Bold Cross-Over Sets Pace
By Derek Price
The 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross makes its sophomore debut, continuing its fusion of sharp coupe looks and dynamic SUV mobility with signature Mitsubishi styling and performance.
New for 2019 are gloss black window switch panels for the LE model and accessory roof rail for all trims.
Other distinguishing features are its design that motivates the driver to get out and go, connectivity that inspires new fun adventures, and all-wheel control technology which delivers an enjoyable, reassuring feel that elevates the driving experience.
The distinctly sharp and dynamic Mitsubishi SUV coupe form is distinguished by its wedge profile with distinctive beltline and strong character line, a forward raked rear window, the sharply cut off rear gate and short overhang, and beefy fenders projecting the image of a powerful athlete.
The DYNAMIC SHIELD front design concept refers to the protective shield shape visually formed by the black central area represented by a black radiator grille that symbolizes the performance of the car. The black area is embraced from three directions – from the left, right, and bottom. DYNAMIC SHIELD emphasizes the front end’s functionalities aimed at protecting both people and the car itself.
The horizontal dashboard, silver metal frames and black/silver monotone color scheme create a refined interior that is both dynamic and sporty. With its thin display audio and the Head Up Display, the futuristic cockpit inspires a sense of excitement for the driver in the vehicle.
Maximizing luggage space utility without spoiling its stylish coupe-SUV shape, the rear seat uses a 60:40 split with long slide-and-recline adjustment. In addition to providing rear occupants with plenty of legroom, this also allows them to settle on their favorite seating posture and enjoy long trips with ample headroom despite a roof that slopes down toward the rear.
The Eclipse Cross is fitted with the Smartphone Link Display Audio system, a Touchpad Controller and Head Up Display which allow the driver to handle and interpret different types of information more easily and safely.
Smartphone Link Display Audio supports Apple CarPlay, the smarter, safer way to use your iPhone in the car. The driver can use Siri or the Smartphone Link Display Audio’s touch screen to get directions optimized for traffic conditions, make and receive calls, access text messages, and listen to music, all in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Smartphone Link Display Audio also supports the Android Auto which provides voice controlled operation of Google Maps, Google Play music and other apps. The Touchpad Controller can operate audio functions like radio, as well as Apple CarPlay.
Placing the Touchpad Controller in the center console allows the driver to operate the Smartphone Link Display Audio easily and without having to change position.
- Advanced seven air bag SRS system including driver’s side knee air bag.
- Anti-lock braking system with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist.
- Active Stability Control.
- Traction Control Logic.
- Hill Start Assist.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
- Electric Park Brake Switch with Auto Hold.
- Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
- Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beam headlights, Forward Collision Mitigation and Lane Departure Warning.
- Three-point seatbelts and head restraints for all seating positions.
- LATCH child-restraint system.
- Child safety rear door locks.
- Anti-theft engine immobilizer and alarm system.
- RISE body construction
- Mitsubishi Motors’ patented Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution safety cell body construction.