Australia’s most popular small SUV range – the Mitsubishi ASX – has been reconfigured for 2019.

For the updated model year, the ASX will be exclusively powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder MIVEC petrol engine and adopt 2WD across the range.  Mitsubishi will also refine the ASX model line-up by offering three specification levels; ES, LS and Exceed.

An optional ADAS safety pack is also available on ES and is generously equipped with Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), along with reversing sensors, dusk sensing headlamps and rain sensing wipers. Exterior features include front fog lamps and door mirrors with side turn lamps. The ASX ES optioned with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) will have a recommended retail pricing of $26,990.

Moving up the range, the LS features smart key with one-touch start, FCM and LDW along with auto high beam and privacy glass.  Exterior stying is enhanced with two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels whilst the interior boasts microsuede seats and leather-look bolsters.

ASX Exceed is fitted with BSW, LCA and RCTA in addition to key features including panoramic glass roof with LED mood lighting, leather seat facings and heated front seats.

MMAL CEO John Signoriello said ASX is the cornerstone of Mitsubishi’s SUV line-up and leads the market in its combination of stylish looks, outstanding value and compact SUV practicality. 

“ASX is a perennial favourite with SUV shoppers so we’ve taken the time to introduce meaningful improvements without altering ASX’s winning formula,” he said.

“As such, we’ve sharpened ASX’s value proposition by introducing a new entry-level ES range – complete with ADAS safety option.

“We’re confident buyers will agree the ASX range is even more attractive with Mitsubishi’s 2019 updates.”

The 2019 ASX range is available at Mitsubishi dealers with Recommended Retail Pricing starting from $23,490 for the manual ASX ES.

2019 ASX Range


Model/Trans

Engine

Trans

Drivetrain

RRP

ES

2.0-litre 4-cylinder MIVEC petrol

5MT/CVT

2WD

$23,490/$25,490

with ADAS option

     

$26,990

LS

2.0-litre 4-cylinder MIVEC petrol

CVT

2WD

$27,990

Exceed

2.0-litre 4-cylinder MIVEC petrol

CVT

2WD

$30,990

MY19 ASX Key Features:

ES:

  • 18-inch silver alloy wheels
  • Daylight Running Lamps (DRLs)
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)
  • 7-inch colour touch screen
  • Digital Audio Broadcast radio (DAB)
  • 7 airbags
  • ABS, Active Stability Control, EBD and Traction Control
  • Reverse camera
  • 2 ISOFIX child seat restraints
  • 2 USB ports
  • Rear cargo cover

Advanced Driver Assist Systems option pack:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Reversing sensors
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Electro-chromatic mirror
  • Door mirrors with indicator lamp
  • Front fog lamps

LS (ES, plus):

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Reverse sensors
  • Two-tone 18”inch alloy wheels
  • Auto high beam
  • Combined fabric and leather-look seat trim
  • Smart key with one-touch start
  • Leather-look door trim
  • Electro-chromatic mirror
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Dusk sensing headlamps

Exceed (LS, plus):

  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Lane Change Assist (LCA)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Heater front seats
  • Driver power seat
  • 6-speaker audio
  • Chrome exhaust tip

Mitsubishi Motors Australia is celebrating the arrival of the new entry-level ES variant to its stylish Eclipse Cross SUV range.

The new ES brings the Eclipse Cross line-up to four models – ES, LS, Exceed and Exceed AWD.

Launched earlier this year, the all-new Eclipse Cross is the first of a new generation of Mitsubishi SUVs and joins the brand’s current lineup: the, ASX Outlander and Outlander PHEV, Pajero Sport and Pajero.

As with the existing Eclipse Cross range, the ES is powered by a 1.5-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine developing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque matched to an advanced new CVT automatic transmission with Sport mode and manual shift paddles.

The Eclipse Cross ES also benefits from the spaciousness and versatility of a mid-size SUV with sharp exterior design, engaging driving characteristics, appealing interior, advanced technologies and safety features.

Desirable features such as Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), six-speaker Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA), LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs), reverse camera, front fog lamps and 18-inch alloy wheels are fitted as standard on Eclipse Cross ES all with a starting recommended retail price of $29,990.

MMAL CEO John Signoriello said Mitsubishi welcomed the addition of the Eclipse Cross ES, which provides another appealing choice for savvy, style-conscious buyers. 

“The Eclipse Cross ES makes a very desirable package with Mitsubishi’s eye-catching styling combined with the latest in vehicle audio and infotainment systems, sophisticated interior design and advanced safety,” he said.

“The Eclipse Cross ES is the perfect choice for discerning customers who don’t want to compromise on style or driving dynamics.”

The 2018 Eclipse Cross ES is currently available at Mitsubishi dealers.

Eclipse Cross Key Features:

ES:

  • 1.5-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine
  • CVT transmission with Sport mode, manual override and paddle shifters
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Stylish 5-seat interior
  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • 7 airbags
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Auto High Beam
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA)
  • Six speakers
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
  • Reverse camera
  • Front fog lamps
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Roof spoiler

Mitsubishi’s ground-breaking plug-in hybrid electric SUV, the Outlander PHEV, has been updated for the Australian market in line with recent changes to the Outlander range.

Mitsubishi has tweaked the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV with refreshed styling, which includes an updated Dynamic Shield grille and front bumper design along with new-style 18-inch alloy wheels and revised rear bumper.

For 2019, the freshened Outlander PHEV line-up will include the luxury Exceed variant, equipped with 360 degree Multi Around Monitor, Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), and entry-level ES with an optional Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) safety pack, replacing the Outlander PHEV LS.

The $1500 optional ADAS safety pack introduces Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

The 2019 Outlander PHEV range also gains one-touch power window operation from the driver’s door for all windows, illuminated power window switches, improved seat cushion design, soft leather-look centre console lid and rear seat air-conditioning outlets. 

A quick ratio steering configuration improves responsiveness and steering feel while larger diameter front struts and rear shock absorbers has increased ride comfort and body control.

Dynamic performance is also enhanced thanks to new structural bonding which has increased rigidity.

MMAL CEO John Signoriello said Outlander PHEV offers a smooth and efficient driving experience while enabling drivers to minimise their environmental impact.

“Outlander PHEV is a great demonstration of Mitsubishi’s plug-in hybrid capability and a fantastic EV solution for busy Australian urban lifestyles.”

“Thanks to its high-performance petrol-electric system, the Outlander PHEV delivers EV fuel economy alongside SUV practicality, providing a low-emission alternative for families and those requiring the flexibility and versatility of an SUV.”

The 2019 Outlander PHEV range is available at Mitsubishi dealers with Recommended Retail Pricing of $45,990 for the ES or $47,490 with optional ADAS safety pack and Exceed for $53,990.

2019 Outlander Range


Model

Drivetrain

Engine

Seats

RRP

ES

S-AWC AWD

Twin electric motors,
2.0-litre MIVEC petrol

5

$45,990

ADAS option

     

$1,500

Exceed

S-AWC AWD

Twin electric motors,
2.0-litre MIVEC petrol

5

$53,990

What’s New for 2019:

  • Front and rear bumper styling
  • New-look twin-blade grille
  • 18-inch alloy wheel design
  • Centre console with soft pad leather armrest
  • One-touch power window operation (driver’s door)
  • Illuminated power window switches
  • New design seats
  • Rear air-conditioning outlet
  • Speed limiter

ES:

  • Silver pinstripe detailing on dash on door trim
  • New leatherette and microsuede seat trim

Optional ADAS safety pack:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Auto High Beam (AHB)
  • Electro-chromatic mirror

Exceed:

  • High beam LED headlamp
  • LED fog lamp bezel change
  • High grade leather seat
  • Carbon fibre design and silver pinstripe dash and door trim
  • Black headliner

The popular Mitsubishi Outlander has been updated to deliver a more refined and functional vehicle with a number of specification changes across the range.

The 2019 model year Outlander is distinguished by a new-look twin-blade grille, front bumper and rear bumper design combined with a new 18-inch alloy wheel design.

On LS and Exceed models, a rear spoiler provides improved aerodynamics which in combination with the new front and rear bumper design also reduces wind noise.

Inside, the front seats have been revised to increase side support and incorporate new seat trims.
On CVT and automatic equipped models, rear seat passengers have improved ventilation with rear seat vents in the centre console plus a powered USB input.

Adjustable speed limiting with steering wheel controls, illuminated window control switches and one-touch power window operation from the driver’s door for all windows are standard across the 2019 Outlander range.

All models now adopt a quick ratio steering configuration to improve responsiveness and steering feel while larger diameter front struts and rear shock absorbers improve ride comfort and body control. To further enhance the dynamic performance new structural bonding has increased rigidity while changes to exhaust manifold catalytic converter has also reduced engine noise.

The 2019 Outlander range is now available at Mitsubishi dealers.

2019 Outlander Range Pricing


Model

Drivetrain

Engine

Seats

RRP

ES MAN

2WD

2.0-litre petrol

5

$29,290

ES CVT

2WD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$31,290

ES EDAS CVT

2WD

2.4-litre petrol

5

$32,790

ES CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$33,790

ES EDAS CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

5

$35,290

LS CVT

2WD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$33,790

LS CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$36,290

LS AT

AWD

2.2-litre diesel

7

$39,790

Exceed CVT

AWD

2.4-litre petrol

7

$42,290

Exceed AT

AWD

2.2-litre diesel

7

$45,790

New for Model Year 2019:

  • New-design 18-inch alloy wheels
  • New front bumper, fog lamp surround, grille with black mesh inserts and silver garnish
  • New rear bumper design
  • Rear seat air vents in centre console (CVT and AT models)
  • Electric park brake (CVT and AT models)
  • Adjustable speed limiter
  • One-touch power window operation on all windows from driver’s side controls
  • Illuminated power window switches
  • New seat cushion design
  • 4-way power seat adjustment (LS)
  • Leather-look seat and door trim inserts (LS)
  • Updated  trims (LS and Exceed)
  • Rear spoiler (LS, Exceed)

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MMTh), its exclusive producer and distributor in Thailand, has marked five million vehicles produced at the facility in Laem Chabang. The landmark vehicle was a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

The event was graced by Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand; His Excellency Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan; Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and BOI's Honorary Investment Advisor. Other VIP guests, business partners and employees were also in attendance.

During his address, Somkid Jatusripitak congratulated Mitsubishi Motors for the successful collaboration between the automaker and the Thai government.

He said, "Mitsubishi Motors Thailand's milestone today underlines the role of the automotive industry as one of Thailand's growth engines. The company's commitment to Thailand, and its leadership in sustainable practices is initiative that will help us achieve our national economic goals."

Also speaking at the ceremony was Osamu Masuko, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation. He expressed his gratitude for the support and cooperation from the Thai government, and explained: "We have always had the confidence in Thailand's potential for domestic market growth. Its long-term policies to grow the automotive industry also a positive sign for our business."

MMTh's facilities at Laem Chabang are the biggest outside Japan, capable of producing 424,000 vehicles a year with exports going to more than 120 countries. The output supports the company's growth in the ASEAN region as well as internationally.

Meanwhile, Morikazu Chokki, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) Co., Ltd. said during the ceremony, "We will continue to pioneer new segments and technology. We will innovate and enhance hard and soft technology into human-centric packages, and deliver versatility, driving confidence and functionality. This forms the basis of our global tagline 'Drive your Ambition' and is our commitment to our drivers."

Mitsubishi Motors started its operations in Thailand in 1961 and achieved its first million-unit production in 2003. The second million followed in 2010 and after just three years, MMTh hit the third million in 2013. As demand increased, the four-million mark was reached in 2015.

Out of the five million vehicles, 3.7 million were for export markets in more than 120 countries worldwide. In 2016, Mitsubishi Motors Thailand celebrated its third-million export vehicle.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia (MMAL) has updated its 2018 Pajero Sport with a range of improvements designed to boost its safety, functionality and overall appeal. Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) become standard features across the Pajero Sport range with the 2018 upgrades.

The 2018 Pajero Sport range will also be expanded to include a new variant – a five-seat version of the mid-spec GLS.  Currently, the entry-level GLX is the only model available with five seats. Cosmetic changes include new 18-inch alloy wheels on GLX, while the range-topping Exceed gains a tailgate spoiler as a standard feature. All models feature a new soft trim along the console sides, adding to driver and front passenger comfort.

Other upgrades include two new USB ports for second row occupants, in addition to two existing USB outlets in the centre console bin next to a new 150W/220V three pin auxiliary outlet.  The existing 120W accessory socket has been relocated to the rear of the centre console.

The 2018 Pajero Sport range is available at Mitsubishi dealers from 4 April with Recommended Retail Pricing of $45,500 for the GLX, $48,500 for the new GLS 5-seat, $49,500 for the GLS 7-seat and $53,650 for Exceed.

MY18 Pajero Sport updates:

GLX 5-seat:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • New-design 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 150W/220V AC outlet
  • Two rear seat USB ports (power only)
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors
  • Soft-finish side console trim

GLS:

  • Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • New five-seat GLS variant
  • 150W/220V AC outlet
  • Two rear seat USB ports (power only)
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors
  • Soft-finish side console trim
  • Now available in Pitch Black Pearlescent exterior paint

Exceed:

  • Tailgate spoiler
  • 150W/220V AC outlet
  • Two rear seat USB ports (power only)
  • Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirrors
  • Soft-finish side console trim

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has announced a limited edition Triton Blackline model based on its popular 2018 GLS 4x4 Double Cab. Triton Blackline comes complete with a number of unique styling and specification enhancements to deliver a smart but tough on-and-off-roader.

In addition to the exceptional value-for-money GLS features of Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA), keyless entry and reversing camera, Triton Blackline gains enhancements including Smart Key with One Touch Start, black grille, black exterior handles, black finish 17-inch alloy wheels and black door mirrors. An exclusive Triton Blackline door decal is also fitted.

Customers can choose from three premium paint colours: Black, Starlight and Titanium. Now on sale at Mitsubishi dealers, drive away pricing is $41,990 for the Triton Blackline with manual transmission and $44,990 with automatic transmission.

Triton Blackline features:

  • Smart Key with One Touch Start
  • Black mesh grille
  • Black exterior handles
  • Black door mirrors
  • Black finish fender flares
  • Black finish side steps
  • Black finish rear step bumper
  • Black finish sports bar
  • Rear differential lock
  • Triton Blackline door decal
  • Tub liner
  • Carpet mats

Mitsubishi Motors Australia will put the all-new Eclipse Cross through its paces on the best roads in Tasmania, as part of the national media launch of its new coupe-like SUV. Now officially on sale, the all-new Eclipse Cross, the first of a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation cars, joins the brand’s current lineup of SUVs: the ASX compact SUV and the Outlander and Outlander PHEV mid-size SUVs.

Combining the spaciousness and versatility of a mid-size SUV, Eclipse Cross is capable and desirable thanks to sharp exterior design, engaging driving characteristics, appealing interior, advanced technologies and safety features.

All versions of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be powered by an all-new direct injection turbocharged petrol engine developing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque matched to an advanced new automatic transmission with Sport mode, manual override and paddle shifters. The new transmission benefits from the latest step logic technology to combine the packaging and running cost benefits of a CVT with the smoothness and responsiveness of a traditional automatic.

The Eclipse Cross will be available with two or four-wheel drive, the latter incorporating the latest generation of Mitsubishi’s Super All-wheel Control (S-AWC) system that offers a choice of three advanced drive modes – Auto, Snow and Gravel.

The cockpit-style driving environment in the Eclipse Cross reinforces its focus on driving pleasure and the spaciousness of the cabin is further enhanced by slide-and-recline adjustment for the 60:40 split rear seat on all models. To optimise loading capability, passenger comfort and to facilitate loads of various sizes and shapes, the rear seat back has eight reclining settings and the base has up to 200mm of travel.

The Eclipse Cross protects its occupants, other drivers and pedestrians with a comprehensive array of active and passive safety features and systems which have ensured the vehicle attained an official 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

“Mitsubishi has a long history in developing innovative and exciting new models and the Eclipse Cross will build on our reputation as a leader in the SUV segment,” said Mitsubishi Australia’s CEO, John Signoriello. “We are excited to be able to showcase the new Eclipse Cross in one of Australia’s most scenic landscapes as we move into a strong 2018 with our expanded SUV range.”

Exterior

Styling of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which was inspired by and evolved from the Mitsubishi XR PHEV II Concept car, incorporates its dynamic contours and wedge-shaped beltline, resulting in a dynamic SUV coupé-like shape with a tapered roofline, short overhangs and muscular front and rear fenders. The deeply sculptured upper and lower side character lines are also carried over from the XR PHEV II Concept.

Mitsubishi’s brand identity is strong due to the latest iteration of the company’s Dynamic Shield exterior design theme. The fog lamps and indicators are set lower within striking bumper recesses, while the LED headlights and daytime running lights are located in the main headlamp assembly. The detailing, such as the bar and mesh upper grille, subtly contributes to the sporty visual character of the car.

The rear end is distinguished by its double rear screens divided by high-mounted LED brake lights. The roof lip spoiler and ‘venturi’ style lower bumper profile communicates the dynamic and characteristic rear design elements.

In addition to its more stylish design, the Eclipse Cross also represents a significant enhancement of the perceived quality of Mitsubishi Motors products, with materials, textures, colours and trim more consistent with the concept of fine Japanese craftsmanship and arranged such that they contrast and complement each other perfectly.

Interior

The Eclipse Cross features a new dashboard architecture that uses a horizontal axis design. The logical layout also works to visually widen the interior, while the tall centre console helps create a cockpit-like environment to further enhance the dynamic driving experience.

Mitsubishi’s new SUV is finished with high-quality trims to create a stylish and crafted feel throughout the cabin. Carbon and piano black accents are used for the instrument panel, steering wheel, centre console and door panels, while high finish silver trim frames the lower dash, centre console, front door armrests and air vents. Mitsubishi’s latest model also benefits from all-new front seats featuring body-hugging side bolsters, optimised foam density and thicker cushioning.

Within its compact dimensions (2,670 mm wheelbase, 1,805 mm overall width and overall length of 4,405 mm), the Eclipse Cross offers an airy and spacious interior. Luggage space is optimised with a 60:40 split rear seat, with slide-and-recline adjustments, which provides rear occupants with plenty of legroom (200 mm sliding range) while also allowing occupants to adopt their favourite seatback position (16-32° via eight reclining steps).

Adding to the overall roominess, the clever twin bubble roof design ensures plenty of headroom, a benefit which isn’t compromised if the car is equipped with the panoramic glass roof. Other features that aid practicality and comfort are wide opening rear doors (75°), multiple storage areas including a large double-compartment glovebox, centre console with sunglass tray, underfloor cargo box and new ‘Sync’ function for the air conditioning to synchronise the left and right temperature.

Audio

Mitsubishi’s Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) enables compatible smartphone connectivity through Android Auto and Apple Car Play systems. Users can connect to selected apps, including navigation, stored on their smartphone through the system’s 7-inch colour touch screen or via voice control. The system also allows users to make calls or send SMS messages hands free. SDA is a standard feature on all Eclipse Cross models.

The SDA system is combined with a new Touchpad Controller, which allows for a more intuitive operation of the infotainment system. Placing the Touchpad Controller in the centre console allows the driver to operate the SDA system easily and without having to shift seating position. (Note: The Touchpad Controller is not compatible with Android Auto)

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) is standard on all variants of Eclipse Cross, along with traditional AM/FM tuner.

Model Range

Three variants will be offered in LS and Exceed specification levels.

Eclipse Cross will be competitively priced from $30,500 recommended retail for the LS 2WD model - very well equipped with direct injection turbocharged engine, 8-speed CVT automatic transmission, 18” alloy wheels, Smart key, 7” SDA, 7 airbags, FCM, AHB, LDW, ASTC, HSA.

The high specification Exceed adds dual-zone air-conditioning, leather interior, power and heated front seats, LED headlamps with auto levelling, double panoramic sunroof, HUD, BSW, RCTA, MAM, UMS. 2WD Exceed is priced at $36,000 recommended retail. At $38,500 Mitsubishi’s flagship Eclipse Cross AWD Exceed comes standard with the same luxury appointments and comprehensive safety package as featured on the 2WD Exceed with the addition of Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control S-AWC four-wheel drive system.

Safety

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features comprehensive passive safety architecture based on Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) impact safety body and seven SRS airbag arrangement. This includes airbags fitted in the front driver and passenger, side, curtain and driver’s knee positions.

Pedestrian protection measures have been developed through energy absorbing structures under the bonnet panel, cowl top, front bumper bar and headlamps.

Eclipse Cross has a range of advanced active safety technologies which are fitted as standard across the range. By utilising multiple sensors to monitor the perimeter of the vehicle, Eclipse Cross can predict situations that may lead to an accident by assisting the driver in collision avoidance.

As a result, the all-new Eclipse Cross has been awarded an ANCAP five-star safety rating.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has awarded the all-new Eclipse Cross SUV Coupe the highest 5-star safety rating. The ANCAP revealed that the Eclipse Cross achieved a 97 per cent rating for Adult Occupant Protection and an 80 per cent Pedestrian Protection rating.

The new SUV Coupe’s ‘Forward Collision Mitigation’ system performed well, with collisions avoided or mitigated in all test scenarios and at all test speeds. Overall, the Eclipse Cross scored maximum points in many of the tests performed, helping the vehicle to secure the highest safety rating possible.

This 5-star ANCAP safety rating will apply to all variants of the Eclipse Cross SUV. MMC began shipment of the new Eclipse Cross compact SUV to Australia already with sales will commencing this month.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has announced its all-new Eclipse Cross SUV Coupe will go on sale from December 22nd.

The all-new Eclipse Cross, the first of a new generation of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation cars will join the brands current lineup of SUVs: the ASX compact SUV and the Outlander and Outlander PHEV mid-size SUVs. Combining the spaciousness and versatility of a mid-size SUV, Eclipse Cross is capable and desirable thanks to sharp exterior design, engaging driving characteristics, appealing interior, advanced technologies and safety features.

All versions of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be powered by an all-new direct injection turbocharged petrol engine developing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque matched to an advanced new automatic transmission with Sport mode, manual override and paddle shifters. The new transmission benefits from the latest step logic technology to combine the packaging and running cost benefits of a CVT with the smoothness and responsiveness of a traditional automatic.

The Eclipse Cross will be available with two or four-wheel drive, the latter incorporating the latest generation of Mitsubishi’s Super All-wheel Control (S-AWC) system that offers a choice of three advanced drive modes – Auto, Snow and Gravel.

The cockpit-style driving environment in the Eclipse Cross reinforces its focus on driving pleasure and the spaciousness of the cabin is further enhanced by slide-and-recline adjustment for the 60:40 split rear seat on all models. To optimise loading capability, passenger comfort and to facilitate loads of various sizes and shapes, the rear seat back has eight different recline settings and the base has up to 200mm of travel.

The Eclipse Cross protects its occupants, other drivers and pedestrians with a comprehensive array of active and passive safety features and systems which have ensured the vehicle attained a 5 star safety rating in Euro NCAP testing.

“Mitsubishi has a long history in developing innovative and exciting new models and the Eclipse Cross will build on our reputation as a leader in the SUV segment,” said Mitsubishi Australia’s CEO, John Signoriello. “We are excited to be able to announce the details of the forthcoming Eclipse Cross and we are looking forward to a strong 2018, as our expanded SUV range hits the road.”

Exterior

Styling of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which was inspired by and evolved from the Mitsubishi XR PHEV II Concept car, incorporates its dynamic contours and wedge-shaped beltline, resulting in a dynamic SUV coupé-like shape with a tapered roofline, short overhangs and muscular front and rear fenders. The deeply sculptured upper and lower side character lines are also carried over from the XR PHEV II Concept.

Mitsubishi’s brand identity is strong, integrating the Dynamic Shield grille, with fog lamps and indicators set lower within striking bumper recesses, while the LED headlights and daytime running lights are located in the main headlamp assembly. The detailing, such as the mesh upper grille, subtly contributes to the sporty visual character of the car.

At the front, the Dynamic Shield visual identity sees the fog lamps and indicators set lower within striking bumper recesses, while the LED headlights and daytime running lights are located in the main headlamp assembly. The detailing, such as the mesh upper grille, subtly contributes to the sporty visual character of the car.

The rear end is distinguished by its double rear screens divided by a full width light bar, which incorporates LED brake lights. The roof lip spoiler and ‘venturi’ style lower bumper profile communicates the dynamic and characteristic rear design elements.

In addition to its more stylish design, the Eclipse Cross also represents a significant enhancement of the perceived quality of Mitsubishi Motors products, with materials, textures, colours and trim more consistent with the concept of fine Japanese craftsmanship and arranged such that they contrast and complement each other perfectly.

Interior

The Eclipse Cross features a new dashboard architecture that uses a horizontal axis design. The logical layout also works to visually widen the interior, while the tall centre console helps create a cockpit-like environment to further enhance the dynamic driving experience.

The Eclipse Cross features a new dashboard architecture that uses a horizontal axis design. The logical layout also works to visually widen the interior, while the tall centre console helps create a cockpit-like environment to further enhance the dynamic driving experience.

The Eclipse Cross is finished with high-quality trims to create a stylish and crafted feel throughout the cabin. Carbon and piano black accents are used for the instrument panel, steering wheel, centre console and door panels, while high finish silver trim frames the lower dash, centre console, front door armrests and air vents. Mitsubishi’s latest model also benefits from all-new front seats featuring body-hugging side bolsters, optimised foam density and thicker cushioning.

Within its compact dimensions (2,670 mm wheelbase, 1,805 mm overall width and overall length of 4,405 mm), the Eclipse Cross offers an airy and spacious interior. Luggage space is optimised with a 60:40 split rear seat, with slide-and-recline adjustments, which provides rear occupants with plenty of legroom (200 mm sliding range) while also allowing occupants to adopt their favourite seatback position (16-32° via eight reclining steps).

Adding to the overall roominess, the clever twin bubble roof design ensures plenty of headroom, a benefit which isn’t compromised if the car is equipped with the panoramic glass roof. Other features that aid practicality and comfort are wide opening rear doors (75°), multiple storage areas including a large double-compartment glovebox, centre console with sunglass tray, underfloor cargo box and new ‘Sync’ function for the air conditioning to synchronise the left and right temperature.

Audio

Mitsubishi’s Smartphone link Display Audio (SDA) enables compatible smartphone connectivity through Android Auto and Apple Car Play systems. Users can connect to selected apps, including navigation, stored on their smartphone through the system’s 7-inch colour touch screen or via voice control. The system also allows users to make calls or send SMS messages hands free. SDA is a standard feature on all Eclipse Cross models.

The SDA system is combined with a new Touchpad Controller, which allows for a more intuitive operation of the infotainment system. Placing the Touchpad Controller in the centre console allows the driver to operate the SDA system easily and without having to shift seating position. (Note: The Touchpad Controller is not compatible with Android Auto)

Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB+) is standard on all variants of Eclipse Cross, along with traditional AM/FM tuner.

Model Range

Three variants will be offered in LS and Exceed specification levels.

Eclipse Cross will be competitively priced from $30,500 recommended retail for the LS 2WD model - very well equipped with direct injection turbocharged engine, 8-speed CVT automatic transmission, 18” alloy wheels, Smart key, 7” SDA, 7 airbags, FCM, AHB, LDW, ASTC, HSA.

The high specification Exceed adds dual-zone air-conditioning, leather interior, power and heated front seats, LED headlamps with auto levelling, double panoramic sunroof, HUD, BSW, RCTA, AVM, UMS. 2WD Exceed is priced at $36,000 recommended retail. At $38,500 Mitsubishi’s flagship Eclipse Cross AWD Exceed comes standard with the same luxury appointments and comprehensive safety package as featured on the 2WD Exceed with the addition of Mitsubishi’s Super All Wheel Control four-wheel drive system.