The other day, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation released the photos of the new Eclipse Cross it restyled for the 2022 model year.
MMC refreshed the exterior, made the cabin smarter and more comfortable, and improved the vehicle’s driving performance.
No other Mitsubishi vehicle has been so design-forward as the next Eclipse Cross. The model brings sophistication to the new level.
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be initially launched in Australia and New Zealand in November 2020. In the first quarter of next year, the model will arrive in the United States.
A PHEV variant will be available in selected markets, but not in the USA.
The front fascia adopts an evolution of Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design concept.
The redesigned features include a hatch and rear window, a hexagonal-shape tailgate, a front bumper guard, the brand’s three-dimensional taillights, new headlights layout.
In the cabin, the company uses a new black trim with silver accents, light gray leather seats. The door trims are coordinated with the seat color.
A new 8-inch smartphone-link display audio (SDA) system comes standard. The screen changed its position for ease of use, and now incorporates volume and turning knobs.
The company removed the vehicle’s multifunctional touchpad, previously available, to allow more storage space on the center console.
Under the Hood
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with a 1.5-liter MIVEC, direct injection, turbo-four, all-aluminum lightweighted engine.
A compact turbocharger reduces fuel consumption and minimizes turbo lag. The engine operates in pair with an 8-speed sports mode continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The new Eclipse Cross optimizes driving dynamics while achieving high fuel efficiency.
Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system delivers stable handling and precise control. Together with enlarged rear suspension absorbers, it much enhances maneuverability.
Is It a Good Compact SUV?
The current 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is priced between $22,995 and $28,745. Roomy seats and decent fuel economy are the SUV’s ‘goodies’.
At the same time, it has several negatives, such as a small cargo area for the class, limited highway power, disappointing infotainment controls.
The Eclipse Cross is an affordable choice, but this is not enough for competition. The Kia Sportage has more standard tech and safety features, a more upscale cabin and a potent turbocharged engine option.