Price and Specification of the New Eclipse Cross

With the latest iteration of the Eclipse Cross, which goes on sale with the campaign “Here now, for whatever next”, product designers and engineers have focused on improving both driver comfort and on-road handling. 

“We listened to customers, and we are pleased to bring to market an elegant enhancement to the driving experience by bringing comfort, technology and driving dynamics for their next adventure,” said Minoru Uehara, Chief Product Specialist of MMC.

“The new Eclipse Cross builds on its core attributes of being a stylish, contemporary and fun to drive vehicle,” said Tony Dorrington, MMAL’s product strategist responsible for the local specification of the new Eclipse Cross. “It’s packed with technology to ensure our customers enjoy their daily city commute, while also being capable enough to take them on their next weekend adventure. The new Aspire model hits the sweet spot of offering even more technology at a great price point.”

Under the design concept of “Daring Grace”, designers have extended the front and rear overhangs to express the elegant and dynamic proportions of the Eclipse Cross. The front end adopts an evolved Dynamic Shield design concept, including new headlamps and LED daytime running lamps. The restyled rear creates a more sleek and elegant appearance, while also expressing the strength and toughness of an SUV. Combined with new 18-inch alloy wheels, the Eclipse Cross’ on-road presence is even more sophisticated.

The redesign has increased luggage room to 405-litres, a significant and usable increase from the previous model, despite an increase of only 140 millimetres in overall vehicle length. Overall aerodynamic performance remains stellar through the reshaping of the front and rear of the vehicle.

Boosted road performance is made possible by an electronically controlled 4WD system in combination with Mitsubishi’s well-established Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system. S-AWC offers integrated control of Active Stability Control (ASC), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) and Active Yaw Control (AYC) to regulate braking force and torque. The integrated control of these systems with finely tuned rear suspension by adopting the rigidly connected rear suspension crossmember produces vehicle behaviour true to the driver’s intent, and delivers ample manoeuvrability.

For drivers’ peace of mind, the new Eclipse Cross employs driver assistance technologies such as Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Automatic High Beam (AHB) in response to the acceleration, deceleration or stopping of the vehicles or objects ahead. It comes with a 5-star ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) rating, offering additional peace of mind for both private passengers and fleet buyers.

The new Eclipse Cross comes with an improved infotainment system that helps drivers operate safely on the road. A new 8-inch screen is now mounted in a position closer to the driver for improved touchscreen operability and visibility. MMC also teams up with what3words to deploy the industry’s first built-in offline navigation which is integrated in the TomTom satellite navigation system6. Apple CarPlay and Android AutoTM compatibility comes standard on all models. A full-colour Head-Up Display (HUD) presents dashboard information, alerts and navigation signals9 that helps drivers acquire information safely and quickly.

Engineers also specially designed Mitsubishi Power Sound System to deliver a lush, fluid sound quality. The system comprises a high-powered 510 watt tuned amp and eight speakers that are arranged to fit to the shape of the Eclipse Cross.

The improved infotainment and sound system, the bigger display with embedded satellite navigation9, 1.5-litre turbo engine and S-AWC make the Eclipse Cross a car that will inspire its owners to explore and achieve more. 

ModelRRP
Eclipse Cross ES 2WD 1.5L CVT$30,290
Eclipse Cross LS 2WD 1.5L CVT$32,590
Eclipse Cross LS AWD 1.5L CVT$35,090
Eclipse Cross Aspire 2WD 1.5L CVT$34,990
Eclipse Cross Exceed 2WD 1.5L CVT$38,290
Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD 1.5L CVT$40,790

Model line-up

Eclipse Cross ES 1.5L D4 T/C
Key specifications:  
18” alloy wheels8” Smartphone touchscreen audioForward Collision Mitigation
Paddle shiftApple CarPlay/Android AutoRear view camera
Climate control air conditioningBluetooth connectivityActive Stability Control
LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)Audio streaming and voice controlActive Traction Control
Rear roof spoilerDAB+ radioActive Yaw Control
Chrome belt line mouldingUSB media control (2x USB input)Hill start assist
Cruise control4 speakers7 airbags
Cargo blind  
Eclipse Cross LS 1.5L D4 T/C
Specifications above ES:
S-AWC (AWD models)Smart keyLane Departure Warning
LED front fog lampsOne touch startRear parking sensors
Privacy glassOne touch auto up/down windowsAuto rain sensing wipers
Black roof railsIlluminated vanity mirrorAuto dusk sensing headlamps
Heated, power folding door mirrorsRear armrest with cup holdersAuto high beam
Illuminated front door trim6 speakersBrake auto hold
Chrome inside door handlesLeather/piano black steering wheelElectric park brake
Eclipse Cross ASPIRE 1.5L D4 T/C
Specifications above LS:
Micro-suede/synthetic leather combination seat trimMitsubishi Power Sound System with 8 speakers, 4 tweetersAdaptive Cruise Control with stop & go
Power driver’s seatMulti Around MonitorRear Cross Traffic Alert
Heated front seatsBlind Spot WarningFront parking sensors
PVC leather door insertsLane Change Assist 
Dual zone air conditioningElectro-chromatic rear view mirror 
Eclipse Cross EXCEED 1.5L D4 T/C
Specifications above LS:
S-AWC (AWD models)Leather seat trimUltrasonic mis-acceleration Mitigation System
LED headlampsPower passenger seatBuilt-in TomTom navigation
Double sun roofDriver’s seat back pocketHead-up display
Heated steering wheelHeated rear seatsBlack interior headlining

Specification overview

 21MY ECLIPSE CROSS
Drivetrain2WDAWD
Weights
Kerb mass – kg1,472 (ES) 1486 (LS) 1499 (ASPIRE)
1535 (EXCEED)
1550 (LS)
1600 (EXCEED)
Gross vehicle mass – kg2,100
Gross combination mass – kg3,700
Dimensions – Exterior
Overall height – mm (incl roof rail)1,685
Overall length – mm4,545
Overall width – mm1,805
Track – front – mm1,545
Track – rear – mm1,545
Wheelbase – mm2,670
Front overhang – mm990
Rear overhang – mm885
Ground clearance – mm175
Approach angle – degrees18.2
Departure angle – degrees27.9
Ramp breakover angle – degrees18.0
Dimensions – Cargo
Cargo capacity (rear seat up) – litres (VDA)405
Cargo capacity (rear seat folded flat) – litres (VDA)1,149 (w/o sunroof) / 1,172 (with sunroof)
Seating capacity – persons5
Engine1.5L Petrol Turbo
TransmissionCVT
Displacement – cc1,499
Compression ratio10.0:1
Bore and stroke – mm75.0 x 84.8
Max power (kW @ rpm)110kW/5,500rpm
Max torque (Nm @ rpm)250Nm/2,000~3,500rpm
Fuel consumption – L/100km (combined)7.37.7
CO2 – g/km (combined)165174
Wheels / Tyres
Wheel typeAlloy
Wheel size18×7.0J
Tyre size225/55R18 98H
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