The first batch of US-spec Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUVs has arrived in the United States ahead of the model’s early March dealership debut.
The new Eclipse Cross will start from $23,925 MSRP in the base ES version. Power is provided by a turbocharged 1.5-liter petrol engine with direct injection producing 152hp and 184lb-ft (250Nm) of torque.
Mitsubishi will offer their Super All-Wheel Control system, which is integrated with other systems like the active stability control, ABS, and Active Yaw Control for a more precise torque split between the axles, as an option.
“2018 represents an exciting next chapter for Mitsubishi Motors, and the all-new Eclipse Cross is a large part of that story,” said Don Swearingen, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mitsubishi North America. “The Eclipse Cross builds on the strong Mitsubishi heritage of automotive performance, technology and fun-to-drive dynamics revived in a CUV. We’re excited to add the Eclipse Cross to our established CUV lineup and know it will continue to fuel the brands current sales momentum.”
Mitsubishi’s Rogue Sport rival will slot right beneath the 2018 Outlander, which was also introduced recently at the company’s U.S. dealerships.
All models of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be offered with a 10 years/100,000 miles warranty for the powertrain, 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty, 7 years/100,000 miles anti-corrosion/perforation warranty and, finally, a 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program.