The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be released as a 2018 model year vehicle in Europe this fall, with plans for it to be released in other countries including the US later. The Eclipse Cross, a new compact crossover, was made possible but the huge investment gain Mitsubishi made when Nissan purchased a controlling stake in the company.
The Eclipse Cross will come with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable transmission and will have standard Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive. The sporty design of the Eclipse Cross and its aggressive front fascia echoes the rest of Mitsubishi’s SUV lineup, the Outlander and Outlander Sport. The Cross falls between the Outlander and the Outlander Sport in size, with the Outlander Sport due to get smaller and fill the growing subcompact SUV market.
The Cross also features Mitsubishi’s new “Dynamic and Characteristic” rear design language, which includes high-mounted taillights and fastback rear glass which Mitsubishi calls “cubist.” Inside the Eclipse Cross is tasteful and clean, with a free-standing infotainment system and potential available features like heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a panoramic sunroof.
Though we won’t get the Eclipse Cross in the States for a while, we’re happy to keep you informed! Just let us know at Heritage Mitsubishi.
Disclaimer: Vehicle pictured is not 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross