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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross testing in Australia

The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will go on-sale here later this year with bespoke ride and handling work performed in Australia.

THE MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS has already been revealed in full and, indeed Practical Motoring has already driven the Japanese car maker’s new compact SUV.

Read our Paul Horrell’s review of the Eclipse Cross HERE. Paul said: “based on our initial drive of European-spec cars we can say that it [Eclipse Cross] should find plenty of willing buyers as long as they’re not looking for a dynamic drive. The cabin offers plenty of room and it doesn’t look too bad, and while we haven’t had a chance to drive it on rough roads yet, Mitsubishi claims it’ll be at the front of the pack when it comes to rough road ability”.

But, in a statement, Mitsubishi Australia revealed it had conducted ride and handling tests, NVH and steering tuning to ensure the vehicle “performs on Australia’s unique roads and tracks”.

The new Eclipse Cross will go on-sale late this year, Australian specifications and pricing will be released closer to launch. It seems strange that the Eclipse Cross has been shown in camouflage trim when it’s already been revealed in full.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.