Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be crossing over to the US sometime in the fall

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be crossing over to the US sometime in the fall

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be crossing over to the US sometime in the fall

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Here it is, Mitsubishi’s latest creation to take a piece of the CUV pie, the Eclipse Cross. The crossover makes its official debut at the Geneva Reveal, and it looks just aggressive enough to be unique, but not so strange that it will intimidate away the average buyer. Most interesting are the aggressive cues cribbed from the XR-PHEV II Concept, like the unabashed-raked rear hatch, chunky rear fenders, and deep crease along the side. Be that as it may, the shape is still clearly crossover, and the nose isn’t too radical. In fact, it may be the most taking version of Mitsubishi’s shield grille yet. Interestingly, the Eclipse Cross is within an inch or two proportions-wise compared with the existing Outlander Sport, though this should hard cash down the road when a newer, smaller Outlander Sport is introduced.

The inside follows a similar theme to the exterior. The most striking aspect is the center hill, which slants downward toward the shifter and juts out over the climate supervise buttons. But everything is finished in simple, inoffensive black and aluminum-look streamlined. The sliding and reclining rear seats should be useful for comfort and cargo place. Next to the shifter is a touch-pad that looks extremely similar to the pad Lexus uses for its systems. A four of our editors find the Lexus version to be rather awful, so hopefully Mitsubishi has gracious and improved it. As a back-up, you can simply use the touch screen perched atop the dash, which may be more helpful for using the car’s default user interface, or the supported Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Also on the spoil is a pop-up heads-up display similar to that in current Mazdas.

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One big selling point for the Eclipse Cross is its guideline all-wheel drive. There is also just one engine and one transmission. Power comes from a turbocharged 1.5-liter gasoline inline-four, and it’s channeled with the aid a CVT with 8 ratios that can be manually shifted. Mitsubishi has yet to announce output for the four-pot. Other markets last will and testament have the option of a 2.2-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder with an 8-velocity automatic, but it won’t make the trip to the States.

Europe will be the first to get the Eclipse Cross-breed, where it will show up at dealers this fall. Afterward, it will turn up in other markets, including the US. So expect it to appear sometime at the end of this year, or mayhap the start of next year. Pricing has not been announced yet.

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