Mitsubishi has revealed details of its sportiest SUV, the Eclipse Cross, ahead of its official debut at next week’s Geneva motor show. The Japanese brand is set to fill a gap in its soft-roader portfolio between the baby ASX and mid-sized Outlander with the Eclipse Cross.
It has released a host of official images showcasing the car’s sharp-edged styling and swoopy-roofed profile, as well as limited technical information that confirms it will be offered with a new-generation 1.5-litre petrol four-cylinder engine or the company’s existing 2.2-litre turbo diesel. The petrol engine will be hooked-up to a new continuously variable transmission with eight pre-set gear ratios while the turbo diesel will have a conventional torque-converter automatic with eight gears.
Aesthetically, the Eclipse Cross gets the same Dynamic Shield front-end design as the ASX and the Outlander, plus a new red exterior paint. Inside, the Eclipse Cross gets a tablet-like infotainment system with a Smartphone Link Display Audio system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring apps. It also gets a touchpad controller and head-up display.