To predict that a particular car will have excellent resale is a bit like trying to nail jelly to a wall. Yet a company in the UK has determined that it will retain almost half its value after 100,000km.
According to CAP HPI, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which goes on sale early next year, will keep between 46.9-48.1 per cent resale value, depending on trim level. It’s worth remembering, though, that these are UK resale values and not exactly reflective of residuals in all markets. There you go – we’ve done our disclaimer.
Part of how CAP HPI reached its verdict is how much standard equipment in included. Without sounding like a brochure, the Eclipse Cross has “Smartphone Display Audio” which is Mitsubishi speak for a system that runs Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a touch-pad controller, rear-view camera, digital radio, dual-zone climate control, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM).
Powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol, an all-new eight-step CVT auto drives either the front wheels, or all four. A 2.2-litre diesel will follow soon after launch.