2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Review; Great Specs & Price
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is already a car to remind you. It is the last Mitsubishi that was developed for the merger with Renault and Nissan and it is what Mitsubishi is concerned with the starting shot for a new, glorious period of the brand. Beautiful language, but first but even drive.
A solar eclipse may be a dark affair, always comes light after darkness. Exactly what light should bring the Eclipse Cross into the centennial existence of Mitsubishi as a car brand. The compact cross-over is additionally the first completely new Mitsubishi in a long time; A nice birthday gift for themselves, but it must be mainly a reversal for the sympathetic, modest brand. That is desperately needed because life was not easy for Mitsubishi in recent years. At the end of 2016, Mitsubishi was included in the Renault-Nissan group. The alliance will provide the brand with access to new markets and technical developments. Enough reasons to look forward confidently.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Interior
But now it is time for the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which was developed before the takeover. The car must fill the gap between the ASX and the Outlander and that is a good plan because in that hole have competitors many successful models. Mitsubishi wants to combine the ruggedness of an SUV with a dynamic coupé line. The high, flat rear window has to improve the streamline, but it also delivers a lot of space inside. In order not to forget the sight to the rear, there is an extra diamond under mounted, which cannot prevent a large horizontal beam in the way.
As far as the interior is concerned, Mitsubishi has worked the quality experience, with the emphasis on experience, because – so says the brand itself – with the build quality was nothing wrong. It just didn’t always come about that. With accents of aluminum, piano and carbon look it should be some richer eyes and for the first time, a Mitsubishi has a touchpad for the operation of the infotainment. That system is unfortunately not with built-in navigation. According to Mitsubishi, most people who are now in the pocket and that may be true, but the communication between our smartphone and an Android car took place several times during our test. Not fine, in the midst of the chaotic spire of Barcelona.
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross interior is nice and spacious, not only for-but even more in the rear. With 341 liters The trunk space is also neat; By sliding the back seat 20 cm forward, you make it 448 liters. From that back seat, the angle of the backrest can also be adjusted in two uneven parts.
Transmission; Very good CVT
The Eclipse Cross is there for the time being only with the newly developed 1.5-liter turbo with double injection (direct and indirect) that we drive today. We have the most expensive ones and who has Super All Wheel Control four-wheel drive (S-AWC) and a CVT. Such a stepless dispenser wants to climb high on the tour and give an unnatural feeling, but there is no question here. Mitsubishi has adjusted it well. Thanks to the suppleness of the engine (250 Nm over a very wide range) that high work is not necessary. For those who want a little more involvement, there is a kind of artificial eight-speed automatic programmed, which can even be controlled by flippers. The total picture is a very pleasant driveline and the base is also thick for each other, as long as you make at least motorway miles.
On winding roads with moderate asphalt, you notice that the Eclipse Cross is less sharp and sophisticated than most competitors. In particular, the damping of the rear axle is somewhat inadequate, so the back of the bumps can make a significant step aside. The S-AWC has three positions, which are distinguished by the distribution of forces between front and rear axles or, more precisely, the bandwidth in which it can vary. In the stand, Auto is that between 80/20 and 55/45 (V/a), in the gravel between 80/20 and 45/55 and in the most demanding conditions in the stand Snow lies that between 70/30 and 40/60.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Specs
Mitsubishi holds it for the time being at this 1.5 because it doesn’t want to be a skinny entry-level motor in the Eclipse Cross. Unfortunately, the Dutch tax authorities are thinking differently about this and this has the consequence that the car is not cheap. Mitsubishi Pares that with a pretty rich standard equipment. The simplest (Pure) has standard alloy 16-inch wheels, roadway aid (very sensitive), automatic air conditioning, control, Grootlichtassistent, and Botspreventie. The intense also has 18-inch rubber, separate climate control, a head-up display, parking sensors all around and upgraded upholstery. Then there is a First Edition with a 360-degree camera, Blindehoeksensoren, Ledkoplampen and chair heating. The most luxurious Eclipse Cross is called InStyle and features leather upholstery, chair heating rear, steering heater, a double sunroof, adaptive control and a premium hi-fi system.
The color gamut is unfortunately somewhat limited. Apart from the beautiful red glow that we drove, there is a bronze and there are five shades of gray. The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is at the end of the year at the dealers. In the course of next year, there will also be an improved version of the well-known 2.2-litre diesel, which grows from 360 to 400 Nm. A plug-in hybrid is off the track, but Mitsubishi hints mysteriously to another form of electrification.