There’s a stylish new ride from Mitsubishi that is both comfortable and practical and is sure to impress. Mitsubishi have made it clear that their continued focus will be on their range of LCVs and SUVs, so it’s no surprise that the latest addition to their line-up is another SUV, the Eclipse Cross. But what sets this release apart from what is proving to be an increasingly crowded market segment?
Mitsubishi are keen to point out that the Eclipse Cross is bigger and accommodates large adults by providing more leg and hip room. The extra space puts the Cross firmly in the sights of those whose attention may have wandered over to the competition, such as the Honda HR-V and Subaru XV.
Even the standard release is bristling with high tech as it comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a DAB+ radio, two USB ports, roof rails, automatic dusk-sensing lights, rain sensing wipers, reversing camera, and a push-button start and keyless-go.
A smartphone link keeps you in touch with the outside world wherever you are, with phone, apps, and music all conveniently located and accessible from one location thanks to Smartphone Link Display Audio.
Whether you need to carry passengers or cargo, the Eclipse Cross has flexible storage space for all your needs. A 60:40 split-fold rear seat gives you extra carrying capacity for when you need to shift larger items, and a wide tailgate and a low floor makes loading and unloading heavy or bulky items a breeze.
A stylish new cabin lets you ride in style and provides minimal distractions to ensure your eyes remain firmly on the road. Controls are intuitive and simple to use, with a 7.0-inch infotainment screen perched up high on the dash for ease of access, and a touchpad for simple one-fingered control of all your media. Mitsubishi have also managed to reduce noise and vibration so that you can enjoy an even quieter ride.
An extra $6000 for the Exceed version provides some nice luxuries including heated leather seats, LED headlights, panoramic powered sunroof, and a flip-up heads-up display similar to topline Volkswagen’s and Mazda’s.
Larger adults relegated to the back seat will find plenty of relief, as the rear seating provides roomy accommodation for two 180cm plus adults, and plenty of wiggle room left over.
This fully featured SUV also comes with a ton of safety features to keep both the driver and their passengers safe, including seven airbags, two ISOFIX anchors for easy baby seat installation, and top-tether attachment points to help protect young heads.
An autonomous emergency braking system (AEB) safeguards against even the slightest distraction for those rare split seconds when your eyes are off the road, and someone cuts in front of you. A lane-departure warning chime is also present to help keep you centred during those late-night drives.
Dropping an extra $2000 will get you Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), which shifts torque to the rear wheels should the front wheels start to slip. A smart system which aids in keeping the vehicle stable and safe, and you in control.
S-AWC works alongside Mitsubishi’s Active Yaw Control (AYC) to intelligently control the torque between the left and right wheel and cover you against slight errors in judgment as you navigate around slippery turns in foul weather conditions.
Three settings allow you to adjust the Eclipse Cross’s driving mode to Auto, Snow, or Gravel, providing plenty of options that will help keep the vehicle stable during all road conditions.
Want to see the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for yourself? Of course you do, it’s a beautiful ride. Drop by our showroom and check it out, or call (07) 5491 5522 for more information.