IT’S time for a makeover, at least for the 2020 small to mid-sized SUV from Mitsubishi; the Eclipse Cross, and its ute stable mate, the Triton, with both vehicles scoring upgrades across the range.
In the case of the Eclipse Cross, the popular 5-seater has been updated to offer drivers a more refined experience, with changes aimed at improving control and handling, including the introduction of the latest generation Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC).
Mitsubishi’s S-AWC technology with Active Yaw Control (AYC) has been added to the LS variant and delivers predictable handling, as AYC controls the brakes and power steering to regulate torque split between the left and right.
This improves the car’s accuracy when tracing the chosen line through corners, in straight line driving, and lane change manoeuvres. The LS also gains AWD capabilities, and for convenience, the instrument panel displays an indicator when the vehicle is in AWD mode.
This further reinforces the Eclipse Cross as the SUV that delivers for both city driving and beyond. The range topping Exceed also gains revised front door trims with illumination and a black interior headlining.
The Black Edition variant will score a new front skid plate, black front bumper and radiator grille, black interior and black spoiler which now offers even more styling options at mid-range level.
It also offers a number of convenience feature that also assist driver safety, such as variable auto rain sensing windscreen wipers, dusk sensing headlamps with auto high beam, fog lamps and forward collision mitigation.
The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will start from $29,990 through to $39,190 for the range topping Exceed 4WD. Its Triton stable mate adds more power and capability to its mid-spec variants, along with upgrades across the range.
The new GLS, GLS Premium and GLX+ models will now feature a rear diff lock, a rear air circulator in double cab GLX+ models, and key-less one touch start in all GLS models. The GLX+ model is now equipped with Easy Select 4WD as well.
GLS and GLS Premium models are equipped with Super-Select 4WD-II, which offers 2H (rear-wheel drive), 4H (full-time 4WD), 4HLc (lock up) and 4LLc (lock up in low gear) modes to deliver optimum traction and handling characteristics for all surfaces.
4WD models with 18-inch wheels have improved ground clearance of 220 mm and performance over poor surfaces is helped by an improved approach angle of up to 31 degrees, departure angle of 23 degrees, and ramp break over angle of 25 degrees.
Australian pricing for the 2020 Mitsubishi Triton starts from $22,490 through to the range topping GLS Premium at $51,990. All prices contained in this story are plus on-roads.