It is not uncommon to see top automobile companies re-launching popular but discontinued models with moderate changes and a new moniker. That is exactly Japan-based Mitsubishi motor has done with 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.The Eclipse which was a sport compact vehicle and manufactured till 2012 is going to be re-launched. The new model is called Eclipse Sport and is aimed at Nissan Qashqai.
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Sleek and Aerodynamic
There is no denying the upcoming 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a stylish SUV. The production model does not actually look very different from the concept model showcased at the Geneva Auto show 2017.The midsized SUV is coming with three trims- Eclipse 2, Eclipse 3 and top end Eclipse 4. The upcoming model will sit on105.1-inch wheelbase.As a midsized SUV, the upcoming Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a very safe vehicle. All trims get 7.0-inch touchscreen screen infotainment setup.All trims get safety features such as Lane Departure Warning, Anti-lock Braking system, Hill Start Assist, Active Stability Control and Forward Collision Mitigation. Of course, there are quite a few airbags in the cabin.The Cross 3 trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless start, parking sensors, electrically folding door mirrors. Eclipse Cross 4 trim gets leather seats, panoramic roof, premium Rockford Fosgate sound system.It also gets more advanced safety features like 360-degree parking camera, Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Warning. The infotainment system is good but it relies more on the app. The software is sleek and the included high-resolution touchscreen is easy to use.
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Engine Specs
The model 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will have under the hood a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine. The AWD comes with popular Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system.The new model arrived with standard front-wheel drive system or all four wheels optional. All-wheel-drive models will have 8.5 inches of ground clearance.
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity
The newest model with a petrol engine and front wheel drive system will offer good EPA rating of 42.8 mpg. With the all-wheel-drive system, the fuel economy is little worse with 40.4 mpg. All models can tow 2,000 pounds when properly equipped.
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Price and Release Date
The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be available for sale at the end of this year. The base trim price is approx $25,000.
Summing it up
The 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a stylish midsized SUV that will help the company consolidate its position in the segment. The newest model will compete with models Nissan Qashqai, Seat Ateca, Renault Kadjar and Toyota RAV4.