Mitsubishi has released full details of its Eclipse Cross SUV, with the mid-size vehicle kicking off from $30,500 in Australia (plus on-road costs).
The company calls the Eclipse Cross a “coupe” styled SUV, and in truth, it’s smaller than the Outlander which sits in the same class.
Running on a 2670mm wheelbase, the Eclipse Cross SUV is 4405mm long and 1805mm wide. To help interior space, the rear seats slide and recline, while still being able to have a 60/40 split fold. Thanks to 200mm of travel, it will suit both adults and children.
Under the bonnet you’ll find a new, direct injection turbocharged petrol four-cylinder making 110kW and 250Nm backed up by a CVT gearbox with stepped ‘ratios’ to help it feel more like a standard automatic.
The Eclipse Cross SUV can be had in two- or all-wheel-drive, with the AWD model having a version of Super All-wheel Control (S-AWC) system which runs in the Evo. This one has Auto, Snow and Gravel modes.
LED headlights and daytime running lights are standard, and the rear lights feature a full width light bar, with LED brake lights.
Inside, Mitsubishi’s new Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) enables buyers to connect via Android Auto and Apple Car Play, as well as being able to control the system through voice commands.
A seven-inch colour touchscreen is controlled through a touchpad in the centre console, and DAB+ comes standard.
Two trim levels will be on offer – LS and Exceed. The LS 2WD model, priced at $30,500, receives 18-inch alloy wheels, Smart key, the SDA system, 7 airbags, autonomous braking, auto high beam, lane departure warning, stability control and hill start assist.
Exceed, which starts at $36,000 for the 2WD model also gets dual-zone air-conditioning, leather seats, power and heated front seats, LED headlamps with auto levelling, double panoramic sunroof, and head-up display.
There’s also blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, around-vehicle monitor (360 degree camera system), and an anti-crash system that prevents accidental depressing of the accelerator.
Need the surety of all-wheel-drive? The Exceed AWD costs $38,500.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV goes on sale from December 22.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Price
LS – $30,500
Exceed 2WD – $36,000
Exceed AWD – $38,500
All prices plus on-roads