Mitsubishi used the previous year to advertise the new Eclipse Cross SUV. Whatsoever, the company is not going to waste any time. The next, 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is being prepared for arrival. So far, we know a lot about its predecessor. It will take a position between Outlander and Outlander Sport crossovers. The Eclipse Cross will also try to lure buyers with its price.
This is an interesting concept coming from Mitsubishi. Growing crossover segment is a sure bet. The company with such reputation won’t let the chance pass. So, the result of the development will be the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross as the new SUV.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross US Release Date
While the 2018 year model is not designated for the US market, its successor will certainly appear there. The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be eligible for the major scene. Before that, the brand-new crossover should receive first feedbacks, so designers and engineers can know what to fix on the next one for 2019. So, buyers in North America should be patient. The first edition of the crossover arrives in March or April, and the next Eclipse Cross will come out by the end of 2018.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Specs
Under the hood of the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. That is the first option. The second one is not certain for the US. It is a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel variant. Nevertheless, Mitsubishi could tune its emission to meet demands in North America.
The petrol drivetrain is capable to produce 150 hp. Turbocharger raises torque level to 180 lb-ft. Power goes to front wheels by default. Alternatively, a CVT auto transmission can distribute it to all wheels. The 2019 Eclipse Cross will also get Super all-wheel control system and braking that controls torque level on each wheel.
Eclipse Cross Hybrid
Next year could surprise us with another radical addition to the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. It could be a plug-in drivetrain. A 4-cylinder powertrain could join forces with an electric battery. This could be a successor of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Plug-In Hybrid.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross vs Subaru XV
The main competitor of the 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be Subaru XV. Two compact SUVs are not so spacious as the Nissan Qashqai. While 2019 Eclipse Cross comes with double load floor, Subaru XV does not give it to its buyers. Furthermore, Subaru has the smallest trunk, but again, passengers will have a lot of legroom in the back. While Mitsubishi’s SUV offers more power, Subaru XV is coming with better handling. Bad weather is not going to spoil the joy. We can also praise the smooth transmission of the Eclipse Cross.
2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Price
When it appears in the US, the price for the base model of 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be around $24,000. For example, Nissan Qashqai costs around $26,000, while the Subaru sells XV even higher. However, Eclipse Cross will have few trim levels. The price of $24k is for entry-level ES model. The SEL trim will top the range with equipment and the price probably over $30,000.