New Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Coming To U.S. Through The LA Show

Mitsubishi is going to challenge the Nissan Rogue Sport/Qashqai, and other compact SUVs, with the new coupe-like Eclipse Cross in North America as well.

Announced for the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, which starts on November 29 for the international press days, the crossover will celebrate its American premiere, after being presented in Europe earlier this year.

With a name that reminds enthusiasts of the unrelated coupe model discontinued in 2012, the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the brand’s first SUV since the Nissan takeover, and it slots between the ASX/Outlander Sport and Outlander.

This alone is enough to hint at its starting price, which will likely stand at $21,000-$22,000 on our shores, where the 2018 Outlander Sport can be had from $20,295, and the 2018 Outlander adds a $3,500 premium.

Mitsubishi still has to detail each trim level for the North American Eclipse Cross, but in the United Kingdom, the SUV is offered in four grades. Powering it is a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline unit, rated at 163hp and 184lb-ft (250Nm) of torque, and a 2.2-liter turbodiesel, which will be kept away from North America.

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  • The Watcher

    Not sure if Mitsubishi bought the same horrible infotainment from the same supplier that supplies Lexus, or they just flat-out copied it.

  • marioGTI

    Very nice, I’m sure it will appeal to many in the States.

  • Shahul Usman

    sad that the new Eclipse is a crossover 🙁

    • Bo Hanan

      Even sadder that said car is ugly.

  • Christian Wimmer

    As much as I despise SUVs, CUVs, Crossovers and all the other SUV-style vehicles out there, I have to say that this car looks pretty decent. Sharp and striking, conservative but not offensive or gagging like the Toyota C-HR.

    Would I buy one? No.

    Would I accept one if it were given to me for free? Why not. Gimme that turbodiesel engine (screw you, Greenies!).

    • fabri99

      I’d rather have the Toyota. It looks cool and distinctive, unlike this Eclipse. In the small CUV market you have to stand out if you want to stand a chance. You may not like the Nissan Juke, but that’s the car that started this CUV-mania thing.

      • Christian Wimmer

        Design is subjective.

        I’m not a fan of the Toyota C-HR. These things are pretty common right now and the design just makes me cringe. Strangely the only good-looking current non-JDM Toyota is the new Camry in my opinion.

        • fabri99

          De gustibus, for sure, but… the new Camry? It just looks so…bland.

  • Dennis Scipio

    I do like the look of the Crossover, but I do think it should have a different name, but that won’t kill me over that.

  • Looks good, would be better if it’s based on the tried and tested QashQai. Only makes sense to offer yet another version of the same good thing to maximize sales for the Nissan (Mitsubishi) – Renault alliance/ group

  • TrevP

    I actually like this. I also think that the Pajero Sport would fair well here in the states as well if it wasn’t so expensive.

  • Andrew Ngo

    Pontiac Aztek reborns.

  • AnaIvanovic

    I saw this at the Tokyo Motor Show. It’s laughable really with the interior being an ergonomic failure. Americans would find this car too small on the inside.

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