Mitsubishi kicked off 2023 with the introduction of the Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed, set to take up the flagship position of the Eclipse Cross range.
Featuring some exciting cosmetic refinements, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross continues to stand out from the crowded SUV segment thanks to a sporty, stylish design that culminates in sculpted character lines. The overall concept combines the sporty shape of a coupé with the space and practicality of an SUV. The dynamic shield front face is flanked by twin oval headlamps, while the rear boasts a sculpted hexagonal design, incorporating a single piece of glass. The exterior design changes now also includes colour coded bumpers and heated exterior door mirrors.
From a drive train perspective, the Eclipse Cross is still offered with two engine variants, including the 2.0 litre MIVEC DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine (offering 110kW at 6 000rpm and 198Nm at 4 200rpm) and the brand’s latest 1.5-litre four-cylinder that makes use of turbocharging to offer 110kw at 5 500rpm and 250NM at 3 500rpm. The top of the range Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed is fitted the latter.
As one has come to expect from Mitsubishi, safety remains top notch and is centred around the RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) Body Construction, and featuring a total of seven airbags and Side-Impact Protection Bars. Standard equipment includes Isofix Child Seat anchors, ABS with EBD, AYC (Active Yaw Control), Brake Assist System, Hill Start Assist System, Active Stability and Traction Control. Convenience features that also contribute to overall passenger safety include an Electric Parking Brake, Electronic Power Steering, Anti-theft Protection Device, Keyless Operating System, Rear View Camera. As of 2023, Blind Spot warning has also been added.
Mitsubishi Motors Intuitive Technology (MiTEC) is an integrated system of innovative technology designed to guide, protect, alert, connect and entertain and includes the Head Up Display which offers critical information in the driver’s field of view. As part of MiTEC, the Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed now also features Mitsubishi’s new Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System, reducing the chance and severity of hitting obstacles up to four metres in front or behind should a driver mistakenly press the accelerator when stationary or when travelling at speeds below 10km/h.
The GLS Exceed model also gains a panoramic tilt and slide sunroof as standard fitment, which comes standard with a UV protective coating, LED illumination with brightness settings as well as an electrically operated cover which can be opened and closed via the touch of a button.
and features several model year updates and cosmetic refinements. Mitsubishi understand that our customers have an ambition to explore and we are therefore continually striving to offer them vehicles that empower them to do so in the best way possible. “We strive to always offer our customers products that are modern and speak to their needs and the refinements to the Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed aim to do exactly that,” says effrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA)
“We strive to always offer our customers products that are modern and speak to their needs and the refinements to the Eclipse Cross GLS Exceed aim to do exactly that with its combination of a sleek, sporty design combined with SUV capabilities,” says says Jeffrey Allison, General Manager: Marketing at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA)
Model range and pricing
2.0L GLS CVT 4×2: R479 990
1.5L GLS CVT 4×2: R519 990
1.5L GLS EXCEED CVT 4×2: R560 000
*The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is sold with a three-year/100 000km manufacturer’s warranty, a five-year unlimited mileage roadside assistance and a five-year/90 000km service plan.