The unparalleled perfection in details, the striking lines, modern and robust and the look that goes back to the most modern. So it’s Eclipse Cross, the new Mitsubishi Motors SUV that comes to integrate a select family with ASX and Outlander, vehicles that carry Mitsubishi’s 4×4 DNA with more than 100 years of daring and pioneering.
Everything in him impresses: inside and out. The new turbocharged engine is not only power but cutting-edge technology. With each touch on the steering wheel, a unique sensation of discoveries, which are revealed every moment in an odd way, surrounded by comfort and unique feeling when driving.
“The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes to reinforce our line of SUVs, positioning itself between ASX and Outlander. It is a car that has come to add, bringing new and modern technologies, much comfort, practicality, connectivity and the debut of the turbo 1.5 Turbo engine, “says Reinaldo Muratori, planning director of Mitsubishi Motors.
The new Dynamic Coupe concept shapes the body lines and brings an exciting and modern style, combined with the innovative design of the Advanced Shield front, with black central area and chrome details that brings sportiness, elegance and dynamism. The curved line of the ceiling is in perfect harmony with the design that protrudes from the sides to the rear, finding the rear window tilted.
The rear design is distinguished by the style created around the high and perpendicular lights to the ground, as well as a horizontal split rear window that is not only aesthetic, but functional as it allows an even greater view from inside the vehicle .
The new MIVEC Turbo 1.5 twin-injection engine has 165 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. The new technology generates robust torque at a low engine speed range, providing greater efficiency and even smoother running.
Combined with the engine, the new eight-speed CVT transmission with INVECS III system, which adapts to each driver’s driving style, and Sport Mode with Paddle Shifts, with faster responses, greater torque efficiency and better acceleration.
Eclipse Cross features the exclusive Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), a dynamic control system integrated into the 4WD, which ensures even safer running on any type of floor. With an electromagnetic coupling, the system automatically controls the torque distribution between the front and rear axles. And the AYC (Active Yaw Control), another exclusivity of Mitsubishi Motors, optimizes the torque between the four wheels. The driver can choose three types of driving: AUTO, SNOW or GRAVEL, depending on the conditions of each type of terrain, aiming to improve driving precision, stability and maneuverability on slippery roads.
The model will be offered in two versions and the consumer can choose between 4×2 or 4×4 traction options.
“This 4×4 DNA is standard on all Mitsubishi vehicles, which carry much more than strength and endurance, carry with them the daring and freedom of those who want to go further, reach the unattainable, overcome all barriers,” he says. Fernando Julianelli, marketing director of Mitsubishi Motors.
Details that are on all sides
More than beauty, the Eclipse Cross design is functional, with everything in mind in every detail to bring comfort and a unique feeling when driving. Thanks to the large glazed area, coupled with the perfect position of the seats, the driver has excellent visibility and much more internal space. The two rear windows expand and enhance visibility, as well as the functional design that provides more space for luggage.
The sophisticated interior features Silver Metallic trim and panels in Soft Touch and Black Piano that make the whole environment even more harmonious. All this is carefully integrated into a dynamic and ergonomic cockpit, which results in ease and convenience to drive.
The external look adds modern Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and Auto High and Low LED lights with Auto High Beam which, in addition to incorporating the look, are modern and technological, automatically interleaving between high and low beacons in dimly lit locations, dazzling of those who come in the opposite direction.
LED taillights ensure good brightness and generate even more safety. The look is completed with double panoramic sunroof, which allows even more light and well being inside the vehicle.
Comfort with technology
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross brings all day-to-day amenities such as the Keyless Entry Door System with just a touch of the button, rain sensor and headlights, automatic folding rear-view mirrors, direction indicator light and defroster , Start Stop (OSS) button for start, internal electrochromic rear view mirror, front and rear parking sensors and rear camera.
Practicality and technology are all around the corner of Eclipse Cross, even when it comes to observing commands and having vehicle information. Thanks to the Head-Up Display, this task has become even easier and more modern. The information is projected full color on the dashboard of the vehicle, well ahead of the driver, who does not need to take their attention from the traffic to see the speed, control the autopilot, among other functions.
The multimedia system adds all the technology present in Eclipse Cross and has a 7.0-inch capacitive screen with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, state-of-the-art streaming audio and WiFi connection, which allows access to native applications such as Waze and Spotify.
The model is equipped with Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Hold. After parking the vehicle, simply press a button to activate the brakes. Auto Hold is practical for everyday use. When activated, the car will automatically activate the parking brakes at any stop, even on slopes, making it easier and safer for day-to-day life. To unlock, just re-accelerate. The TPMS system monitors tire pressure and emits an alert on the LCD panel in case of need for calibration.
Comfort and practicality
The front seats have been developed exclusively for the model and feature sporty design, double density foam.Lateral retention and a centerline that leaves the body in a perfect position for driving without tiring in the traffic of large cities and very comfortable for the long trips. They still have heating in the front and electric adjustment for the driver.
To make them even more comfortable and practical, the rear seats are reclining and sliding, and have adjustable backrest. There are eight levels of recline backrest (16 ° to 32 °) and sliding up to 200 mm, extending the internal space and comfort of those who travel in the back seat. But the feature is also very practical and functional, since it can be used to give even more space to the trunk.
The air conditioning is digital, automatic and Dual Zone, allowing the temperature selection for each side of the vehicle. The steering wheel brings together the voice and audio commands, plus the Speed Limiter buttons and the Intelligent Autopilot. The steering has electric assistance and the steering wheel has height and depth adjustments. The Eclipse Cross dashboard has high-contrast LCD screen with on-board computer with multi-information display.
A spacious car not only inside, but also ideal for trips with the family. The trunk is versatile, spacious and has 473 liters of capacity, and can reach 1,197 liters. Thanks to the shape of the lid, the space for loading and unloading is much larger, making it easier to use in different conditions.
The wheels are 18-inch light-alloy wheels with diamond finish and 225/55 R18 tires that ensure the best grip in all situations without compromising the off-road vocation on rough terrain. The Eclipse Cross also has an excellent turning radius, with only 5.3 meters, ideal for maneuvers in garages and places with little space.
A robust, high-performance vehicle must have a braking system capable of providing stability and safety. The Eclipse Cross is equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, ventilated at the front, and a high-tech electronic management with ABS, EBD and BAS. In addition, the model has extra protection, the BOS, a system that constantly monitors the pedals. If the brake is operated together with the accelerator and sets an emergency situation, the engine revs are gradually reduced until the vehicle is fully and controlled.
To facilitate day-to-day maneuvering, the SUV is also equipped with Hill Start Assistant (HSA), a ramp start assistant that can be used both to move the vehicle forward and in reverse maneuvers.
The front suspension is independent McPherson and stabilizer bar and the rear is independent Multi-Link, with coil springs and stabilizer bar, which guarantee a much more stable and precise driving, combining an excellent compromise between comfort and performance.
Technology in the service of safety and practicality
Eclipse Cross has the most modern technologies for the well being and safety of the driver and passengers. There are many functions and features that act intelligently to provide security and convenience.
BSW (Blind Spot Warning) – Audible and light warning on rear-view mirrors indicating blind spot region.
UMS (Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System) , which reduces the chances and danger of reaching obstacles up to four meters in front of or behind the vehicle if the driver depresses the accelerator by mistake with the car stationary or up to 10 km / h.
RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert) – Rear traffic warning system, which helps prevent collisions when leaving a parking space in reverse.
Speed Limiter – Limits a speed pre-set by the driver.
ASC (Active Stability Control) – Active stability control, avoiding sliding in curves.
ATC (Active Traction Control) – Active Traction Control , acts on low adhesion floors.
ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) – Intelligent new-generation autopilot that automatically slows down and automatically adjusts the speed of the vehicle ahead.
FCM (Foward Collision Mitigation) – An autonomous braking system that helps prevent frontal collisions by identifying vehicles or pedestrians through cameras and radar.
LDW (Lane Departure Warming) – Notice of rolling range output.
Design and security
From the design of the vehicle, Mitsubishi Motors thinks of every detail to ensure comfort and safety. The vehicle was designed under the RISE concept of controlled deformation and the pedals and steering column are collapsible. The seat belts are three points for the five occupants and the front ones have pre-tensioner and force limiter.
To ensure even more safety, the Eclipse Cross is equipped with Full Airbags system, with nine airbags: front, curtain, side and knee for the driver.
Proof of all this technology is the highest five-star rating in the most renowned institutes: Euro NCAP, ANCAP and Latin NCap.
Good Designer Award
Even before the debut in Brazil, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was the winner of the Best Design award in Good Design, organized annually by the Chicago Athenaeum.
It is the oldest and most prestigious award in the Global Awards Program of Excellence in Design and Innovation in Design. Organized by the Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in Chicago, the award creates a contemporary design awareness and honors both the products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing. Good Design was founded in the 1950s by architecture and design legends Edgar Kaufmann Jr, Eero Saarinen and Charles and Ray Eames.
Versions, colors and after sales
Eclipse Cross is available from dealers across the country in two versions: Eclipse Cross HPE-S S-AWC and Eclipse Cross HPE-S. The model is available in seven colors: Metallic Bronze, Sporty Metallic Blue, Metallic Titanium Gray, Sterling Silver Metallic, Pearl White Pearl, Black Pearl Pearl, in addition to the Red Diamond Tri-coat Metallic, developed exclusively for the model.
For the tranquility of the owners, the model has a three-year unlimited mileage warranty, in addition to the Fixed-price MitRevision.