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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range bolstered with new ES grade

By Tony O'Kane, 06 Sep 2018 Car News

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range bolstered with new ES grade

Mitsubishi Australia broadens the appeal of its Eclipse Cross small SUV with the arrival of a new cut-price variant

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range has officially dipped below the $30K mark thanks to the release of new entry-level ES grade, which takes up position at the bottom of the Eclipse Cross family tree and a retail price of $29,990.

However as far as price drops go, it’s a modest one. The existing Eclipse cross range only launched locally at the start of this year, and the previous base-grade Eclipse Cross LS retailed for $30,500 – just $510 more than the new ES. That said, the LS – now the mid-grade variant – moves up in price by $1490 to sit at $31,990.

Full review: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross review

The Eclipse Cross Exceed and Exceed AWD, meanwhile, retain their $36,000 and $38,500 price points.

Key standard equipment for the Eclipse Cross ES includes autonomous emergency braking, seven airbags, automatic high beam headlights, LED daytime running lamps, a reversing camera, front fog lamps, 18-inch alloys, touchscreen infotainment and six speaker audio.

As with all other Eclipse Cross models, power comes from a 1.5-litre direct injected turbo inline four-cylinder petrol engine, with drive taken to the ground via a continuously-variable automatic transmission. Fuel economy is a claimed 7.3L/100km and the ES is strictly front-wheel drive; the top-grade Exceed is the only variant to be offered with all-wheel drive as an option.

PRICING

  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES FWD - $29,990
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS FWD - $31,990
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed FWD - $36,000
  • Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD - $38,500