2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross launched in Australia
KUALA LUMPUR: It's been over a month since we first saw the images of the facelifted Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. And now the SUV has been launched in the Australian market with official pricing and specifications.
2021 Eclipse Cross variants & pricing -
- Eclipse Cross ES 2WD 1.5L CVT – $30,290 (RM 91,291)
- Eclipse Cross LS 2WD 1.5L CVT – $32,590 (RM 98223)
- Eclipse Cross LS AWD 1.5L CVT – $35,090 (RM 105758)
- Eclipse Cross Aspire 2WD 1.5L CVT – $34,990 (RM 105457)
- Eclipse Cross Exceed 2WD 1.5L CVT – $38,290 (RM 115403)
- Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD 1.5L CVT – $40,790 (RM 122938)
The facelifted Mitsubishi SUV is stretched by 140 mm, however, the wheelbase remains the same at 2670 mm. Meaning the additional space offers more legroom and boot space (405-litre) than before. Further, the added length pulls the new Eclipse Cross out of the compact SUV class that it previously occupied.
On the inside, an 8.0-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes as a standard fitment. Besides, it gets an array of smart driver-assist technologies across the lineup, included in the list are - automatic high beam, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control. As the car features no major structural changes, the new medium-sized SUV retains its 5-star safety rating.
All the 2021 Eclipse Cross variants are powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine making a maximum power of 150 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The mill is coupled to a continuously variable automatic gearbox that sends power to front/all wheels depending on the trim.
The base Eclipse Cross ES 2WD offers following standard features - a rear-view camera, LED daytime running lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, four-speaker audio system, hill start assist, and Forward Collision Mitigation system.
Next in line is the Eclipse Cross LS model that adds fog lights, rear parking sensors, black leather steering, electric park brake, two extra speakers, keyless entry and push-button start, and Lane Departure Warning.
Meanwhile, the Aspire trim picks up -front parking sensors, micro-suede seat trim, heated front seat, electric driver's seat, adaptive cruise control with stop & go, 8 speaker/4 tweeter sound system, Lane Change Assist, and Blind Spot Warning.
The range-topping Exceed model includes LED headlights, double sunroof, head-up display, heated steering wheel, ultrasonic mis-acceleration, Leather seat trim, mitigation system, and in-built TomTom navigation system.
The deliveries of the car will begin in the New Zealand and Australian market starting December 1 followed by the North American and Japanese market.