Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross – The Independent Singapore News


An enchancment within the seems division offers the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross larger relevance in a congested motoring sector.

Toning down on the over-the-high aesthetic parts that flawed the entry mannequin has helped to make it a bit extra mainstream in a class that’s extra about perform and sensible concerns.

While the overall desire on this section is for comfort and conference, the facelifted Eclipse Crossover does nonetheless attempt to create an impression as a Turbo Coupe SUV.

Like the mannequin title, it looks as if a bunch of trending phrases hurled collectively within the hope that they’ll stick.

That similar philosophy appears to run by means of its design. The Eclipse Crossover form of stands out with its making an attempt-very-onerous Transformers mixture of lamps, grille, and vents in entrance and sharply-angled rear with deep creases alongside the perimeters.

One space the place it has made a stride ahead is in useable house. While most of the small crossovers are tight on house and appear to have an identification disaster as they attempt to cram an excessive amount of into too little, with its enlarged kind — 140mm longer — the brand new Eclipse Cross offers creature comforts that may give it a working begin as a substitute of simply dogfighting on the sticker worth.

For these utilizing this to fetch and ferry, the rear seats might be folded right down to develop the cargo house.

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The facelift model nonetheless has the all-aluminium, light-weight 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which, whereas environment friendly, is in any other case unremarkable. As lengthy because it’s reliable, begins up when required and does what is predicted of it, it will likely be duly appreciated.

The 8-pace transmission does a great job of retaining issues working comparatively easily, whereas the paddle shifters add to the specified impression of a sporty SUV.

There are different fashionable touches vital for right now’s client. Connectivity and security options are evident, from cameras throughout the automotive, to lively and passive security options, and an indicator that beeps annoyingly.

There are two variants on supply. Some variations between the Style and the cheaper Classic variant (*$130,000) are smaller wheels (16” vs 18”) and the general lighter weight of the Classic.

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The pricier Style variant (simply shy of *$146,000) provides wired smartphone connectivity with a driver-oriented touchscreen, and huge quantity and tuning knobs (absent within the unique). The mixture of digital kinds — on the dashboard display screen, the air-con vents and the shows — provides to the overall startling design cues which are constant on this SUV.


Engine: 1,499cc, 4-cylinder in-line, 16 valve DOHC MIVEC Turborcharger
Transmission: 8-pace computerized
Max output: 122kW
Max torque: 250Nm
0-100kmh: 9.7 seconds
Top pace: 200kmh
Fuel consumption: 6.9L/100m
CO2: 157g/km
Gross weight: 1,450 ­– 1,536 kg
Fuel tank: 63L
Length: 4,545mm
Width: 1,805mm
Height: 1,685mm
VES banding: B

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