Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross shapes up for 2021 release

THE latest iteration of the Eclipse Cross, which goes on sale with the campaign ‘Here now, for whatever next’, features improved driver comfort and on-road holding, thanks to customer feedback and engagement.

Under the design concept of ‘Daring Grace’, designers have extended the front and rear overhangs to express the elegant and dynamic proportions of the Eclipse Cross. The front end adopts an evolved Dynamic Shield design concept as well.

This includes new headlamps and LED daytime running lamps. A restyled rear creates a more sleek and elegant appearance, while also expressing the strength and toughness of an SUV.

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Combined with new 18-inch alloy wheels, the Eclipse Cross’ on-road presence is even more sophisticated. The redesign has increased luggage room to 405-litres, a significant and usable increase from the previous model.

That’s despite an increase of only 140mm in overall vehicle length. Aerodynamic performance remains stellar through the reshaping of the front and rear of the vehicle.

Boosted road performance is made possible by an electronically controlled 4WD system in combination with Mitsubishi’s well-established super-all wheel control (S-AWC) system, which provides active stability control, ABS and yaw control for braking and torque.

For drivers’ peace of mind, the new Eclipse Cross employs driver assistance technologies such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane departure warning, blind spot warning with lane change assist, and automatic high beam.

It comes with a 5-star ANCAP rating, as well as an improved infotainment system that helps drivers operate safely on the road. A new 8.0-inch screen is now mounted in a position closer to the driver for improved touchscreen operability and visibility.

Thanks to a collaboration with what3words and TomTom, the satellite navigation system also supports offline operation. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility comes standard on all models.

A full-colour head-up display presents dashboard information, alerts and navigation signals that helps drivers acquire information safely and quickly. Engineers also specially designed Mitsubishi power sound system to deliver a lush, fluid sound quality.

The system comprises a high-powered 510-watt tuned amp and eight speakers that are arranged to fit to the shape of the Eclipse Cross.

The improved infotainment and sound system, the bigger display with embedded satellite navigation, 1.5-litre turbo engine and S-AWC make the Eclipse Cross a car that will inspire its owners to explore and achieve more.

Pricing starts from $30,290 (plus on-roads) through to the range topping Exceed AWD, coming in at $40,790 (Plus on-roads). For further information, please contact your local Mitsubishi dealer, or visit the Mitsubishi website to register your interest.

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross interior
Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.


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