2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: First Major Update

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2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: First Major Update


Introduced in early 2017, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (prueba) is the third member of the SUV family of the Japanese company and, therefore, one of the main pillars of sales of Mitsubishi. Now, just under four years old, the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 It comes as the first major update to the model, introducing both exterior and interior changes, connectivity solutions and more security systems.

One of the main novelties is the announcement of a Plug-in hybrid variant of the Eclipse Cross, a version that, according to Mitsubishi, will be “available in select markets”, although the Japanese manufacturer has not gone into more details, confirming that this electrified version will not reach the US market. He Eclipse Cross PHEV It could be an interesting solution for Europe, a way to comply with the increasingly demanding anti-pollution regulations of the Old Continent.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021, the Japanese SUV is renewed



Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021


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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021


The 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross features major styling upgrades, with a result “elegant, stable, exclusive and unique.” The front adopts an evolved version of the design language Dynamic Shield from Mitsubishi, with a new front bumper protector and a renewed design of the main headlights as the main changes in this area of ​​the body.

The changes continue at the rear, with a redesigned rear window and three-dimensional lamps that extend up and in, enhancing the overall appearance. The new tailgate reveals a sculpted hexagonal design reminiscent of the spare wheel mounted on the rear of the Mitsubishi, giving that robust style that buyers of SUVs love so much.



Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021


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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021

Inside, buyers of the new Eclipse Cross 2021 they find a new black cabin with silver accents and light gray leather seats. The door trims also match the color of the seats, while the company’s engineers have opted for a infotainment system with 8-inch screen, which is now located closer to the driving position and incorporates rotary buttons. The touchpad that was used for multiple functions has also been removed, freeing up more storage space in the center console.

A legacy engine

Under the hood, the 1.5 MIVEC supercharged engine Mitsubishi carries over directly from the previous model. It is developed entirely in aluminum to keep the weight low. This propeller offers 163 hp of power and a maximum torque of 250 Nm available from as low as 2,400 rpm. It is associated with a CVT-type automatic transmission that sends power exclusively to the front axle.

At the same time, the sistema S-AWC Mitsubishi offers the driver the possibility of having greater control over the driving of the Eclipse Cross. The MacPherson front suspension and the multi-link rear suspension with larger shocks also receive changes.

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