New 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Skipping the 2021 model year, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announces pricing and additional detail on their redesigned, stylish and sporty 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
Going on sale later this Spring, the new 2022 Eclipse Cross is the latest entry in the brand’s intensive product initiative to launch four updated or all-new vehicles to create one of the freshest showrooms in the industry.
Offering a full suite of upgrades inside and out and powered by a proven turbocharged 1.5-liter direct- injection engine, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross starts at just $23,395.
All trims of the Eclipse Cross can be equipped as an AWD. Mitsubishi’s motorsport- derived Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system can be added for $1,600.
Major Exterior Redesign
The extensive redesign of the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross results in a longer sleeker and more luxurious compact SUV.
the front of the vehicle, a new bumper and the latest, most striking version of the brand’s Dynamic Shield grille design present a sportier and more futuristic appearance.
A newly styled bisected lighting design features thin, high-mounted LED daytime running lights (DRLs) at the leading edge of the hood with integrated turn signal lamps just below.
Presenting a bold and broad welcome that previews the new face of future Mitsubishi Motors vehicles, stacked-and-recessed assemblies combine headlamp and fog lamp in a low-mounted position for optimal visibility.
To the rear, the sophisticated design has been carried through with a completely restyled rear hatch and window. The sharply sculpted hexagonal liftgate design is a nod to famous Mitsubishi vehicles of the past, says Mitsubishi, and integrates the vehicle’s iconic three-dimensional taillights to create a wide and stable presence.
The design change has added length to the vehicle and increased cargo space. Eclipse Cross now offers maximum total storage capacity of 50.1 cubic feet with the second row folded, and 23.4 cubic feet with the second row upright.
The vehicle has gained more than five inches in overall length. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 105.1 inches. Designers increased the vehicle’s front and rear overhangs for both improved functionality (cargo capacity) and to optimize proportions for an appealing, sporty aesthetic.
New Interior Design
Inside the updated Eclipse Cross, for the first time ever, the interior now offers a light gray leather seat option with color- contrasting black accents. This new interior color choice is only available on the SEL trim. The new interior color option is complemented by color-coordinated door trim and seats, leading to a high-quality and refined interior aesthetic.
Also new is an optional power passenger seat, available on SEL models.
Driver and front passenger heated seats are standard on LE, SE and SEL trims. A heated steering wheel is standard on the SEL trim, while the SEL with Touring package adds heated rear seats.
The rear seats feature a standard reclining function, with nine distinct recline positions.
Redesigned Infotainment and New Embedded Navigation
Highlighting the upgraded interior is a new eight-inch Smartphone-link Display Audio (SDA) system, available on LE, SE and SEL trims. Vehicles equipped with the new eight-inch SDA system feature standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
ES trims receive a standard seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system.
The touchscreen has been moved two inches closer to the driver and features volume and tuning knobs for easier use. The previous center console touchpad has been removed.
For the first time, Eclipse is fitted with an onboard navigation system – the industry-first embedded ‘what3words’ integration is now standard on Eclipse Cross SE and SEL.
A global addressing system, what3words divides the world into a grid of three-meter-by-three-meter squares, each of which is assigned a unique what3words address. The system allows pinpoint navigation, even in remote, unpopulated areas, offering greater accuracy and specificity than street address-based systems.
The navigation system also includes TomTom live traffic information and mapping.
Revise Suspension and Handling
With the styling changes and added length, engineers worked to ensure that Eclipse Cross retained its comfortable and confident driving feel.
The suspension has been thoroughly refined, with retuned shocks and springs, including the addition of larger rear shock shafts for better ride control. Engineers also addressed both bounce and rebound control to provide a smooth yet sporty ride, regardless of road surface.
Additional changes include the rear suspension cross member now being connected by a double vibration insulator for a more rigid connection, offering a more planted feel than the previous bushing setup.
Expanded Available Safety Features
Every 2022 Eclipse Cross receives standard advanced driver assistance systems, including standard Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) on all trims.
Those seeking the latest safety technology will also appreciate that Automatic High Beam (AHB) assist headlamps and rain-sensing wipers are standard on LE, SE and SEL trim levels. SE and above trims continue to offer other key safety features as standard equipment, including Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA)8and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Pricing and Warranty
Every 2022 Eclipse Cross boasts an industry leading warranty: a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty; and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in 2WD trim are: ES $23,395, LE $24,745, SE $2,145, SE w/Panorama Package $27,145, SEL $27,395 and SEL w/Touring Package $29,495.
Mitsubishi’s advanced Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system can be added to any trim level for an additional $1,600.
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Source: Mitsubishi Press Release