Driving test Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the surprising newcomer

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Mitsubishi has produced the Eclipse previously from 1992 to 1996. When as a popular sports car coupe. In the year 2018, many car drivers like to have a spacious car to an suv seems. For Mitsubishi the time to the name Eclipse out of the closet and there is a crossover of.

The Eclipse and Eclipse Cross have except their name, nothing, but absolutely nothing to do with each other. Mitsubishi embroider the name on a good image. The challenge: to be distinctive in a crowded segment. Because almost every car manufacturer today has a c-crossover or small suv. So we drove recently with the Opel Grandland X and Nissan Qashqai, two very popular cars.

Distingeren so. And that Mitsubishi is successful. Although the Eclipse feels a bit like the Toyota CH-R, which is smaller and in a different segment. Back to the design. Or, you ‘m well attractive or hideous, it doesn’t matter. Of attention you have with the Eclipse everywhere. It Is not because of its futuristic TransFormers-esque design, or by the beautiful deep red metallic paint.

Premium

The remarkable feature goes inside the Eclipse in a slightly weakened form further. Mitsubishi has greatly done its best to the Cross premium. The materials look very nice. The leather-clad seats are remarkably softer than that of its competitors. Nevertheless, they are tasty and they give good support. Already had the adjustable lumbar support is what concerns me a little more support.

The Eclipse is available in four basic models. The Pure, yes, as is called the entry-level model costs just under 30 thousand euros and is already quite well equipped. He has, for example, cruise control, led daytime running lights, privacy glass, a leather steering wheel with controls, bluetooth, climate control, DAB audio, Smartphone Link Display Audio with a touch pad for the controls in the centre console, a rear view camera and keyless access. But man-o-man, what I miss is a volume control knob on the dashboard and/or the center console, because that is simply not there.

And that is quite a nice series of accessories that you really at least should have to be a little nice car to drive. But testauto’s for a Driving-Dutchman are usually the luxste exported version. So I got the lavishly equipped Instyle version. This is with leather heated seats front and rear, and colored stitching, heated steering wheel, dual panoramic sunroof and multi-look camera is not really luxury.

Rockford Fosgate

But the hottest in the luxury Instyle is the Rockford Fosgate premium audio system. The nine tweeters, woofers and speakers with 710 Watts of power to produce, namely, a sound that you say. So pure I sound in this segment had not previously heard sound.

There is for Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross only one engine available and that is a 1.5-litre petrol with 163 bhp. In my persauto drove the powerful four-cylinder through a continuously variable transmission (cvt) to all four wheels at the same time. Front wheel drive with a manual gearbox is also in the price list.

And where a cvt a engine in the past, quite a could be vultures, now it has become a lot less. The cvt of the Eclipse begins more and more to an automatic transmission to appear. With the up / down shifters behind the steering wheel, you can simulate. Top. The Mitsubishi specified average fuel consumption of 7 litres on 100 kilometres, I could not pick up and remained stuck to 7.4.

The chassis of the Eclipse, there is a to by a ring. Everything, including the occupants, the Eclipse comfortably held in place. We should however consider that our Mitsubishi four-wheel drive, so a car is often a considerably more robust to the touch.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5 DI-T 4WD Instyle

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a distinctive entrant in the c-crossover or small suv segment. For just under 30 thousand euros, you have standard accessories which you at some other brands to pay. There is a lot of space on board and the passengers will be spoiled with a heavy dose of comfort and luxury.

Engine: 1.499 cc four-cylinder petrol with turbo
Power: 163 hp at 5.500 rpm
Torque: 250 Nm at 1.800 rpm
Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
Drivetrain: front + rear wheels
Top speed: 200 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9,8 seconds
Weight for road tax: 1.495 kilos
An average of specified fuel consumption: 7,0 l/100 km
CO2 emissions: 159 g/km
Energy Rating: F
Uitstootniveau: Euro 5
Base price (kerb): 29.490 euro
Price testauto (kerb): 43.600 euro

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest

Rijtest Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Driving-Dutchman autotest