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The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, a New Stylish CUV

Mitsubishi decided to use one of their well-known brand names, based on style history, technology and dynamics, the ECLIPSE returns! But this time it comes back as a modern and stylish Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV). The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features as a medium-sized CUV with a bright and trendy design.

The new eclipse cross also has its own Super All-Wheel Control system, a panoramic sunroof and a powerful direct turbine engine. Eclipse Cross provides advanced technology for a new class of consumers with very attractive starting price of $23,295 only.

Introduction

The new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a beautiful stylish CUV. It has an amazing low price, for this type of beautiful car, from 23K-30K. I had the pleasure to travel to Malibu, California to meet Mitsubishi’s top executives and drive for the first time the new Eclipse Cross through California.  One of my stops during this test drive was the Old Place Restaurant in the mountains outside of Malibu, California, known as one of Elvis Presley’s favorite’s spots to go out on the weekends.

If Elvis was alive today, I am sure that he will buy 20 of these Eclipse Cross to give to his friends on their birthdays, as he was known for giving cars as a present on his friends B-days. Even sometimes he would buy a car as a present to unknown people he will meet at a car dealer.

If you want to have a beautiful CUV, the Eclipse Cross is a great choice. Just about 2 more months and it should be available in all Mitsubishi dealers in the U.S. in 2018, It is already available in Europe, it just came out of the oven!

With a reputation for fun and modern technology, the classic Eclipse sports car was one of Mitsubishi’s most popular and iconic cars ever.  Now the Eclipse returns with driving dynamics and technology in the form of and CUV, the brand-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Even if it is considered and CUV what is supposed to be a compact SUV, it doesn’t fell so compact. The spacious interior is very comfortable and you will almost feel as driving a larger SUV, perhaps the feeling of larger space comes from the great way in how the interior space is designed and organized.

The Eclipse Cross is a fusion of sharp large coupe and the dynamic mobility of an SUV, with Mitsubishi style, technology and driving confidence. The dynamic stylish coupe lines deliver a bold sporty stance, new distinctive LED lights and rear LED lights strike brightness gives to provide a clear vision. The way to your adventures and design brings safety together with a bright, sporty style.

Every detail is designed to raise your senses. Eclipse Cross from the impressive power of the panoramic sunroof and rear heated seats, to the turbo engine with direct injection, is truly impressive.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, however when you look at the Eclipse Cross, it looks like an European SUV, not to far in beauty from the 2017 Porsche Cayenne, BMW, Audi and Mercedes Benz cars. It is really beautiful and impressive, I almost cannot believe that it is possible to buy this beautiful SUV for around $23,000 in the United States.  It feels like a $40K+ car.

If I had to give a car as a present, I will definitely choose the Eclipse Cross, because it seems like a car that everybody can enjoy, it is better than a compact car but it is not huge. It is better than a large SUV, but it is not too small, it seems like having the perfect size and features.  But I will definitely hide the the price. I don’t think that you could guess that the cars I test cost only 23K…It looks much more expensive.

Features in the new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross:

Standard with a 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo power plant that offers a compelling combination of drivability, performance and efficiency

Trendy coupe-like exterior styling in a CUV package

7.0″ Smartphone Link Thin-Display Audio (SDA) System with touchpad controller

Mitsubishi Connect provides an enriched, more personalized driving experience, only available in the Eclipse Cross

New Red Diamond exterior color

Full color Head-Up Display (HUD) provides real-time vehicle information

Equipped with Mitsubishi’s proprietary, advanced S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control) system (standard on LE, SE and SEL trims; only $600 to step up on ES 2WD)

The new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is available in 5 trims and the base model is available as a 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive:

ES 2WD

ES S-AWC

LE S-AWC

SE S-AWC

SEL S-AWC

S-AWC = Super All-Wheel Control system

2WD = 2 wheel drive.

The Eclipse Cross is well-equipped in the basic ES model, with very good standard included features like: heated side mirrors, rear spoiler, color multi-information screen, high contrast counters, Bluetooth wireless technology, steering wheel audio system and telephone management, rear view camera, cruise control, automatic climate control, electric locks and power windows, seven airbags and anti-theft alarm. I like that Mitsubishi decided to be generous on the features provided on the base model.

Exterior

The exterior of 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is made in the concept of the brand called “Dynamic Shield”. Front of the X-shaped massive grille with narrowed aggressive headlights of the head light. In the profile we see a complex bend of the sidewalls, the way down of back roof and volumetric wheel arches.

The forage of this car is introduced by the separate rear window, the exterior design includes interesting shapes of lanterns and protective pads on the bumper.

These are some of the features available in the Eclipse Cross: 

LED headlights (SEL)

Fog lights and LED running lights

LED rear combination taillights

LED high mount stop light

Color-keyed front and rear bumpers

Color-keyed outside door handles

Chrome beltline molding

Wheel arch moldings

Heated power side-view mirrors

Dual pane power panoramic sunroof (Available on SEL)

Front windshield rain sensing wipers (SE, SEL)

Rear window intermittent wiper/washer with defroster

Roof spoiler

Shark fin antenna

18-inch two-tone alloy wheels (SE, SEL)

18-inch black alloy wheels (LE)

 16-inch alloy wheels (ES)

Exterior colors include: Red Diamond, Bronze Metallic, Rally Red Metallic, Octane Blue Metallic, Mercury Gray Metallic, Alloy Silver Metallic, Diamond White Pearl and Labrador Black Metallic

Interior

The interior of the Eclipse looks beautiful and modern. The steering multifunction wheel has improved “waves” for easy handling. The instrument panel is represented by two informative and bright wells. In the center of the torpedo is a large screen of a multimedia system, which can be controlled with a touch pad or four keys located below.

Crossover can accommodate 5 people. Front seats have developed lateral support and a sufficient number of adjustments. Rear passengers will get a comfortable sofa, with the possibility of adjusting for length and angle of inclination. Everyone inside the car should be able to enjoy the new beautiful Cross.

7.0″ Smartphone Link Thin-Display Audio (SDA) System with touchpad controller with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 3-month subscription (LE, SE, SEL)

Mitsubishi Connect with Safeguard and Remote services and 24-month trial subscription (SE and SEL)

LCD color multi-information display with high-contrast meters

Rearview camera (ES,LE,SE,SEL)

Multi-View Camera System (Available on SEL)

Head-Up Display (HUD) (SEL)

S-AWC drive mode selector (4WD Models)

Automatic climate control (ES,LE)

Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control (SE,SEL)

2 12-volt accessory outlets

Eco indicator

FAST-Key passive entry system with push button start and panic feature (SE,SEL)

Front map lights, rear dome light and cargo light

6-way adjustable driver’s seat (ES, LE, SE)

8-way power adjustable driver’s seat (SEL)

Heated front seats (SE,SEL)

Heated Rear Seats (Available on SEL)

5 passenger seating

Heated steering wheel (Available on SEL)

Remote hood and fuel door release lever

Pricing: Fusion of distinctive styling and SUV function with a starting MSRP of $23,295

 

By Marco Carvajal / Photographs by Marco Carvajal, Guy Spangenberg & Mitsubishi

 

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