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2017 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Revealed

The 2017 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been revealed ahead of its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show… on-sale in Europe this year, Australia shortly afterwards. 

THE 2017 MITSUBISHI Eclipse Cross has been revealed with the compact SUV slotting into Mitsubishi’s SUV line-up between the ASX and Outlander/ Outlander PHEV. It will go on-sale in Europe first with deliveries beginning later this year. Australia and other regions will follow.

In a statement, Mitsubishi said “The Eclipse Cross is a fusion of sharp coupe looks and dynamic SUV mobility with signature Mitsubishi styling and performance.

“Other distinguishing features are its design that motivates the driver to get out and drive, connectivity that inspires new fun adventures, and all-wheel control technology which delivers a reassuring feel that elevates the driving experience”.

2017 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The design continues to develop Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield design language, and while we haven’t seen the inside yet, Mitsubishi said the dashboard would have a “horizontal” design with “silver metal frames and black/silver monotone colour scheme create a refined interior that is both dynamic and sporty. With its audio and Head-Up Display, the futuristic cockpit inspires a sense of excitement for the driver in the vehicle”. We’ll have to wait and see.

There’s no word on boot space, but the rear seats will be 60:40 split fold only and the rear seats will offer slide-and-recline adjustment. The infotainment unit offers Apple Car Play and Android Auto connectivity with a touchpad on the centre console for infotainment controls. And there’s also a head-up display.

The Eclipse Cross will offer an on-demand all-wheel drive system as well as Mitsubishi’s Super-All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) incorporating brake-activated Active Yaw Control (AYC).

There will be two engines available, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol mated to a CVT with “eight-speed Sport Mode manual override”, and a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel mated to an eight-speed automatic.

Mitsubishi is expected to release more Australia-oriented information at the Geneva Motor Show. Stay tuned.

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Isaac Bober

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