1 Jan 2018
Mitsubishi expanded its SUV line-up to five models in early 2018 with the launch of the segment-straddling Eclipse Cross.
Technically a small SUV, it was also pitched at smaller models in the medium segment, as well as competing with the likes of the Nissan Qashqai.
Based on the same GS platform that underpinned the ASX and Outlander, the Eclipse Cross was powered by an all-new 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW/250Nm, matched exclusively with a continuously-variable transmission, and consuming between 7.3 and 7.7 litres of fuel per 100km, depending on whether it was front- or all-wheel drive.
Initially launching in mid-range LS and flagship Exceed guise, an entry level variant was added later in 2018.
Standard gear in the FWD-only LS included 18-inch alloy wheels, climate-control air-conditioning, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, privacy glass, forward collision mitigation, lane-departure warning, auto high beam, a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, DAB+ digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a touchpad controller, leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift lever, electric park brake, keyless entry and push-button start.