Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is an affordable, well-equipped crossover
Leon Motors, the authorized distributor of Mistubishi vehicles has launched Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in Nepali market.
Nissan after purchasing a majority of stake in Mitsubishi began to breathe new life into the brand, with the promise of some exciting new products. Hence, the Eclipse Cross was born to keep up with bigger car companies and to revive Mitsubishi’s grip in the automotive market.
The Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover that aims to bring high-class looks to a mass-market buyer. The Eclipse Cross is based in part on the Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers, but with styling wholly of its own. It sports a sloped rear roofline , and a rising window line that trades vision for style.
The Eclipse Cross builds on the looks of the recent Pajero Sport but brings a distinctive wedge-like profile and a tapered rear end similar to that of a coupe.
This rear end also features a back window split by a rear spoiler that integrates full-width lighting, in a similar approach to the original Honda CR-X, and more recently, the Toyota Prius.
The Eclipse Cross is available in ES, LE, SE, and SEL trims. The base ES comes standard with fog lights, LED taillights, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, and a multi-function steering wheel. It also has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a USB port, which is prominently placed in the middle of the console for easier access.
Another element that probably propels the Eclipse Cross to the top of the small mid-size SUV class is its new engine and transmission.
The company is offering two engine options with the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The 1.5 L turbocharged petrol engine produces 163 PS of power at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,800 rpm – 4,500 rpm. The 2.2 L turbocharged diesel engine puts out 150 PS at 3,750 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 2,000 – 2,250 rpm. These engines are mated to 6-speed manual gearbox and CVT transmission. In some markets, the company also offers 1.5 L turbocharged petrol engine also. Mitsubishi is offering both front wheel drive and four-wheel drive system with Eclipse Cross.
The SUV gets an automatic transmission with S-AWC (Super All-Wheel Control) system, and three driving modes – Auto, Snow, and Gravel.
With a futuristic styling and compact proportions, the Eclipse Cross will be a Jeep Compass rival and will come with a host of features including a panoramic sunroof, 7-inch display with smartphone connectivity with touchpad controller, Head-Up Display (HUD), Mitsubishi Connect and a lot more. Internationally, the Eclipse is also equipped with heated rear seats.
The front get H shaped grille along with new sharp looking LED headlamps, which extend towards grille. The fog lamps are placed vertically and the company has given skid plates at front and rear. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gets black plastic cladding across the body for SUV look. In its side profile, the crossover looks really good as the coupe roofline makes Eclipse Cross stand out from other crossover models. The rear design is unique as the company has given vertically placed tail lamps and bumper gets dual tone finish.
Mitsubishi has also given an integrated spoiler at rear for a sporty look. Overall, the exterior design makes Eclipse Cross unique. The interior doesn’t carry forward the sporty exterior design theme, but the Japanese manufacturer has given lots of features like Smartphone Link Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, touchpad in the centre console, head-up display and more.
The company has given lots of advanced safety features like Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and more.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross measures 4,405 mm in length, 1,805 mm in width and 1,685 mm in height.
The price of Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is set at NRs.10,250,000 for the base variant upto Rs 10,950,000 for the top spec variant in Nepali market.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Specifications
- Engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four
- Displacement: 1499cc
- Mileage: 26kmpl
- Transmission: 8-speed CVT with Sport Mode
- Max Power: 152hp
- Max Torque: 184 lb-ft
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 60L
- Ground Clearance: 175mm
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Kerb Weight: 1555kg
- Brakes: Ventilated Disc(Front), Disc(Rear), ABS