The automobile companies re-launching popular but discontinued models with average changes and a new moniker. That is just Japan-based Mitsubishi motor has done with 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The Eclipse that was a sport compact vehicle and manufactured until 2012 is going to be more re-launched.
The newest model is named Eclipse Sport and is directed at Nissan Qashqai. It is going to be marketed In Europe and Australia primarily. It’ll Be slotted between the Outlander and ASX. This is possibly the last one Mitsubishi model before the company becomes a part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Redesign
There is not any denying the upcoming 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a stylish SUV. The design is slick and quite aerodynamic. It looks stylish from any angle. The production model does not seem very different from the concept model showcased at the Geneva Auto show 2017.
The midsized SUV is coming with three trims- Eclipse 2, Eclipse 3 and top end Eclipse 4. It has a coupe-like roofline. The cottage will be designed lavishly and cargo space ought to be more than sufficient for all essential stuff. It is going to also receive a variety of small item storage bins and cubicles.
Interior Design and Security Features
The upcoming Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a very safe vehicle. Security features are adequate and the same could be said about comprised conveniences. All trims get 7.0-inch touchscreen display infotainment setup. Other features are rear view camera, 16-inch metal wheels, heated door mirrors, privacy glass, DAB radio cruise controller. All trims get safety features such as Lane Departure Warning, Anti-lock Braking system, Hill Start Assist, Active Stability Control and Forward Collision Mitigation. Of course, there are many airbags in the cottage.
The Cross 3 trimming adds 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless start, parking sensors, electrically folding door mirrors. Eclipse Cross 4 trimming gets leather seats, panoramic roof, premium Rockford Fosgate sound system. It also gets more advanced security features like 360-degree parking camera, Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Warning. The infotainment system is good but it relies more on the app. The software is slick and the added high-resolution touchscreen is easy to use.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Engine
The model 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will have under the hood a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine. This engine comes with CVT automatic transmission. The powertrain will possess different drive modes- Auto, Snow and Gravel. Both FWD and AWD will be available. The AWD comes with hot Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system. However, in chosen markets comes with 2.2-litre turbo-diesel.
This is the same engine like at Outlander. The new model arrived with standard front-wheel drive system or all four wheels optional. But, all-wheel-drive models will have 8.5 inches of ground clearance. The newest model using a petrol engine and front wheel drive system will offer good EPA rating of 42.8 mpg. But, with the all-wheel-drive system, the fuel economy is a little worse with 40.4mpg.
Release Date and Price
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will soon be available for sale at the end of this year. The base trim price is approx $25,000.