Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021, now with a plug-in hybrid version

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021, now with a plug-in hybrid version


Last september, Mitsubishi released a teaser showing some of the changes the Eclipse Cross would receive in its mid-life update. And now, three years after its worldwide launch, diamonds signature free restyling that reaches the exterior, interior, equipment and mechanical design.


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021, now with a plug-in hybrid version


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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021, now with a plug-in hybrid version


Although dimensions are not given, those that debuted in 2017 do not seem to have changed: 4.40 meters long, 1.80 meters wide, 1.68 meters high and 2.67 meters between the axles, with 485 liters of volume in the trunk.

The design is clearly sportier thanks to a slightly more wedged silhouette such as a rounded nose, greater emphasis on the side ribs and fenders. There will be new wheel designs, black roof option and chrome finishes on the edge of the windows.






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The front is new, with the evolved parrilla Dynamic Shield which is more aggressive, and includes a honeycomb shackle in a shiny black material. The fascias are more exaggerated like the del Xpander and with a two-tier headlight design: the lower ones with a strange double oval look, and the slimmer headlights with LED technology. In the rear a Hexagonal light signature for the taillights and new details for the bumper.

Inside, the new Eclipse Cross 2021 debuts higher quality materials in shades of black with chrome details and light gray leather seats, creating a more sophisticated look depending on the brand. Add a new infotainment system with 8 inch cantilevered screen, and as a novelty it incorporates physical buttons for use.






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New hybrid mechanics

However, the newest thing about the 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is that it will offer a PHEV or Plug-in Hybrid version, similar to that used by the Outlander PHEV, the world’s best-selling plug-in hybrid.

This system uses a 82 Hp and 101 lb-ft electric motor on the front axle and another 95 Hp and 144 lb-ft on the rear axle, powered by a large capacity transmission battery, and a gasoline engine MIVEC 2.4 liters, with 135 Hp and 156 lb-ft of torque.






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Although the brand reserved the final specifications until the release next November, the total system would have 224 Hp of power and the 13.8 kWh battery would offer about 55 kilometers of 100% electric autonomy. The entire system is managed with a planetary gearbox of one speed and allows to drive all four wheels, and also has three driving modes: EV, Series Hybrid or Parallel Hybrid.

Mitsubishi indicates that the battery can be used as a power source on walks or in an emergency via two integrated plugs. And when fully charged, it can power a home for up to 10 days through the system. Vehicle-to-Home.






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He Eclipse Cross 2021 will also be offered with the well-known MIVEC 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 165 Hp and 184 lb-ft, associated with a CVT box.

We will have to wait a few months to know in detail how the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 is configured for our country.

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