Mitsubishi has revealed its updated Eclipse Cross. Here's what's changed for the 2022 model year.
After a quick teaser, Mitsubishi has taken the covers off of its Eclipse Cross. As you can see in the photos, the newer model has gained a few design updates. We get why the design has been altered - it was deemed a bit too polarising by many and this latest iteration has toned down some of the flamboyancy.
Most importantly, the updated Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has gained the brand's Dynamic Shield design on the front, while the rear has been enhanced substantially. It's not just about design either as the new-look rear gains improved rearward visibility. There are new headlights and taillights too. Inside, there are new black and silver trim, as well as a tweak to the cabin layout with the 8-inch screen sitting closer to the driver and passenger. The touchpad controls have been replaced by physical volume and tuning knobs.
In terms of engines, the 1.5-litre turbocharged motor with 110 kW and 250 Nm has been carried over. Mitsubishi has said it will be introducing a plug-in version, but very little info is available on this powertrain.
While the 1.5-liter MIVEC direct-injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine gets carried over in the facelifted Eclipse Cross, Mitsubishi said that it will be introducing a plug-in hybrid variant in select markets. Details of the electrified model are scarce at the moment. "From the day we started to rethink the new Eclipse Cross, we wanted to address an attitude of boosted road performance and eco-friendliness, all with a stand-out style that will take this SUV to the next level," said Minoru Uehara, chief product specialist of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.