The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross debut has been scheduled for the upcoming 2017 Geneva Motor Show, but the car manufacturer decided to pull off covers a bit earlier. They released pretty much everything, so we can say already that the new compact SUV from Mitsubishi might be the biggest threat for the unbelievably popular Nissan Qashqai.
According to the automaker, the 2018 Eclipse Cross will fill the gap between the smaller Outlander Sport and the three-row Outlander. As you may notice, the new SUV sports pretty familiar front-end styling with plenty of chrome, sharp headlights, and interesting fog lamps, while the rest of the high-riding car features some unique cues. The vehicle sports plenty of dynamics, which makes it very attractive and agile. The sloped rooflines boost the overall impression, yet the rear hatch gets really interesting cues. Moreover, we are most impressed with the back of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It’s smooth and cool at the same time.
Inside, Mitsubishi’s compact crossover gets an interesting black-silver dash with a clean and simple design. There is a tablet-like infotainment display, Smartphone Link Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay support, as well as Siri that includes texting, navigation, and voice control. The seats are covered with some fine leather and feature a 60:40 split. The carmaker hasn’t released the exact measures of the interior space, but it seems that there is plenty of room for front and rear passenger, while the cargo might be cramped.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will have one gasoline and one diesel engine. An all-new 1.5-liter, direct-injected and turbocharged, four-cylinder mill comes paired to a new CVT, while the 2.2-liter diesel uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. The carmaker keeps the output figures for the official debut, yet we know that both drivetrains will use a four-wheel drive system.
Stay tuned for updates.