2017 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross revealed

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.

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