Japanese automaker, Mitsubishi has recently launched the long-awaited Outlander SUV in the Indian car market. If media report is to be believed, Mitsubishi will launch the Eclipse Cross in the country. It is a new five-seat SUV from the Japanese brand, which is already on sale in select international markets.
Uttam Bose, Managing Director, Mitsubishi India confirmed this development to AutoCar India. He said that the Eclipse Cross is indeed being readied for the Indian market. After addition of certain features mandated by Indian regulations, the Mitsubishi Eclipse will go on sale in India in 2020. Uttam Bose said, “Of the products in the pipeline, the launch of the Eclipse Cross will take place sooner. It already has BS-VI-compliant engines, we just need to incorporate the OBD-II, a seat belt reminder system and a speed alert system. We’re planning to launch the Eclipse Cross by 2020.”
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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is built on the thoroughly modified Outlander’s platform. In terms of proportions, the new model is 4,405mm in length, 1,805mm in width and 1,685mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,670mm. The SUV offers a boot space of 485-litres. Dimensionally, the Eclipse is bigger than the Jeep Compass and others in its category. Also See – Mitsubishi Pajero Splash Customisation Program Launched
The Mitsubishi Eclipse comes with a bold, Dynamic Shield front-end design that resembles the Outlander. The front end gets lots of chrome enhancement, while the coupe-like roofline and a split-tailgate design give it a sporty look. The Eclipse is a 5-seater crossover, which is equipped with several technologically advanced features. In terms of features, the SUV gets leather seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, a 360-degree parking camera and a Rockford Fosgate music system. The rear seats of the Cross come with a sliding function that can offer the legroom up to 200mm. Read – Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is India-Bound
The global-spec model is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 163bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. The company is also planning to add a BS-VI compliant 2.2-litre diesel engine in near future, which is also expected to be offered in the India-spec model. The petrol engine is coupled to a CVT unit, while the diesel model is likely to receive an eight-speed torque convertor. Both front wheel drive and all-wheel-drive layouts are on offer. The Mitsubishi Eclipse also comes equipped with segment leading safety features such as 7 airbags, a collision mitigation system, rear cross traffic alert, and a lane departure warning system.