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.
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.
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.
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.
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.