Mitsubishi expanded their SUV offerings last year with the launch of the new Eclipse Cross. It slots under the ASX and larger Outlander and shares the same platform.
Named after a sports car that was discontinued in 2011, the Eclipse, it adds the Cross suffix to highlight its crossover aspirations and comes to challenge the likes of the Toyota C-HR.
Instantly recognizable as a Mitsubishi, the Eclipse Cross has a rather bold exterior design, which is continued inside, too. However, the cheap plastics used are a disappointment.
On the plus side, there are plenty of storage spaces throughout the cabin, large cup holders, comfortable seats and a rear bench that can sit three adults and slides backwards and forwards. Boot space is kind of average, but the rear seats do fold flat, allowing users to haul larger items with no problem.
On the road, the Eclipse Cross was found to corner quite well and with limited body roll. CarBuyer also noted that the ride is firm, but not uncomfortable.
Also, it appears that the CVT isn’t the best choice, unless you cannot live with a good old manual gearbox, and the petrol engine is not that good or frugal. But let’s see what else the reviewer had to say about it in the video shared below.