Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features redesigned looks, refreshed cabin

GHK, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi vehicles in Brunei, recently treated media representatives to be behind the wheel of the all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to get a full taste of its performance.

The SUV comes with redesigned exterior details, refreshed interiors, enhanced technology, and a few additions to the safety package.

Fresh new facelift

The most significant change in the Mitsubishi Eclipse comes on the outside as the minor exterior enhancements give the SUV a lot more character.

The Eclipse Cross has a polarising design that captivates the public with a unique and signature three-tier lighting layout that encompasses the front ‘Dynamic Shield’ design of the car.

Perhaps the most noticeable change made to the Eclipse is its front fascia.

The SUV’s front fascia echoes the Japanese automaker’s Dynamic Shield design philosophy with its signature geometric design, which portrays the balance between dynamism and power.

The sleek silhouette continues to the rear with a redesigned hatch and rear window, giving a more sophisticated SUV styling and resulting in improved rear visibility as well as distinctive and contemporary styling.

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Moreover, Its profile further reveals to have a futuristic and sleek look with its integrated spoiler and swept-back daytime running lights for a more streamlined and pronounced look.

Moreover, the Eclipse Cross is slightly bigger and wider than its predecessor with an overall length of 4,545mm, a width of 1,805mm, and a height of 1,6850mm.

In addition to that, the new facelift can make U-turns to a minimum of 5.3 metres for easy handling on tight turning.

Not only that, but the Eclipse Cross is also available in eight colour options; Red Diamond, White Diamond, Bronze Metallic, Sterling Silver Metallic, Lightning Blue Mica, Black Mica, Titanium Grey Mica and White Solid.

Versatile and comfortable Inside

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On the inside, the SUV has supportive five seats that boast quality and refined material that offers support and a wide range of adjustability and flexibility – all contributing to comfortable driving pleasure.

Moreover, comfort and spaciousness have always been first and foremost on the minds of the Japanese automaker when it comes to cabin design ensuring a smooth journey.

The Eclipse Cross seats just up to five people comfortably. Also providing both the driver and passenger ample space for headroom and legroom.

From the driver’s seat, the seat strikes a good balance between comfort and support with decent adjustment ranges during the entire duration of our time behind the wheel.

Not only that, the cockpit wraps around the driver, putting all controls and dials within easy reach.

Performance and Safety

Under the hood, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross comes with a 2.0-litre MIVEC engine that delivers a peak torque of 198Nm at 4200 rpm and 110kW of power at 6000 rpm.

Furthermore, the SUV operates with INVECS-III CVT Automatic transmission with 6-steps sport mode/

In terms of safety, the Eclipse Cross impresses with its intelligent safety features.

The car is equipped with a 7 SRS airbags, Reverse Camera, an immobilizer system to enhance car safety from theft, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and many more.

Driving the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

The Bruneian team recently tested out the Eclipse Cross for its full potential and prowess starting from Mulia Hotel to hilly areas of Kg Subok.

Driving on a range of roads from highways to challenging roads of Subok, the Eclipse Cross feels smooth and serene when cruising.

The 5-seater boasts optimal road performance and road-holding capabilities throughout the drive. It was perfectly stable and planted to the ground which inspired confidence from behind the wheel.

Another highlight was how the good steering felt during the corners and tight bends around Subok. Its light steering and good feedback were easy to maneuver.

It was at the long winding road of the Mentiri highway where we got to test out the true prowess of the 2.0-litre MIVEC engine.

Through this, The Eclipse Cross features a wide range of advanced technologies and safety features for a safer and more confident drive.

Overall, the all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the perfect blend of family practicality, comfort and innovation all wrapped in one sporty package.

For more information, visit the GHK showroom in Beribi to book a test drive with the latest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or follow them on Instagram @mitsubishimotors_brunei.

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This article was first published on 01 January 2022 in our Weekly E-Paper issue 174 |  More stories here


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