Designed to occupy the product space between the small ASX and medium Outlander SUVs, the Eclipse Cross, will go on sale in overseas markets from this year, before arriving in Australia early in 2018.
Mitsubishi’s first official images reveal sharp-edged styling with a fastback profile, and as expected, the latest evolution of the company’s Dynamic Shield front end styling.
Mitsubishi has also announced a new-generation turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol four cylinder engine for the Eclipse Cross, paired with a SVT automatic with eight pre-set ratios, or the option of the company's existing 2.2-litre turbo diesel with a conventional eight-speed auto.
All wheel drive, via Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) will include vehicle dynamics control for claimed sharper handling, with brake-activated Active Yaw control as part of the package.
The company also claims a stronger body and a three-point strut tower brace improves overall rigidity and ensures the Eclipse Cross has a dynamic driving character to match its angular exterior styling.
Inside the Eclipse Cross runs Mitsubishi's latest infotainment system with a tablet-like multimedia screen featuring Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring and a touch pad mounted in the centre console to control its functions. The Eclipse Cross also features a head-up display.
More details on the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week.