2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gets sharper exterior styling with better ergonomics

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has unveiled the facelift 2022 Eclipse Cross. The facelifted model has receive some cosmetic updates both on the exterior and interior.

At the front, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gets a new gloss black grille, a redesigned front bumper guard along with redesigned front headlamps. The facelifted crossover will also be adopting the evolved version of Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield design.

Moving to the rear, the 2022 Eclipse Cross gets a redesigned rear window and tailgate. The new tailgate features a sharply sculpted hexagon design reminiscent of the company’s iconic rear-mounted spare tire shape. MMC says that it doesn’t only give the crossover a sleeker profile, but it further enhances visibility.

Inside the cabin, the cosmetic updates are less extensive. A new black interior with silver accents and light grey leather seats give the cabin a more upmarket feeling. The dash layout has been altered slightly; positioning the new 8-inch smartphone-link display audio (SDA) system closer to both the driver and front passenger.

A notable absence in the facelifted cabin is the touchpad control, which was found on the pre-facelift model. The touchpad control has been replaced with tactile volume and tuning knobs located on the display audio instead. It also opens up more storage space on the center console.

Powering the 2022 Eclipse Cross is the same 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine found in the pre-facelift model, paired with an 8-speed CVT that produces 163 hp and 250 Nm of torque.

MMC also said that they will be introducing a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variant of the 2022 Eclipse Cross in selected markets, but did not divulge any further information about the electrified model.

The 2022 Eclipse Cross will likely come with both two- or four-wheel drive configuration. The four-wheel drive variant will get the Mitsubishis latest generation Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) system, an electronic dial that optimises the vehicle’s dynamics to three driving modes – Auto, Snow and Gravel.

In terms of safety, the 2022 Eclipse Cross should mirror that of the pre-facelift model. That means standard safety equipment across the range including seven airbags, ABS, Active Stability Control, Hill Start Assist, Brake Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), and automatic high beam.


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