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.