The Japanese automaker, Mitsubishi, has launched the new 2018 Eclipse Cross ahead of its debut at Geneva Auto Show next week. The Eclipse was once a coupe, but the automaker already said that they are done manufacturing sedans and coupes.
The new model borrows its style from the XR-PHEV II concept that was introduced at the 2015 edition of the Geneva show. The thick chrome accents give the front fascia an X-shaped look, while the back end is distinguished by a sizable roof-mounted spoiler and L-shaped lights that are connected by a light bar. The rakish C-pillar give the company's latest model an almost coupe-like roofline that gives a bigger emphasis.
Mitsubishi has yet to give any photos of the cabin, but they insisted that the dashboard abounds with horizontal lines. A tablet-like infotainment system and head-up display are on the menu and has a driver-oriented cockpit design. A touchpad controller is an interface for the infotainment system, while the Smartphone Link Display Audio allows the drive to mirror his iOS or Android phone's screen via Apple's CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the hood, the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has two engines to choose from. For the gasoline-fueled customers, a 1.5-liter turbo inline-four will to the talking in conjunction that has a CVT with eight ratios to offer in manual override mode. On the turbo diesel-powered front, a 2.2-liter engine that comes with 150 PS and 360 Nm of torque ends the game. The 2.2 engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
In the US, the new model will exclusively be offered with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four cylinder engine. A continuously variable transmission and AWD will both come standard. However, performance specifications were not disclosed by the automaker.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will be making its world debut next week in Geneva, and everyone is expecting to see the U.S. spec version in April at the New York Show. Sales are slated to start this autumn for Europe, whereas the United States, Japan, and United Kingdom may need to wait a little more.