You see, there’s a lot of trouble with Mitsubishi in recent years. From the latest fuel scandal, which led to the Nissan hands and go to Lancer Evolution which is about to be euthanized during this year. The Japanese have become crazy or not, we do not know, but we know that the Lancer EVO version set the brand all the way from the 90s.
Nothing is very good with the rest of the range as well. Mirage and regular Lancer are fairly dull, ASX or Outlander Sport is seven years old, Outlander is approaching the usual six-year lifespan, and we’ll see if the automaker has prepared successor at all. In addition, Mitsu has just gone from the profitable company to one making losses, so they have to pull themselves together and could 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross be just that?
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OH MY GOD!
You must have thought that the second coolest thing from Mitsubishi has been returned and you probably will sing the words of the subtitle. You thought the Japanese are back to mental health with a resurrection of the elegant coupe coupe V6 and that Lancer EVO, against the odds, also survive. But you could not be worse! Eclipse Cross is not a new coupe, in fact it is not something close.
It is a more compact SUV, which should be between ASX and Outlander, and who knows why it carries the Eclipse identification plate. Not cool, not cool at all!
2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross CONCEPTS
We knew that the Japanese company is on something like 2013, we had EX concept, and by 2015 we had a new one like XR-PHEV II. The first was quite futuristic, while the second posed as an evolution of the design language of the first, but with more realistic touches. At that time, we all thought it was a new ASX, but as we would see later, it was not.
The concepts mentioned gave an overview of what needs to be new SUV or our Eclipse cross. We have a couple of teaser images, and they are enough to see that the coming crossover is nothing but tamed XR-PHEV II, meaning it will look superb. Finally, something beautiful came from Mitsubishi. Forget about the Outlander wagon-like look, this one has a sloping roof, waist elevation, carved side and Honda Civic style tail lights spanning the entire tail.
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Teaser also tells us that fog and daylight use LED technology, and even should go for headlights and partially for the rear. There is nothing inside yet, but we sincerely hope that it will follow the path of the concept, as the exterior, since we have only seen dull, simple and unimaginative things from Mitsu to Present.
UNDER THE HOOD
Japanese car manufacturer is in a terrible position right now, so the development of new engines is not a likely option. This means that Eclipse Cross will mark with the existing line. As a result, you can count on 2.0 liters delivering 148 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque or 2.4 liters at 168 horsepower and 167 pound-feet of torque.
The base engine is coupled with a manual, while CVT is available as an option, while the larger unit goes to CVT right away, and we’re not sure if that’s a good thing. Maybe, just maybe, these engines could be tuned for a little more power, we’ll see anyway.
If you want to wait 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, it will be a short, as it is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Price goes between two brothers and sisters, so expect something around $ 22,000, which would be quite right. Is really worth waiting for, is hard to answer. This is probably the best move that Mitsubishi has made in a long time, but it will be far from a complete set. It will offer seductive looks, hopefully in the cabin also for the first time, while the engine part remains as nothing special and do not expect some modern driving and safety techniques you could see with many Rivals.
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This is a step in the right direction, and honestly greater throughput is the name, it is totally missing the point, perhaps is even worse than the case if it took the name of the concept-XR-PHEV II We dare to try to remember you.
source : https://carsoid.com/2018-mitsubishi-eclipse-cross-eclipse/