Description and the most important features of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022: exterior, interior, technical content
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The official show of the first version of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross took place 3 years ago. The car was produced on the basis of the old GS platform, but from the moment of release, it was positioned as a fresh and “charged” car with a presentable design and many updates.
However, during the operation of the novelty, motorists revealed many problems and shortcomings affecting the onboard equipment, driving performance, and other parameters of the car. The manufacturers took into account all the complaints and wishes of their customers, so they decided to develop an improved model – Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022.
The Eclipse was originally a front-wheel-drive sports coupe with powerful engines and outstanding design. But against the background of actively growing competition, the model lost demand from consumers and was soon forgotten for several years until 2018, when the Japanese concern presented an unusual version of the Cross. The 2022 version embodies the automaker’s best practices and has tons of high-tech upgrades.
First of all, it should be noted that the body of the model has increased by 14 cm in length. At the same time, additional space appeared in the luggage compartment. Despite the expansion of the base, the car remains smaller than the Honda CR-V, although the wheelbases are identical.
The exterior design of the novelty is dominated by the features of the corporate concept. This style remains popular to this day and is actively exploited by leading car manufacturers from around the world.
Eclipse Cross is the first crossover of the Japanese concern with a non-standard design of the bumper and body as a whole. It uses an X-shaped styling, massive side niches with integrated LED lighting, and many other interesting accents.
The front projection of the novelty has been redesigned. Now there are two groups of lights near the fine-mesh grille – the upper section consists of LED elements, and the lower one consists of fog lights.
Also, engineers changed the design of the radiator grille. This design has become smaller, but more expressive. The sporty and dynamic appearance of the car makes it recognizable against the background of competitors and the general flow of cars. At the same time, he more personifies off-road properties and not the style of an urban crossover.
The restyled model lacks the fancy light bar at the back and has a boot lid upgrade. Such measures are aimed at improving visibility in the rear-view mirrors.
At the stern, there is a bulging spoiler that draws attention to itself. It seems that there is a niche in this place to accommodate a spare wheel, but this is not the case.
The new 2022 model year will be available in the following body colors:
- red diamond;
- bronze metallic;
- white diamond;
- blue lightning;
- mercury / gray metallic;
- silver alloy/metallic;
- labrador / black pearl.
In general, the exterior of the model has become expressive and recognizable. The car is expected to attract both younger and older generations.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022 Salon
The interior of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022 also received a set of interesting updates. Now the infotainment display has moved closer to the driver and the touch controls have been replaced with physical ones. According to automotive journalists, such a transformation was made with the aim of placing comfortable cupholders in the front of the cabin.
The touchscreen has a functional touchpad and 4 physical keys on the central tunnel. In front of the driver’s eyes, there is a projection screen, on which indicators from the dashboard are duplicated.
As for the stock of free space for rear row riders, there are problems with previous versions – it is not entirely comfortable for tall passengers to be inside. There is no such discomfort in the front.
The flexible rear sofa concept allows you to quickly transform it to expand the storage space in the trunk. Thanks to this, you can take a lot of things with you on the road and enjoy an unforgettable journey over long distances. The driver has at his disposal an electrically operated panoramic sunroof, which complements the trip with pleasant emotions.
In terms of other parameters, the interior decoration of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022 demonstrates the style and spirit of the Japanese automaker. The driver has access to a stylish multifunctional steering wheel with developed “tides”, an informative dashboard, a massive dashboard with symmetrical air deflectors, as well as a platform for controlling the settings of the climate complex.
The car is offered in a 5-seater body layout. The front row of seats is characterized by a clever profile, reinforced lateral support, and a wide range of adjustments. For passengers in the second row, a sofa is provided with the ability to adjust the backrest angle and length.
In the standard configuration, the boot volume is 331 liters. If the rear row of seats is folded in a ratio of 60:40, the roominess will be increased to 1049-1172 (the exact figure depends on the availability of a panoramic roof, which is offered as an option at an additional cost).
In the underground space, you can find a full-size spare wheel on a steel rim and a set of tools for servicing the car on the road.
The main power unit is still a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder “aspirated” with a turbocharged supercharger and 152 hp. (for the Russian market and 163 hp for the European) with a thrust of 250 Nm of torque. This engine has adjustable valve timing, direct fuel delivery, and a 16-valve DOHC timing belt.
The next engine has a 2-liter volume, multi-point fuel injection, a 16-valve timing chain with a chain drive, and a variable valve timing system. The power declared in the official specifications is 150 hp. with a torque of 198 Nm.
Two power plants are equipped only with V-belt variable transmission JATCO CVT8 with 8 fixed gears and a “sports” superstructure. At the same time, the “younger” version has only a front-wheel-drive platform, and the “heated” one has an all-wheel drive.
The use of a compact turbocharger has a positive effect on the economy of the car, allowing you to reduce fuel consumption by 100 kilometers. This technology also minimizes turbo lag, enhancing agility due to direct fuel injection and turbocharging. In sport mode, the crossover becomes quite playful and aggressive. It instantly responds to pressing the accelerator pedal and quickly picks up speed.
The car uses a four-wheel drive with Super All-Wheel Control technology, which provides for a multi-plate clutch. It is designed to instantly transfer up to 50% of the power to the rear wheels using a front differential with electronically-controlled locking and torque control technology.
In the combined cycle, the fuel consumption of the five-door varies from 6.9 to 7.7 liters / 100 km.
The Eclipse Cross 2022 is based on the Mitsubishi GF Platform, which is also used in the 3rd generation Outlander. This design is made up of many high-strength steel grades. The front suspension is equipped with independent classic MacPherson struts, and the rear – a multi-link system (on two axles) with lateral anti-roll bars and classic springs.
The car has a “short” steering rack with an electric power amplifier. This technology has been refined by leading Japanese engineers, making it even better and more efficient to operate. The crossover also has ventilated brake discs in the front and conventional mechanisms on the rear wheels. The braking system is connected to ABS, EBD, and other high-tech comfort and safety features.
Equipment Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022 uses the most advanced active and passive safety features. Among them:
- Frontal Collision Reduction System. This complex analyzes the traffic situation in real-time, determining the presence of cars or people in the path of the vehicle. In the event of a collision threat, the driver is notified accordingly. If the car is not moving quickly, and the motorist does not react in any way to the recommendations of the system, it will automatically apply the brakes to slow down or bring the vehicle to a complete stop.
- Monitoring “dead zones”. An extremely useful feature that monitors movement on both sides of the machine. If another vehicle is in one of the “blind spots”, the owner of Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022 receives a distinctive sound signal and light warning;
- Rear Cross-Traffic Warning. The complex uses radar to assess cross-traffic in the rear of the car. This function is most useful when leaving a parking space.
An 8-inch Multimedia Center Display with Smartphone Control (SDA) is standard.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2022 is a luxury compact crossover segment, which has every chance of becoming a bestseller in its class. The novelty embodies the best achievements in the automotive industry and the demands of the modern market. It can easily compete with Mistubishi AXS, Toyota C-HR, Volkswagen Tiguan, Nissan X-Trail, Kia Sorento, and other SUVs.
Among the main advantages of the model are:
- redesigned and improved stern design;
- improved body design and rich interior design;
- the extended list of functions in the onboard equipment;
- competitive cost;
- plenty of legroom for passengers.
At the same time, there are no expensive finishing materials in the car, and fuel consumption is above average.