The all-new Eclipse Cross represents the new face of the Mitsubishi brand.
After almost two decades in the Canadian market, Mitsubishi is poised for the future with plans to change their entire model lineup, as well as to put a new face on the brand. According to Mitsubishi, the redesigned 2022 Eclipse Cross, which was introduced to Canadian media in December 2020 is key to the company’s transformation plans.
“This is more than a refresh,” said Juyu Jeon, President and CEO of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada. “The Eclipse Cross has been an important building block for Mitsubishi Motors’ evolution as an SUV company. In Canada, the vehicle has captured a new customer for Mitsubishi, one that demands more from their SUV from style to technology.”
Inside and out, the all-new Eclipse Cross is stylish and upscale, with extensive use of LED lighting and a more refined, and more roomy interior. The next-generation Eclipse Cross also promises improved handling, due in part to an electronically controlled 4WD system that takes advantage of Mitsubishi’s Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system.
Under the hood, a 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine, coupled to what Mitsubishi calls an “8-speed” CVT, produces 152 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
Tech & toys
The new Eclipse Cross boasts a larger infotainment screen (8-inch vs 7-inch for the previous model), as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, which are available on all trim levels. A head-up display, which puts all critical data at eye level, is available.
Audiophiles who are in the market for a new SUV will want to take the 510-watt audio system for a test drive. According to Mitsubishi, the eight speakers have been acoustically tuned and positioned specifically to take advantage of the shape of the new Eclipse Cross.
Pricing & warranty
Mitsubishi believes the new Eclipse Cross presents a value proposition that is sure to attract SUV buyers to the brand. With a starting MSRP of $28,598, the base ES S-AWC trim comes with the new 8-inch infotainment screen, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, S-AWC system, heated front seats, and remote keyless entry.
The SE S-AWC model ($31,218) adds a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED fog lamps, auto high-beams, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, dual climate control, and power-folding exterior mirrors.
The SEL S-AWC model ($34,218) adds lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, a 360-degree camera, head-up display, faux suede and leather combination upholstery, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power driver’s seat, heated rear seats, LED headlamps and LED fog lamps.
The top-of-the-line GT S-AWC model ($36,998) adds an embedded TomTom satellite navigation system, an 8-speaker sound system, a power passenger seat, leather seats, and a panoramic roof.
Like all Mitsubishi vehicles, the Eclipse Cross comes with a 10-year/160,000-km limited powertrain warranty, a five-year / 100,000-km limited new vehicle warranty, and with five years / unlimited mileage roadside assistance.