Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 Review – Mitsubishi has planted some nice milestones in the history of the automobile: Pajero, L200, Colt, throw. TheOutlander PHEV is one of few plug-in hybrids whose rate is based on the capacity of the market. But with an annual production of 1 million units, the Japanese brand has not reached the required size to emerge. Evidenced by the weakness of its positions in France: 2 922 sales in 2016 (- 26%), increased decline (-38%) in the first half of 2017.
Dimensions Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
To right the ship, Mitsubishi expects the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018, SUV that fits by size (4.41 m) between ASX (4.30 m) and Outlander (4.70 m). It does not replace the ASX, which continued despite seven years of age, and that the next generation will be shorter to go down in the urban SUV segment.
There are Sterns to the simpler design and offering a better rear vision than that of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018, with his telescope to double floor. But the example of the Toyota C – HR proves that sometimes the excess pay.
Leak, tailgate on double floor strongly inclined roof and high beltline announcing it: the Eclipse is part of the new wave of compact SUV in format cut four doors initiated by the Land Rover Evoque in 2011. She is a carrier, as indicated by the success of the Peugeot 3008 and Toyota C – HR. If you offer engines
in line with taxation in force in France. This is the case of the ASX: 115 HP gas, 115 HP diesel. Not one of the Eclipse.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 Engine
He landed with a new 1.5 turbo petrol 163 HP (151 g/km of CO2(, €1 490 Malus) homemade doubled 4 x 4 CVT version which is not helping his case (159 g, €2 610). A diesel is announced for June 2018: its unique configuration (150 HP 4 x 4 BVA) promised him also a penalty four-digit which is a conviction.
Mitsubishi doesn’t have the means to make tailor-made. The Europe market weighs too little in its global results to justify preferential treatment. The recent rally of Mitsubishi in the Renault-Nissan group prohibits the Eclipse to recover small engines of the ASX, Peugeot. design Therefore, maybe he’ll a great career in Russia, Germany, Britain and Switzerland, countries where the environmental taxation is softer. But in France, will remain confidential.
Of course as a 1.5 petrol engine turbo 163 ch is fun to handle! A beautiful sound, punch to all floors when the right hand falls a report to keep it high in the towers, 10.3 s from 0 to 100 km/h. Even better (9.8 s) version 4 x 4 box CVT, but without the satisfaction of playing the lever, and with painful elasticity to the stimulus on winding road, ransom of all automatic transmissions in drive.
The long travel of the lever of the mechanical box does not have a light-hearted driving on winding road. Nor a direction too soft to transcribe the efforts supported by the front wheels, which yield quickly to the temptation of understeer when they are in 16 inches. Chassis, borrowed from the ASX, favours the comfort without showing too much fondness for the roll. However time: seven years. Any other compact SUV, with newer chassis, are today are doing better in the compromise between comfort and efficiency, including the Peugeot 3008.
Better so, despite his nervous line, stick to a peaceful use of the Eclipse Cross. As for the rear vision, no surprise, she is disturbed by the horizontal bar of the tailgate to double glass, classic backhand of this stylistic choice.
But the real black point of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 in this essence 163 ch version, it’s consumption. Even if divine intervention removed tomorrow the malus, 151 g/km of CO2It would be much too for an SUV of this size and power. The comparison is cruel: 129 g/km and 8.9 s from 0 to 100 km/h for the Peugeot 3008 1.6 THP 165 BVA, 139 g/km and 9.2 s to the Renault Kadjar TCe 165, 134 g/km and 8.9 s for the Nissan Qashqai DIG – T 163.
The protection of the Cross Eclipse clogs are for cosmetic use: no other talent on the paths that a ground of 18 cm, and 4 x 4 version of the modes of land clearance and snow. They do not have the same efficiency, to escape by force of the mud and ruts, that 50/50 differential lock mode present on ASX and Outlander.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 Interior & Trunk
The quality of the reception of the Eclipse Cross, or at least its perception varies strongly one finish to another. At its first guest, this isn’t the Party on board. The Eclipse has yet made efforts: keys of chrome, plastic foams or carbon effect, nearby housing. But its central console architecture spoils the table: a Millefeuille of items stacked in layers, without consistency or overall movement: some overflow, others not.
Dash made a much better impression at the Instyle level: screen 8.2-inch touchpad control asked embossed on the center console, good quality finish.
Instyle, finishing a wide screen 8.2 inches, placed on the dashboard, pulls the Eclipse Cross by bringing its domestic treatment the touch of modernity that failed him on the guest floor. Curiously, no GPS integrated into Instyle: the screen reproduced the smartphone GPS directions. What is the solution of the future? No doubt: why have two GPS on board, one on his cell phone, another on the multimedia screen? But is the solution of the present time, that the public wants today? Another question.
Trunk and rear seats Eclipse Cross 2018
The seat slides 60/40 of 20 cm, the record tilts from 16 to 32 °: the rear seats of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross are really welcoming.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018, a consequence of his sloping hatchback, is not the King of cargo: 341 l. But he overcomes this shortcoming by a seat that slides on 21 cm, for the benefit of your choice, volume loading (448 l) or space in the second row. It also offers a space under the floor of the trunk, and its cargo area remains flat when the back files are folded down.
However, are missing even in finishing Instyle, two facilities now widespread among the compact SUV and facilitate life: automatic folding of the seat from the trunk, and the tailgate power closing. It is heavy, and its handle is high for a small size!
A very slanted tailgate never serves the cause of cargo. But a sliding seat door 341 448 l the capacity of the trunk of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018.
The Eclipse Cross down into the lion’s den: more than 35 different models in the compact SUV category the most competitive french market. But with what weapon? The right fuel not good displacement, while all his rivals offer one or more small diesels.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 Price and Equipment
Looking good, appears a micro-market gasoline around 163 HP. That weighs exactly since the beginning of 2017?
444 Nissan Qashqai essence 163 ch (4.39 m, €26 850), or 4% of 11 500 Qashqai sales; 149 Renault Kadjar TCe 165 (4,45 m, €30 700), or 1% of sales 13 300 Kadjar; 2 137 Peugeot 3008 THP 165 BVA (4,45 m, €34 050), or 8% of sales 28 400 3008. Either still 299 Ford Kuga 1.5 EcoBoost 150 ch (4.52 m, €24 850), or 5% of sales 5976 Kuga. That’s where hand fight the Eclipse: on a wet 7 500 annual sales market, with a sparse network of distribution and a penalty that is significantly higher than that of its rivals.
If there is a demand for compact SUV petrol engine, it is a notch below: since January, Peugeot has sold more of 3008 in petrol THP 130 (8 547 units, 30%) version. Ditto for Nissan Qashqai 115 ch essence (2 460 units, 21%), or Renault with the Kadjar TCe 130 (3 749 units, 28%). Because these versions are outside the malus, and start down: €22 450 Qasqhai, €24 500 for the Kadjar, €25 900 for the 3008.
Review of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018
The question is even more if the Cross Eclipse payroll in the category of compact SUV purchase. Its sliding bench is convenient, its pleasant line, its significant comfort. But what good? We don’t sell a comb to a bald guy. There is no market in France for a compact engine SUV gasoline 163 ch, there is hardly one for a diesel 150 HP 4 x 4 BVA version.
The salvation of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 will perhaps to term by small TCe and dCi Renault, new owner of the Japanese House. But then, what is the interest for Mitsubishi to send France a model engine, built for other markets, are not customs or taxation of the country, and thus to begin his career in failure?