Facelifted mid-size SUV gains two new limited-edition variants intended to alleviate stock shortage and bundle in popular luxury features.
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  • 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross pricing and specification
  • Two limited editions added to help alleviate supply shortages
  • XLS editions add Eceed luxury features added to LS donor
  • Available to order now, from $34,640 before on-road costs for the XLS 2WD

The 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has gained two new special-edition models.

XLS and XLS Plus variants join the line-up of Mitsubishi's segment-straddling Eclipse Cross medium SUV for June 2021, bundled with private buyer-favourite equipment as the Japanese car maker aims to "optimise" its range and navigate supply shortages.

In a statement, Owen Thomson, Mitsubishi Motors Australia senior manager of product strategy, said: "We are always looking for ways to optimise the range through spec and grade variants.

"Over the past year we’ve worked with our dealers to understand the challenges they have with supply constraints, largely related to COVID but now compounded with the semi-conductor challenges, and also what key features customers want to see. We aren’t changing our core range – if you’ve always been a customer that drives, for example, an Outlander Exceed, then you can still order your Outlander Exceed.

Above: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed, similar in appearance to the new XLS Plus.

Slotting into the middle of the range above base ES and mid-spec LS variants is the new XLS, priced from $34,640 before on-road costs, exclusively in front-wheel-drive, CVT automatic guise.

Additions over the LS include a microsuede/synthetic leather combination upholstery, power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, eight-speaker Mitsubishi Power Sound System, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and front parking sensors.

It also scores a piano black front bumper with a body-coloured insert, body-coloured rear bumper with a gloss-black insert, and gloss black front grille.

Above the XLS sits the XLS Plus, priced from $37,940 before on-road costs in front-wheel-drive form, or $40,440 before on-road costs with Super All-Wheel Control all-wheel drive.

It adds LED headlights, a dual-pane sunroof, leather seat trim, a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated steering wheel, inbuilt satellite navigation, head-up display, and an Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System.

Like the wider Eclipse Cross range (until the arrival of the plug-in hybrid in August), the XLS and XLS Plus are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, sending 110kW and 250Nm to the front or all wheels through a CVT automatic transmission.

The 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross special editions are available to order now.

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Australian pricing

  • Eclipse Cross ES 2WD – $30,290
  • Eclipse Cross LS 2WD – $32,590
  • Eclipse Cross LS AWD – $35,090
  • Eclipse Cross XLS 2WD – $34,640
  • Eclipse Cross XLS Plus 2WD – $37,940
  • Eclipse Cross XLS Plus AWD – $40,440
  • Eclipse Cross Aspire 2WD – $34,990
  • Eclipse Cross Exceed 2WD – $38,290
  • Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD – $40,790

Note: All prices listed above exclude on-road costs.


Above: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS.

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES standard features:

  • 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and DAB+ digital radio
  • Reversing camera
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Halogen headlights
  • LED daytime-running lights
  • Climate control
  • Four-speaker sound system
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Cruise control

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS adds (over ES):

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button start
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Six-speaker sound system
  • Electric parking brake
  • Power-folding heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Automatic halogen headlights with auto high-beam
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Privacy glass
  • Front LED fog lights

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS adds (over LS):

  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Microsuede/synthetic leather combination upholstery
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
  • Front parking sensors
  • Eight-speaker Mitsubishi Power Sound System
  • 360-degree camera
  • Piano black/body-coloured bumpers
  • Gloss black front grille

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross XLS Plus adds (over XLS):

  • LED headlights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Satellite navigation
  • Dual-pane sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Aspire adds (over LS):

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
  • Microsuede/synthetic leather combination upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Front parking sensors
  • Eight-speaker Mitsubishi Power Sound System
  • 360-degree camera
  • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed adds (over Aspire):

  • LED headlights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated rear seats
  • Black headlining
  • Satellite navigation
  • Dual-pane sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Ultrasonic Misacceleration Mitigation System