Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV

The All-New Mitsubishi - ECLIPSE CROSS

 

 

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced it has chosen the name Eclipse Cross for its new compact SUV model to be debuted at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. Eclipse derives its name from the MMC's popular speciality coupe model sold in the U.S. from 1989, while Cross is short for crossover.

Eclipse is a word used to describe an astronomical event. Marrying stylish coupe lines with the freedom of movement the SUV genre gives, the Eclipse Cross's beautiful, dynamic form serves to bring about the same sense of excitement and inspiration as the diamond ring seen immediately before and after a total solar eclipse does.

The high-saturation red body color newly developed for the model is also reflected in the name to evoke the brilliance of the prominence seen during the total solar eclipse. Eclipse Cross is a globally strategic model that will be shipped first to Europe in the fall this year, and then rolled out in Japan, North America, Australia and other regions.

 

 

Eclipse Cross Product Overview

Characteristic Dynamic Design

  • The distinctly sharp and dynamic Mitsubishi SUV coupe form is distinguished by its wedge profile with distinctive beltline and strong character line; a forward raked rear window; the sharply cut off rear gate and short overhang; and beefy fenders projecting the image of a powerful athlete.
  • MMC’s DYNAMIC SHIELD front design concept refers to the protective shield shape visually formed by the black central area represented by a black radiator grille that symbolizes the performance of the car. The black area is embraced from three directions – from the left, right, and bottom. DYNAMIC SHIELD emphasizes the front end’s functionalities aimed at protecting both people and the car itself.
  • The “Dynamic and Characteristic” rear design is distinguished by the almost cubist styling created around the high-mounted, stretched rear lamps and by how it horizontally divides the forward-rake rear window into two. When illuminated, the tubular LED brake lights and the central LED hi-mount stop light from a single bar of light running across the tail, giving Eclipse Cross a broad and stable appearance from the rear.

  • A new red body color joins the palette. The standard coating is layered with semi-transparent red and clear coating, and this creates a high color saturation and intensity that produces a highly refined finish.
  • The horizontal dashboard, silver metal frames and black/silver monotone color scheme create a refined interior that is both dynamic and sporty. With its thin display audio and the Head-Up Display, the futuristic cockpit inspires a sense of excitement for the driver in the vehicle.
  • "Maximising luggage space utility without spoiling its stylish coupe-SUV shape, the rear seat uses a 60:40 split with long slide-and-recline adjustment. In addition to providing rear occupants with plenty of legroom, this also allows them to settle on their favourite seating posture and enjoy long trips with ample headroom despite a roof that slopes down toward the rear.

 

 

Connectivity inspires new fun adventures

  • The Eclipse Cross is fitted with the Smartphone Link Display Audio system, a Touchpad Controller and Head-Up Display which allows the driver to handle and interpret different types of information more easily and safely.
  • Smartphone Link Display Audio supports Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. The driver can use Siri or the Smartphone Link Display Audio’s touch screen to get directions optimized for traffic conditions, make and receive calls, access text messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Smartphone Link Display Audio also supports the Android Auto which provides voice controlled operation of Google Maps, Google Play music and other apps. The Touchpad Controller can operate audio functions like radio, as well as Apple CarPlay. 

  • Placing the Touchpad Controller in the center console allows the driver to operate the Smartphone Link Display Audio easily and without having to change position.
  • The Head-Up Display unit makes driving safer by presenting vehicle speed, data from the active safety systems and other necessary information that minimizes eye movement and provides instant readability.

 

Eclipse Cross specifications:

  • L × W × H (mm) - 4,405 × 1,805 × 1,685
  • Wheelbase (mm) - 2,670
  • Track F/R (mm) - 1,545 / 1,545
  • Engine & Transmision - 1.5L direct-injection turbo gasoline / CVT and 2.2L diesel turbo / 8-speed AT
  • Drive mode - Electrically-controlled 4WD

 

Enjoyable and stable driving with all-wheel control technology

  • Eclipse Cross uses an electronically-controlled 4WD system that feeds the optimum amount of torque to the rear wheels as required by the driving situation and surface conditions. MMC’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system incorporates brake-activated AYC.
  • The addition of a 3-point strut tower brace at the front and the strategic use of structural bonding at the rear, in particular have increased body rigidity. The tougher body and detail optimization of the suspension offer precise handling and superior vehicle stability. 

 

 

  • Eclipse Cross offers two powertrains that do full justice to a stylish SUV coupe in delivering the right balance of power and environmental performance. The new 1.5L direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine is mated to a new CVT with 8-speed Sport Mode manual override. The 2.2L common rail direct-injection turbocharged diesel engine modified specifically for Eclipse Cross is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Both powertrain combinations offer the driver brisk driving experience.

Source: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/en/events/motorshow/2017/gms2017/eclipse_cross/

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