2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Brings Evo Tech To Geneva [53 Photos]

Mitusbishi’s direct competitor for the Nissan Qashqai has just debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in the form of the all-new Eclipse Cross.

The new SUV is the production version of the XR-PHEV concept and incorporates all of the Japanese company’s updated styling cues, including the ‘Dynamic Shield’ front grille and fascia.

In terms of engines, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is powered by the marque’s latest 1.5-liter direct-injected turbocharged petrol unit that works exclusively alongside a CVT with an 8-speed Sport Mode manual override. A 2.2-liter common rail direct-injected turbo diesel then completes the range with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Perhaps most impressively are the host of advanced technologies used to ensure the Eclipse Cross is as agile as possible. It uses Mitubishi’s Active Yaw Control pioneered by the thrilling Lancer Evolution which measures steering angle, yaw rate, drive torque, wheel speed and brake force to manage torque feed and brake force at the rear axle. Additionally, the carmaker has incorporated an electronically-controlled four-wheel drive system.

European sales of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will commence in the fall before it arrives in other regions including Japan, North America and Australia.

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  • WG

    This looks good… oh wait (looking at the rear), never mind.

  • 9car4
  • theqza

    Is this based off the Lexus NX? Interior looks very NX and it seems to have the Lexus touchpad.

    • Matt

      No, it’s not in any way Lexus-based.

      • theqza

        I know mitsu/lexus is too weird of a partnership…but interior seems very inspired

  • klowik

    not bad!! It’s now up there with Honda HR-V and Toyota C-HR

  • Dennis Scipio

    Here come the Pontiac Aztek comments.

  • O.Taku

    This is so derivative of other vehicles from other companies that it isn’t even funny. If this article had been titled “Honda Based Chinese Knockoff” at least a chuckle could have been induced. It’s as though Mitsubishi just gave up. Is this the same company that produced the ’92 Lancer Evolution?

  • SteersUright

    Making any comparisons of this junk to the once legendary Lancer Evolution is just lame sponsor butt kissing and utterly disingenuous. Mitsubishi has fallen so badly, its tragic. I dont think they’ll be in the US market beyond another 5 years tops.

  • I just had a burrito

    Looks exactly like the Outlander sport with a weird futuristic Prius rear end.

  • Kagan Oztrak

    oh hi there Pontiac Aztek long time no see

  • Dennis Scipio

    Well, I’m just glad Mitsu is not giving up on the Automobile market and not giving up without putting up a fight.

  • ty

    Whoever approved that rear end design should be slapped in the face. Period.

  • smartacus

    the AWD system should be pretty capable.
    i’ve seen a video of the Outlander with the same system climbing to within 15 feet of a Frontier Pro-4X in 4low

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