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PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi Puts its Concept Designs to Good Use in the 2020 ASX

We’re not going to lie. There have been a fair few occasions where we have lamented, in somewhat harsh terms, Mitsubishi’s tendency to come up fantastic SUV and crossover concepts which never see the light of day. Well, it seems they have been taking notice. No, they have not put into production one of those awesome concepts. But they have just revealed the new 2020 ASX and it amounts to the same thing. 

Now, if you are not familiar with the Mitsubishi ASX, this car does not seem particularly interesting to you. Sure, it looks handsome and all, but what’s so special about it? But those who have seen the previous versions of the car will be amazed at how much nicer the 2020 ASX is. And we have those concepts, those unsung heroes, to thank for it. Bear in mind the ASX is an affordable, mid-range crossover. That makes the new design all the more impressive. Granted, there is a lot of Pajero in there, but so what? It’s like saying there is a lot of David Beckham in Brooklyn. That’s a good thing!

Mitsubishi’s concept crossover saga dates back to the beginning of this decade. For years we watched them announce a new concept for every major motor show, and then kept watching as that sweet concept went nowhere. We didn’t see any reference to it in the production models they released. Now they seem to be making up for all those lost opportunities in the 2020 ASX. This car inherits features from a number of concept models. The chrome garnish under the lights, the new grille which is Mitsu’s corporate look these days, the vertical fog lamps, and the underbody protection parts. We have seen them before on the XR, the GT, and the E-Evolution models.

With its handsome new looks, the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX stands a good chance of taking the crossover market by storm. For European markets, ASX is powered by a 2.0L MIVEC 16-valve engine equipped with either a five-speed manual transmission or the INVECS-III CVT with six-speed Sports Mode. Both two and four-wheel-drive versions are available. So if you get one that doesn’t go anywhere, that’s your fault. The car also boasts he RISE impact safety body and a Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) braking system, as well as Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA). So it’s fair to day it’s not lacking in the technology department, either.

We predict big things ahead for the ASX, and for the brand itself, if they keep the momentum. As we said before, we would love to see Mitsubishi getting back on top, becoming once again that cool car maker who always gave sportiness a higher priority than safety, sales, and sanity!

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PostHeaderIcon The Redesigned 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is Here to Cosplay As The Eclipse Cross

Don’t get confused by the ASX nameplate on this newly released 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport crossover. The ASX is a name stashed on the back of the European Outlander Sport, and as the new one will be released at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, it is only logical. What seems less logical is yet another facelift for the Outlander Sport. The car has been around since February 2010, and for the past nine years, it received exactly three facelifts (this being fourth). This means that the third generation of the Outlander Sport has exactly five different looks. While previous redesigns haven’t been, what one would call…ahem… exhaustive, the new redesign is. The new 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport received a full visual makeover with the styling cues reminiscent of all new Mitsubishi cars. So, it looks a lot like the Eclipse Cross then.

PostHeaderIcon Dear Mitsubishi, Please Come Back!

A question many petrolheads have been asking this past few years is what the hell has happened to Mitsubishi? For decades this iconic Japanese car maker was a byword for performance, value and quality. And then one day they just sort of stopped being that. Honestly, we are not even sure what Mitsu is making these days. 

We just know whatever it is they are making, it is not interesting because otherwise we’d be talking about them a lot more. Those of you old enough to remember Mitsu’s heyday recall that they were famous for two things. One was making sports coupes and saloons – the likes of the Lancer Evo and the 3000 GT. The other was, of course, producing rugged SUVs unrivaled in terms of performance and durability. The latter is still the case, even though they are now focused more on making their SUVs more environmentally friendly. But as far as sports cars are concerned, they seem to have dropped them like a bad habit.

One would understand that under the current economic climate, and considering the trends of the automotive world, it would not make too much sense for Mitsubishi to bring back something like the 3000 GT. But what we would like to know is, why aren’t we getting a new Lancer? And we don’t mean a Lancer like those rubbish mid-range executive boxes that legendary nameplate degenerated into before it gets forgotten altogether. When we say Lancer we mean the Evo, that magnificent sports saloon that was the envy of car makers everywhere. Where did that go?

If you listen to Mitsu officials they will tell you that they have not dropped the Lancer. But if you delve deeper and look for more details, release dates, and specs, they’ll draw a blank. And that, frankly, is what we don’t get. Something like the Lancer Evo is very much a car of the times. For starters, it has that cool and highly respected badge and that is something people appreciate greatly these days. Plus, a practical four-door saloon with a high-performance powertrain and sweet handling has proven itself to be a successful recipe, even in the age of hybrids and electrics. What’s more, launching a new Lancer is the optimum chance for Mitsubishi to step up their hybrid/electric game. We’re sure nobody would object to the idea of a hybrid Lancer in which a small electric motor is employed to boost up the oomph.

Sadly though, Mitsubishi’s top brass seem preoccupied, as they have been for a number of years now, with trying to create the best crossover possible. Now, it would have been alright if they could actually pull it off. Instead, all they have managed to do so far is come up with a new fancy concept each year – and they all look fairly similar to each other – promising this time they have cracked it. The latest of this bunch is the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept you see above, set for debut at the next year’s Geneva Motor Show. Come on, Mitsu. Not again. We reckon there is an urgent need for a few heads to roll up at the Mitsu HQ.

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PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi Outsold These Three BIG Brands in 2018

We are dead serious right now. Mitsubishi actually managed to outsell the three brands mentioned in the U.S. Maybe it is some kind of sorcery or Mitsubishi has sprayed some sort of invisible ink, we don’t know, but the Japanese giant has managed to move 118,074 cars in 2018 – all of it without socializing at auto-show gatherings or sponsoring many events.

PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi is Bringing Three Concepts to the Tokyo Auto Salon, All of Which Lack Certain Necessities

The Tokyo Auto Salon is nearing its arrival and Mitsubishi is prepared to tackle the show with not one, not two, but three concepts. The first one is based on the Delica D:5 and offers up a take on what an off-road-oriented model could look like. The other two concepts are based on the Outlander PHEV and Eclipse Cross, and both go by the name “Street Sport.” Information is still rather thin at this point, but here’s what we know so far.

PostHeaderIcon This is the 2018 Mitsubishi E-Evolution Concept and We’re Not Sure How to Feel About It

Mitsubishi has brought its e-Evolution concept to the U.S. for the first time at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show after its last showing at the 2018 Geneva motor show. It’s a study for a sporty, all-electric performance crossover with an iconic name, but one that we don’t see reaching production any time soon, at least in a form as extreme as this.

PostHeaderIcon Mitsubish May Finally Update the Shogun, aka Pajero After 20 Years of the Same

A wise man once said that SUVs don’t need upgrades and facelifts regularly as these beasts age gracefully. I think that man worked at Mitsubishi because, at a time when companies update their monsters every 3-4 years, the Japanese automaker is continuing with same old design on their Shogun that, essentially, dates back to last century. However, Mitsubishi has announced that the SUV could finally get a makeover.

PostHeaderIcon The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton Teaser Shows Off an Outlander-Inspired Face

Mitsubishi has been a silent spectator all this while. It’s almost like the Japanese automaker is happy in its own shell, least bothered about what’s going on around it. However, it decided to make a little sound now. Mitsubishi has released the first teaser image of the facelifted Triton, while at the same time commemorating its 40th anniversary in truck manufacturing.

PostHeaderIcon 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Hits UK from £27,680

One of the underdogs of the SUV market, the Outlander is one of those cars that are cool because they are just the right amount of bland. This is a car, even in the latest 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander iteration, that nobody takes a second look at, and yet it is premium and well-made and packed with good features. 

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander continues the tradition set by its predecessors, including the Shogun, offering a value-for-money package for every situation. Whether you need to take the kids to school, go to a fancy restaurant for dinner, or move some hay from one farm to another, this car has got you covered. And it feels equally at home in all those situations.

The 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander launches in the UK with a 2.0-litre MIVEC petrol engine developing 150ps and 195Nm of torque. It comes with a CVT and has standard electronically-controlled 4WD as well as Active Stability Control. Other notable highlights include seven seats with ‘fold & stow’ third row, up to 1,608 litres of boot space, upgraded design featuring two-tone 18” alloy, ‘Dynamic Shield’ front look,  heated windscreen and Mitsubishi’s new SDA (Smartphone Link Display Audio) system which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.




2019 Mitsubishi Outlander UK Pricing

Version OTR Price (Aug ‘18)
Outlander Juro Auto 4WD £27,680
Outlander 4 Auto 4WD £29,680

On the road prices include VED and first registration fee. Metallic and pearlescent paint available at £550 incl. VAT.

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PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi Lancer Cross

As the SUV market is growing larger by the year, more and more automakers are giving up on SUVs to make crossovers. Ford has already announced plans to drop almost every nameplate that’s not a crossover in the U.S. soon, and Mitsubishi seems to follow the same path. Having turned the Eclipse sports car into a crossover, the Japanese firm wants to do the same with the Lancer.

In 2017, Mitsubishi launched the Eclipse Cross, a compact crossover that slots between the Outlander Sport and the Outlander. Previewed by the XR-PHEV concept, this new hauler borrowed its name from an iconic sports car that Mitsubishi built between 1989 and 2011 in Illinois. With the iconic Lancer discontinued in 2017 after no fewer than 44 years on the market, the Japanese carmaker is pondering a revival of the name for a new crossover.

Rumors of this radical change have been flying around for a few years now, and Mitsubishi confirmed earlier in 2018, through COO Trevor Mann, that the next-gen Lancer doesn’t have to be “a very conventional hatchback.” “We’re thinking quite radically,” he added, hinting that the Lancer name may join the Eclipse on the SUV market. It remains unknown when it will happen, but a new rendering Tigran Lalayan, a designed from Pininfarina, gives us a look at what the Lancer Cross might look like.

Continue reading to learn more about the upcoming Mitsubishi Lancer Cross.

PostHeaderIcon Rendering Shows Off the Rebooted Mitsubishi Lancer as a Rally-Bred Crossover Coupe

Back in 2015, Mitsubishi brought the axe down on one its most beloved high-performance models – the Lancer Evolution, a turbo superstar from the rough-and-tumble world of rally racing. While certainly enough to cause more than a few tears among enthusiasts, the Lancer name will continue on, and word has it Mitsu is turning it into a crossover – much like it did with the Eclipse. Salt in the wound? Maybe. But fear not, because there’s still a possible silver lining to all of this, and it’s once again inspired by the world of rally racing.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon What Will Happen to Mitsubishi Now That the Man Behind VW and Alfa Romeo Design Is On the Team?

Mitsubishi has been struggling as of late, first killing off the beloved Evo, then replacing it with a line of less-than exciting models that left us with a very profound sense of “meh.” However, recent reports indicate a substantial increase in sales over the first half of 2018, and now the company is taking on a new executive design director. Does this herald the dawn of a new day at the beleaguered automaker?

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV – UK Pricing & Specs

They may have gotten kind of obscured by the Korean cars in this segment, but Mitsubishi SUVs are still among the toughest, best-made and most respected in the UK. The new 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is now available in Britain with clean looks and powertrain, hoping to remind people what’s so good about this brand. 

Starting from £34,255 and available in three trim levels of Juro, 4h and 4hs, the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is one of the cleanest SUVs in the world with WLTP emissions of 46g/km and EV range of 28 miles. That means in the UK this car qualifies for the government plug-in car grant and also attracts the lowest possible BIK rate of 13 percent. Of course, with an ICE engine that clean there is a compromise to be made, and it comes out of the power end.

The 2.4-litre petrol engine in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a mere 121 PS, but luckily there are two electric motors to pickup the slack – one at the front with 82 PS / 137 Nm and one at the back packing 95 PS / 195 Nm. The cool thing is the SUV’s NEDC Correlated Fuel Economy which has a combined figure of nearly 160 mpg. THe PHEV weighs around 1,500 kg, but it has Super All-Wheel Control system and uprated chassis and suspension, so it can get out of its own way with ease.




2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV UK price list

Variant OTR (inc £2,500 PICG)*
Outlander PHEV Juro £34,255
Outlander PHEV 4h £37,000
Outlander PHEV 4hs £39,100

Metallic/Pearlescent paint £550

 

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PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II

Introduced all the way back in 1978, the Mitsubishi L200 is now in its fifth-generation, having been redesigned most recently in 2015. Although anonymous in the U.S. beyond the Ram models based on it back in the 1980s, the L200 is a popular truck in emerging markets from Asia and posts good sales in some European markets too. The current L200 is also the basis of the Fiat Fullback, Italy’s first big truck in years. The L200’s increasing success in Europe prompted Mitsubishi to create a limited-edition version through its Special Vehicle Project (SVP) division.

Based on the Barbarian Double Cab trim and dubbed SVP II, this limited-edition truck builds on the success of the first SVP version, launched in 2017. Much like its predecessor, it gains extra standard features in the tech department, but it also stands out from the crowd thanks to special color schemes with striking accents. The bad news, beyond the fact that the L200 is not available in the United States, is that the SVP II can’t be purchased outside the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, let’s find out more about this truck.

Continue reading to learn more about the Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II.

PostHeaderIcon UK Only: Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II

We’ve always believed that Mitsubishi could benefit from a stronger pickup truck game if only they came up with more up to date products for this segment. But what they are doing instead is putting mascara on the badly aging L200 every now and again, which is frankly pointless. The Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II is the latest from this series.

Limited to 250 units for UK market only, the 2018 Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II is distinguished from regular models mainly by its orange exterior and interior accents. You find the vibrant color on fog lamp rings, front and rear light bezels, door handle recess covers, puddle lamps and tailgate handle surround, as well as leather seats with suede-like ‘Alston’ inserts having orange accented panelling, stitching and piping. The interior also features ‘SVP’ embossed mat set with orange piping, orange illuminated door entry guards and front and rear foot-well mood lighting.

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II also boasts a long list of feature and equipment. The most notable of these include 17-inch bespoke black and orange alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, wide body wheel arches, Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rain and dusk sensors, keyless operation, Bluetooth, Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, cruise control and reversing camera. Powering the Barbarian is a 2.4 liter diesel unit supported by Super Select 4WD system.

The L200 Barbarian SVP II is priced from £29,830. Half of the 250 copies will be presented in Diamond Black and the other half in metallic Atlantic Grey.






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PostHeaderIcon UK Only: Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II

We’ve always believed that Mitsubishi could benefit from a stronger pickup truck game if only they came up with more up to date products for this segment. But what they are doing instead is putting mascara on the badly aging L200 every now and again, which is frankly pointless. The Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II is the latest from this series.

Limited to 250 units for UK market only, the 2018 Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II is distinguished from regular models mainly by its orange exterior and interior accents. You find the vibrant color on fog lamp rings, front and rear light bezels, door handle recess covers, puddle lamps and tailgate handle surround, as well as leather seats with suede-like ‘Alston’ inserts having orange accented panelling, stitching and piping. The interior also features ‘SVP’ embossed mat set with orange piping, orange illuminated door entry guards and front and rear foot-well mood lighting.

Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian SVP II also boasts a long list of feature and equipment. The most notable of these include 17-inch bespoke black and orange alloy wheels with BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, wide body wheel arches, Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rain and dusk sensors, keyless operation, Bluetooth, Bi-Xenon headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, cruise control and reversing camera. Powering the Barbarian is a 2.4 liter diesel unit supported by Super Select 4WD system.

The L200 Barbarian SVP II is priced from £29,830. Half of the 250 copies will be presented in Diamond Black and the other half in metallic Atlantic Grey.






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PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi to Showcase New Outlander PHEV in Geneva with Better Tech, Revised Looks

The revised 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is set to make its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and It’s about time. The SUV has been Europe’s best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle since 2015, an achievement it earned after selling more than 100,000 units in the continent in the last three years. Globally, over 140,000 units of the Outlander PHEV have been sold since the model arrived back in 2013.


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“The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers a lot of updates and potential, including Mitsubishi’s promise of increasing battery capacity by 15 percent and battery output by 10 percent”

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV offers a lot of updates and potential, including Mitsubishi’s promise of increasing battery capacity by 15 percent and battery output by 10 percent. Likewise, the electric motor’s output will also net a 10-percent improvement, all without sacrificing range. Even the SUV’s ICE unit is getting an improvement in the form of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder Atkinson engine. According to Mitsubishi, the new engine will provide higher torque and improved efficiency. Two new driving modes — SPORT and SNOW — are also on the table.

On the side of aesthetics, the Outlander PHEV is also getting a number of new and improved components. A more significant front grille is on the menu, as is a large rear spoiler, and a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, Mitsubishi’s going premium with the addition of quilted leather, hip-hugging seats, a new instrument panel, and a revised switchgear.


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“A more significant front grille is on the menu, as is a large rear spoiler, and a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.”

As far as improvements go, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has enough to warrant some love in Geneva. More importantly, these improvements should help the SUV retain its title as the best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV in the market. The full details of the Outlander PHEV will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, including its price tag. For now, take comfort knowing that the price of the new Outlander PHEV shouldn’t be too far away from the outgoing to model, which sells from £34,805, or around $48,700 based on current exchange rates.

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PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi Has all But Comfirmed that it Will Slander the EVO Name by Plastering it on an SUV

You might want to sit down for this, especially if you’re a card-carrying member of the Mitsubishi Evolution fan club. A high-ranking Mitsubishi executive really spoke out on the possibility of bringing the iconic nameplate back in the future. He didn’t exactly specify how the Japanese automaker plans to do it, but if it did, there’s a possibility that it wouldn’t return in the state that earned it a place in the annals of automotive history as one of the most iconic rally-bred, performance cars in the world. Instead — this is the part where you really have to sit down — the Evo name could return and be used on an SUV. Gulp.


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“There’s nothing in the pipeline at the moment, but anything’s possible – nothing’s ruled in, and nothing’s ruled out.”

If you’ve come back to your senses after fainting, a point of order is, well, in order. Mitsubishi UK managing director Lance Bradley didn’t specifically say that the company was bringing back the EVO name and slapping it on an SUV. But he didn’t outrightly dismiss it either. In his own words, he said, “There’s nothing in the pipeline at the moment, but anything’s possible – nothing’s ruled in, and nothing’s ruled out.”

“If there were to be one, it would probably be different from what it’s currently,” he went on to say. “The day of the very high-powered sedan car from us is probably gone, but as long as it lives up to the ideals, the Evo demonstrated there’s no reason why we couldn’t do it with a different kind of vehicle.”

So basically, the Evolution nameplate, as iconic a nameplate as we have in the industry, may or may not return, though if it did, it might be used on a different kind of vehicle. Bradley also hinted that Mitsubishi’s focus at the moment is on SUVs and electrified drivetrains and that if there was a way to introduce a more performance-oriented version of these models, it’s something that Mitsubishi is going to look into. Put those statements together, and it looks as if there’s at least some consideration within Mitsubishi of dusting off the EVO name if an opportunity to put it on an SUV arises.


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“There’s at least some consideration within Mitsubishi of dusting off the EVO name if an opportunity to put it on an SUV arises.”

To be fair, it’s not a bad idea. Other automakers have launched their own performance SUVs without much resistance from the public. But Mitsubishi is walking a fine line here because of how important the Evolution nameplate is to a lot of people all over the world. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is arguably the most famous Mitsubishi model in history. It spawned ten generations and its treated with reverence from all corners of the world.

The thought — and fear — of cheapening the name by attaching it to an SUV is the biggest point of concern. Fortunately, Mitsubishi is aware of the situation and the subsequent risk of using the EVO name incorrectly. “You do have to be very sensitive,” Bradley said. “It’s an iconic car, and there’s a lot of people with a very emotional attachment. If you’ve got an icon you’ve got to be careful not to do anything that undermines it, and sometimes it’s better to leave things alone, rather than undermining it.”

In this case, Mitsubishi is better off leaving the EVO name alone.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport to Hit UK Next Spring

Not that there is a shortage of go-anywhere SUVs in the market, but if you soldier through autumn and winter you will be able to buy something rather special. The new Mitsubishi Shogun Sport is set to go on sale in the UK in the spring of 2018, after the Eclipse Cross, with refreshingly different styling and features. It is also one of the manliest SUVs out there,

While most other cars in this class are becoming pansies – that is to say, going for electronic gizmos to help them up a slope and getting small turbo petrol engines – the 2018 2018 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport comes with a fairly agricultural 2.4-litre diesel engine which is as reliable and as capable as a farm animal, and it gets Super Select II all-wheel drive system. Granted, it still relies on a bunch of electronics to complement the function of the mechanical bits, but still. And yes, the 180 hp output of the engine is nothing to write home about, but hey, you get 430 Nm of torque.

Look, the point is,though kind of old-fashioned, the 2018 Mitsubishi Shogun Sport is a trusty old chap that will never let you down no matter where you point its nose at. Should the mechanical gears get overwhelmed, you can count on Hill Descent Control, Trailer Start Assist (TSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) to get you out of trouble. And should the sheer size and sturdy build fail to protect you, there is Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), which uses radars in the front grille to judge whether there is risk of a collision with the vehicle in front, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Multi-around Monitor System (MMS) that employs cameras at the front, rear and in the door mirrors for a bird’s eye view.

Practicality is another highlight of the Shogun Sport. With up to 1,488 litres of available with the rear seat folded you can haul, I don’t know, three or four dead bodies at once. Equipment-wise, you are treated to, depending on the trim, heated seats, leather upholstery, keyless entry with push-button start, LED daytime running lights and the Mitsubishi Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA). Pricing ofthis lovable brute will be announced closer to market launch.

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PostHeaderIcon Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Gets 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating

The all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross crossover gives you another reason to consider it over the rivals. The Japanese urban SUV has passed its Euro NCAP crash tests with flying colors, earning a 5-star safety rating with excellent overall performance. That means the Eclipse is about as safe as this class of cars get right now. 

This is, of course, of great significance since Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the kind of car bought predominantly by young families with one or two kids. Safety is the topmost priority for these customers, and they will be glad to know the Cross has performed above average in every crash test category it’s been subjected to. The 2018 Eclipse Cross has scored high within the ‘Small Off-roader’ vehicle class, achieving a 97 per cent rating for Adult Protection and an 80 per cent Pedestrian Protection rating.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has to thank for its safety performance a sophisticated design and a host of intelligent safety features. The crossover comes with Forward Collision Mitigation, Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) vehicle body, seven SRS airbags and seatbelts designed for passenger protection. What’s more, the vehicle benefits from Mitsubishi Motors’ advanced S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) system whcih ensures sure-footed handling in any weather condition and on any surface.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers two powertrains that do full justice to a stylish SUV coupe in delivering the right balance of power and environmental performance. The new 1.5L direct-injection turbocharged gasoline engine is mated to a new CVT with 8-speed Sport Mode manual override. The 2.2L common rail direct-injection turbocharged diesel engine modified specifically for Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is mated to a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Both powertrain combinations offer the driver brisk driving experience.

The post Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Gets 5-Star Euro NCAP Rating appeared first on Motorward.

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