After the official teases and spy photos, the facelifted 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was officially unveiled, with noticeable design updates.
Before talking about this car, we would like to remind you that our ArabGT team’s latest test-drive of Mitsubishi cars was with the 2021 Outlander.
And now let’s go back to the newly designed Eclipse Cross…
The front end adopts an evolved version of Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield design concept, expressing strength and security. A new front bumper guard and refreshed light layout complete the front design with a bold, dynamic look.
The sleek silhouette continues to the rear with a redesigned hatch and rear window, giving a more sophisticated SUV styling and resulting in improved rear visibility as well as contemporary styling, We can also note the three-dimensional taillights extend upwards and inwards, to enhance the look with a stable and wide presence.
Inside the cabin, there is a new black interior with silver accents and light gray1 leather seats. A new 8-inch smartphone-link display audio (SDA) system comes standard, giving the driver a better view of the information and easier operation. The screen has been moved closer to the driver and front-seat passenger for ease of use, and now incorporates volume and turning knobs for fast reference.
Not many technical specifications have been announced for this facelifted 2022 Mitsubishi, but the company has talked a bit about the engine options that will be available on it, which will include a 1.5-liter MIVEC engine with a turbo, a plug-in hybrid version that combines a 2.4-liter MIVEC with two electric motors.
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will first launch in Australia and New Zealand in November, and in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021. While there will be a plug-in hybrid variant of the vehicle available in select markets, there are no plans at this time to add the PHEV model for the U.S.