Upmarket is in vogue right now, with more mainstream automakers making ‘near premium’ claims of new products. Meanwhile Mitsubishi positions itself as a brand for the people with a new cheaper version of the Eclipse Cross.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross adds to the Japanese brand’s SUV range with its first truly new model in over half a decade. While it may be close to the slightly smaller ASX in format and theory, the fresher Eclipse Cross proves Mitsubishi has come a long way.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross joins the ASX and Outlander in the company’s city-focused crossover line-up. It lacks this pair’s razor-sharp pricing for now, but takes it right up to the class leaders in other important areas.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross sits between the ASX and Outlander, but it's a more resolved and engaging model than either. We've only had a few hours at the wheel, but it has all the appearance of a strong entrant into a cluttered segment.
We take a quick spin of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross prototype in the Northern Territory ahead of the production version's arrival later this year.