Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross upgraded mid-life cycle version has just been launched in Japan. This SUV model has a plug-in hybrid version.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross upgraded version has just been launched in Japan. In the new life, this SUV is available in both petrol and hybrid versions. In it, the plug-in hybrid configuration – PHEV.
According to Mitsubishi, Eclipse Cross PHEV has 2 electric motors, located in 2 axles with the power of 80 hp, 137 Nm and 94 hp, 195 Nm respectively. Due to the engine on both axes, this SUV is equipped with S-AWC – Super-All Wheel Control of Mitsubishi.
Powering the two electric motors is a 13.8 kWh – 300 volt lithium-ion battery pack placed under the car floor. In addition, the car also has a 2.4-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder petrol engine that produces 126 horsepower and 199 Nm of torque. However, this petrol engine does not provide power directly to the car but other hybrid cars. On the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV, the gasoline engine only acts as a charger for the battery pack and supports the electric motor when instant power is needed.
According to the manufacturer’s announcement, Eclipse Cross PHEV consumes less fuel than the gasoline engine. The hybrid version has a fuel consumption of 6.1 liters / 100 km while the petrol engine figure is 7.5 liters / 100 km.
The Eclipse Cross facelift’s styling is changed both front and rear. In the front, the front design of Eclipse Cross has many similarities with Xpander Cross. In its old life, this SUV was similar to the Outlander.
The tail is changed the most. The 2-storey glass and tail lights that extend the body of the old body are gone. Instead, the SUV has a simple design with L-shaped taillights and traditional style glass.
Inside, the infotainment system has a new interface. The touchpad on the previous generation is removed while the touch screen is brought closer to the driver. The car has optional fabric interior, synthetic leather or real leather, electric front seats, 8-speaker sound system, HUD screen, electric sunroof …
In Japan, the SUV is priced from 2,531 million yen ($ 24,300) for the standard version to 4,477 million yen ($ 43,000) for the top version.