Mitsubishi updates its small Eclipse Cross SUV to stimulate slow sales
Mitsubishi has made significant updates to its small Eclipse Cross SUV in an effort to stimulate sales which have slipped this year by 40 per cent. The Eclipse Cross outgunned by Mitsubishi’s other small SUV the ASX for some time – the older and more affordable ASX the best-selling small SUV in the market outselling the Eclipse Cross by 3 to 1. Available in four 2WD and two 4WD models the latest Eclipse Cross has grown by 140mm in length yet the wheelbase remains the same – the extra length providing more rear seat legroom and improved cargo space. The entry front drive ES model has risen by $300 to $30,290 while the flagship Exceed front-wheel-drive is up by $1,300 to $38,290. There’s a number of spec changes however engine power and torque from the 1.5-litre turbo petrol remains the same. All models feature a continuously variable automatic transmission with 8 stepped ratios activated by paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
I’m David Berthon
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