2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Mitsubishi will utilize this month’s 2017 Geneva auto show to introduce the brand-new SUV which will sit between the car manufacturer’s compact Outlander Sport and mid-size Outlander.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross HD Images

It’s meant to be a sportier, more design-focused option to those other Mitsubishi SUVs. You can likewise think of it as a more budget friendly rival to the likes of the BMW X4, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Design

Mitsubishi’s XR-PHEV concept from 2013 previewed the styling. The front face is stated to represent a shield while at the rear the designers have actually installed high-mount tail-lamps. Our spy shots suggest that the production model will carefully look like the idea.

On the inside, Mitsubishi appears to have actually taken a page from Lexus’s book, with a new touchpad controller that’s nearly similar to that high-end brand name’s Remote Touch Interface, albeit without the mouselike controller. We’re not fans of that system, so we hope the Eclipse Cross can surpass its operation. A head-up display screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are offered, and the interior decoration seems definitively more modern-day than those in Mitsu’s aging present offerings.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Rear Images

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Engine

Mitsubishi hasn’t divulged power output or performance, but it is using the Eclipse Cross with an all-new 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged, four-cylinder that mates to a brand new CVT that offers eight gears of manual shifting for those who actually prefer to be in control.

Outside of this brand-new drivetrain setup, Mitsubishi will also be using its 2.2-liter, common-rail, diesel, albeit customized particularly for the Eclipse Cross. Mitsubishi didn’t go into details about how it was modified, but it does mate with a new eight-speed automated, so fuel economy should be good. At this time we have no idea if all models will get all-wheel drive, however inning accordance with Mitsubishi, it will be available with its electronically-controlled 4WD system that is naturally front biased and sends torque to the rear wheels as needed. It will be coupled with the brand’s Super All-Wheel Control system to help keep things under control should you choose to get spirited.

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Side Pictures

2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Release Date and Price

The 2018 Eclipse Cross is slated to get here in Europe this fall, with U.S. sales beginning in early 2018. Pricing has yet to be announced, however it needs to fall someplace in between the $20,690 Outlander Sport and the $24,390 Outlander.