- Three new special edition variants available
- Prices start from $34,640
- Deliveries expected towards the end of June/beginning of July
Called the XLS (which comes as a CVT and CVT Plus) and XLS Plus, the novel SUV crossover variants will sit alongside the Eclipse’s regular model range, which includes the ES, LS, Aspire, and Exceed.
The Eclipse Cross, which is based on Mitsubishi’s GS platform, remains a strong performer in the Aussie market, accounting for a 4.7 per cent market share of the sub-$40k small SUV segment, with 585 examples sold in May 2021.
However, the Eclipse's high-riding sibling, the ASX, which also utilises Mitsubishi’s GS architecture and recently gained new special edition variants, sold more than double the amount of Eclipses last month, with 1202 units being shifted.
Pricing and model range
All three special edition variants of the Eclipse Cross are competitively priced in the model range (prices before on-road costs):
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS 2WD CVT – $34,640
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS 2WD CVT PLUS – $37,940
- 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS Plus AWD CVT – $40,440
Engines, transmission, and fuel economy
All Eclipse Cross special editions come equipped with Mitsubishi’s 4B40 turbocharged 1.5-litre in-line four-cylinder petrol engine.
Power is rated at 110kW and 250Nm, and all examples utilise a single-speed constantly variable transmission (CVT).
For the XLS variants, drive is sent exclusively to the front wheels, while the pricier XLS Plus scores all-wheel drive.
On the ADR combined cycle, the 2WD variants score a 7.3L/100km fuel economy rating, while the AWD version is slightly thirstier, using 7.7L/100km.
All examples are fitted with a 60 litre fuel tank.
Both the XLS and XLS with CVT Plus come well equipped with standard options that include:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Four-speaker sound system
- Cruise control
- Paddle shifters
- LED daytime running lights
- Keyless entry and go
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
- Automatic headlights
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Front bumper: piano-black paint with body-colour insert
- Rear bumper: body colour with gloss-black insert
- Gloss black radiator grille
- Micro-suede/synthetic leather combination seat trim
- Powered driver’s seat
- Heated front seats
- Dual zone air conditioning
- Mitsubishi power sound system with eight speakers (four tweeters)
The XLS Plus adds:
- LED headlamps
- Double sunroof
- Leather seat trim
- Powered front passenger seat
- Heated steering wheel
- Satellite navigation
- Head-up display
When the Eclipse Cross was tested by ANCAP back in 2017, it received a five-star safety rating.
All special edition Eclipse Cross variants score standard safety features such as:
- Front parking sensors
- Rear parking sensors
- Reversing camera
- Lane-departure warning
- Automatic high-beam
- Adaptive cruise control with stop function
- Autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning
Dimensions, kerb weight and towing capacity
Like the rest of the Eclipse Cross range, these new iterations are 4545mm long, 1805mm wide, 1685mm, and have a wheelbase measuring 2670mm.
The 2WD examples have a kerb weight of 1480 kilograms, while the AWD variant adds an extra 65 kilograms, weighing 1545 kilograms.
Braked towing capacity for all versions is rated at 1600 kilograms.
Warranty and servicing
These new editions of the Eclipse Cross come with a 10-year/200,000-kilometre warranty, and capped price servicing for a period of 10 years is also available to purchase.
The special edition Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross variants are on sale now at dealers across the country, with a spokesperson for Mitsubishi Australia telling WhichCar customer deliveries are expected towards the end of June/beginning of July.
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