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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross MY20 introduces LS AWD

Mitsubishi has announced a new variant and tweaks to the Eclipse Cross lineup for 2020.

The big news is that all-wheel drive has been introduced on the mid-spec LS, bringing an affordable ($34,490) alternative to the Exceed ($39,190) AWD, previously the only model available with all-wheel drive.

Continuing to start at $29,990 plus on-road costs, the entry-model Eclipse Cross ES comes with a 1.5-litre turbo making 110kW and 250Nm through a CVT automatic. Standard inclusions are 18-inch alloys, fabric trim seats, 7.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a reversing camera.

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New for 2020 is the Eclipse Cross Black Edition, priced at $31,690 and adorned with black trim elements, including a black bumper, grille, interior trims, and black spoiler.

LS models start at $31,990 with front-wheel drive and $34,490 with all-wheel drive. The latter uses Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system with selectable terrain modes, which the Japanese brand says adds a layer of safety to driving.

At the top of the lineup is the Exceed, priced at $36,690 (FWD) and $39,190 (AWD). Exceed is kitted with nicer appointments such as leather seats, climate control, and automatic wipers and lights. Revisions to MY20 Exceed variants also bring a new black headlining and different front door trims.

The MY20 Eclipse Cross goes on sale today, September 30.

Alex Rae

Alex Rae

Alex Rae grew up among some of the great stages of Targa Tasmania, an event that sparked his passion for all things mechanical. Currently living across Bass Strait in Melbourne, Alex has worked for the last decade in the automotive world as both a photographer and journalist, and is now a freelancer for various publications. When not driving for work Alex can be found tinkering in the shed on of one his project Zeds or planning his next gravel rally car.