Refreshed 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Cleans Up

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 16, 2020

The updates aren't radical up front, with the changes mainly seen on the blacked-out grille and the new front bumper guard, adopting the evolved version of Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield design concept.

The revised edition of the small SUV will first debut in Australia and New Zealand this November, before it hits the North American market in the early part of 2021. The redesigned rear window and tailgate don't only give the crossover a sleeker appearance, but they also provide improved visibility.

We'll get most of the lineup's improvements, but a plug-in hybrid that'll be available in some markets won't be offered here.

A few months back, Mitsubishi announced its intent of updating the entire vehicle lineup in the USA market by the second quarter of 2021.

"Besides the contemporary exterior and comfortable and smart interior, MITSUBISHI MOTORS' legendary Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system ensures that drivers are always in control for their next adventure", said Minoru Uehara, chief product specialist of MMC. Door trims also coordinate with the vehicle seat color to feature a high-quality, sporty interior space.

The next Eclipse Cross is being given a new black interior with silver accents and light grey leather seats (this may vary by market), with door trims coordinating with the vehicle seat colour.

The upgraded 2022 Eclipse Cross is an integral part of said strategy, though in keeping with the outline announced weeks ago it will not debut first on the USA market.

Inside, Mitsubishi has matched upholstery colour to trim elements depending on specification, while a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto sits closer to the driver. The previous touchpad for its operation is gone, both for more storage space and, we hope, to make it easier to access functions.

".the new Eclipse Cross uses the same twin-motor 4WD PHEV system with modifications specific to the size and weight of the Eclipse Cross chassis".

Mitsubishi's newest PHEV comes with three automatically selected driving modes to suit various conditions, including EV, Series Hybrid, or Parallel Hybrid.

The Eclipse Cross has also received a light interior update, delivering a more sophisticated feel over the outgoing model.

There won't be any mechanical changes to the 2022 Eclipse Cross, which will continue to come standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-four with 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

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