kW and 198Nm, paired with a “six-step” CVT gearbox.

The range-topping variant then gets a 1.5-litre, turbo-petrol engine delivering 110kW and 250Nm, mated to an “eight-step” CVT transmission.

Price

The South African pricing for the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range is as follows:

  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2.0 GLS – R459,995
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T GLS – R499,995

All models are sold with a 3-year/100,000km warranty, a 5-year/90,000km service plan, and five-year/unlimited kilometre roadside assistance.


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross


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