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Mitsubishi ready to shadow rivals with new Eclipse Cross


After numerous disguised images and snapped undergoing testing, Mitsubishi has now officially pulled the wraps off its entry into the hugely popular compact crossover segment, the new Eclipse Cross.

The first model to wear the iconic Eclipse name since the Galant-based sportscar ended production six years ago, the Cross slots in between the ASX and Outlander in Mitsubishi's SUV portfolio, as well as being the first top adopt a coupe appearance reminiscent of the Toyota C-HR.

As well as incorporating the firm's Dynamic Shield front end styling and the aforementioned upwards sloping rear end, the interior boasts a new layout with a tablet-like infotainment display protruding from the dash, a centre console touchpad controller, Heads-Up Display and Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.

Hiding underneath the skin, the Cross comes fitted with a three-point strut tower brace at the front for improved rigidity, and a development of the electronic Super All-Wheel-Drive system and Active Yaw Control previously used in the legendary Lancer Evolution.

In line with previous reports, petrol power will come from a brand-new 1.5-litre turbo mated to a eight-step CVT, and a 2.2-litre DI-D turbodiesel connected to a Mitsubishi's new eight-speed automatic 'box. No further technical details were revealed.

Pricing and final spec is expected to be announced closer to the Eclipse Cross' market debut next year.

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