The capable Mitsubishi Outlander, the maneuverable, sporty Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and the sophisticated Mitsubishi Lancer — we’re proud to include these vehicles and the rest of the Mitsubishi lineup on the lot at Heritage Mitsubishi. We are confident in the Mitsubishi quality and value, so we’re happy to see that buyers seem to feel the same way. Last year, 2017, was the fifth consecutive year of increasing sales for Mitsubishi Motors. That makes Mitsubishi Motors the fastest growing non-luxury brand in the country.
One of the top-sellers in the Mitsubishi lineup is the three-row Mitsubishi Outlander crossover. Since its debut in 2002, the Outlander has delivered a capable performance and plenty of comfort for families. The latest model features generous standard features, like a rearview camera and a 7-inch touchscreen display audio, all for a low price. That type of value, safety, and performance helped to make 2017 the best sales year for the Outlander to date. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has also proven to be a popular seller, offering the same comfort and amenities with a hybrid powertrain.
With the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover debuting this spring, and other surprises on the horizon, we expect that Mitsubishi Motors will keep its momentum and continue to serve drivers with popular vehicles ideal for many lifestyles.
In 2012, the sporty Mitsubishi Eclipse vanished from the brand’s lineup. In 2017, a total eclipse of the sun swept across the U.S., and Mitsubishi joined in the fun by unveiling the new Eclipse Cross. Inheriting the athletic spirit of the original car in the form of a sporty, cutting-edge crossover, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross promised a more spirited drive and a performance-focused build.
AutomobileMag.com recently took the Eclipse Cross on its first drive to see how the crossover handles the road. The publication complimented the Eclipse Cross’s standard powertrain, including its capable 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that had no problem accelerating on any terrain. The CVT was also carefully tuned to provide top-of-the-line efficiency without cutting into the crossover’s performance.
Automobile Mag also notes that while the crossover segment has become rather saturated with competition, Mitsubishi combats this by taking bold choices with the Eclipse Cross’s “dynamic shield” design, featuring a unique and sleek exterior. The cabin also features more premium materials and an intuitive infotainment system, despite the crossover’s affordable price tag.
The new Eclipse Cross is available at dealer lots now, so make sure you make your way here to Heritage Mitsubishi if you’re interested in experiencing its next-level performance for yourself.
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