The new 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been revealed, and it’s bringing significant changes. It hosts a futuristic redesign and even a new PHEV system on the menu. The second-generation Eclipse Cross continuous its story as a small crossover SUV with a much bolder exterior styling. Generally, Mitsubishi will make this model more attractive, and it will make it more comfortable inside.
Basically, we won’t have to wait long to see it on the market. According to Honda, the first petrol-engined model will arrive in Australia next month, ahead of the new hybrid variant in 2021.
2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exterior
The second-generation 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the crossover SUV that will host many improvements over the previous generation. The redesign will finally separate this model from the smaller, better-selling ASX stablemate. Basically, as we can see, the new Cross model is featuring sharper, more futuristic design language than before.
A new front fascia replaced a horizontal chrome bar with a new mesh grille flanked by a pair of slick LED headlight clusters. More noticeable updates can be found on the back. The Eclipse Cross comes with a more conventional single piece of tailgate glass, top-mounted spoiler, and redesigned LED taillights that extend up to the roof. Generally, it’s a significant improvement over the first-generation Eclipse Cross.
Interior With More Premium Materials
Like the exterior, the manufacturer will also revise the interior of the 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. In the same category, Cross will try to compete with newer rivals such as the Volkswagen T-Roc and Mazda CX-30. Inside, the new Mitsubishi Cross features more upholstery and techs.
The cabin is spacious, and in two rows of seats, there is enough room for all occupants. Notably, the upcoming SUV will offer a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as standard. The most notable updates are that the previous touchpad control system is replaced with physical volume and tuning knobs.
2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Powertrain Specs
At the beginning of this blog, the new 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been fully revealed. The upcoming model looks refreshed and much better than before. Mitsubishi stated that the first facelifted Eclipse Cross variants would hit markets in November.
This model will be equipped with the 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine delivering (100kW/250Nm), which is equivalent to 135 horses. This unit will be available with a continuously variable transmission and an all-wheel-drive system.
The more important news is that the Eclipse Cross will, for the first time, introduced with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain. Mitsubishi will use a twin-motor 2.4-litre 4WD PHEV from the Outlander model from the information that we got. However, there is no yet exact information about output and mileage.
The current Outlander produces 157kW (157 horses) with the same system, and it comes with a 13.8kW battery. Moreover, thanks to this configuration, Outlander can travel on an all-electric driving range of 54km (34 miles).
Release Date and Price
The second-generation 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross looks more attractive than the first one, for sure. Honda revealed that the facelifted model that uses the petrol-engined model would arrive in Australia next month.
As for the new hybrid variant, we can expect it in the first quartal of 2021. Pricing is not yet available, but more information will be drop next month.