The new Eclipse Cross is now available in Singapore.
SPORTY FUTURISTIC DESIGN
The latest crossover features an updated Dynamic Shield grille, flanked by slimmer LED daytime running lamps.
The rear end has been updated, too, with a redesigned tailgate and rear window. Three-dimensional tail-lights also give the SUV a wide and planted look. “Classic” variants are equipped with 16-inch wheels, while the “Style” variants have 18-inch rims as standard.
The new car has also had its total length increased by 140mm. Apart from the sleeker profile, there’s also more luggage space. Mitsubishi says the Eclipse Cross can now swallow up to four nine-inch golf bags.
The 60:40 split-folding rear bench enhances the model’s versatility.
MORE CONNECTED AND USABLE THAN BEFORE
Behind the wheel, there’s a new 8-inch infotainment display as standard. Opt for the Style variant and you’ll get Mitsubishi’s Smartphone-link Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The centre console-mounted touchpad in the first-generation model has been replaced by volume and tuning knobs.
Powering the new Eclipse Cross is a turbocharged 1.5-litre MIVEC 4-cylinder engine. The unit offers 161bhp and 250Nm of torque, sent to the road through a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Accelerating from zero to 100km/h takes 9.7 seconds. Drive more sensibly, however, and Mitsubishi says the car can average up to 14.5km/L.
The Eclipse Cross comes with seven SRS airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee) for protection in the event of a collision.
Active Stability Control will aid driving in slippery conditions, while the Multi Around Monitor (on the Style variant) should help make parking the SUV easier.
Prices currently start from $136,999 with COE.