MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS REVIEWS | 2021 MODEL
Read and compare reviews on the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 Model from top New Zealand automotive journalists on trusted websites.
VIDEO REVIEW 2021 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS
SOURCE: COMPANY VEHICLE | YEAR: 2021
MITSUBISHI HAS SEEN A VERY BRIGHT FUTURE FOR ITS ECLIPSE CROSS SUV, JUST AS WE PREDICTED IT WOULD HAVE WHEN THE SMALLER-THAN OUTLANDER-BUT-LARGER-THAN-ASX FIRST MADE ITS DEBUT IN 2018 OR SO.
The designers have kept to the same brief: make it edgy, make it contemporary, make it stylish and…if you can…make it better.
Well, it would seem the team were up to the challenge, since they delivered a generation II model, which retains all that was great about the Eclipse Cross and refined a few things to improve it. One of the first things to note is the exterior styling which embraces the new shining bright face of Mitsubishi – thanks to LED lights – adding a touch of Eclipse to it with chrome and black, then carries the LED concept round to the back with redesigned taillights complementing the single rear glass section, which replaces the one-time split screen for improved safety over style.
ROAD TEST REVIEW: MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS VRX
SOURCE: STUFF | YEAR: 2021 | WORDS AND PHOTOS: DAMIEN O’CARROLL
MITSUBISHI HAS REFRESHED ITS SMALL/NOT SMALL (AS IN IT SELLS IN THE SMALL SEGMENT, BUT IS BIGGER THAN A LOT OF OTHERS IN THE SAME SEGMENT) ECLIPSE CROSS SUV FOR 2021, WITH A NEW LOOK AND A LOAD MORE GOODIES INSIDE.
It looks like a swoopier ASX. Why didn’t they just go with “ASX Sport”?
Why indeed. After all, the Eclipse Cross sits on the same platform as the ASX, but gets a newer, better engine and a much higher quality interior than the ASX.
The Eclipse Cross is essentially the last lingering hangover from the ‘Project Global’ effort between Mitsubishi and Chrysler in the mid-2000s that produced some truly awful cars, although to be fair, Mitsubishi managed to do far better work with the platform than Chrysler did.
The Eclipse Cross is expected to be the last car on the platform following Mitsubishi’s induction into the fragile Nissan Renault alliance, and it is a damn fine thing to go out on.
EDGY ECLIPSE – MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS REVIEW
SOURCE: TARMAC LIFE | YEAR: 2021 | WORDS AND PHOTOS: DAVE MCLEOD
CARDS ON THE TABLE, IT’S BEEN QUITE SOME TIME SINCE I’VE PILOTED A MITSUBISHI OF ANY KIND AND I MUST ADMIT TO OVERALL BEING A LITTLE EXCITED WHEN I WAS GIVEN THE KEYS TO THEIR NEW ECLIPSE CROSS, I LOOKED FORWARD TO INTRODUCING IT TO MY FAMILY AND MAYBE SEE IF WE COULD EXPLORE SOME KIWI COUNTRYSIDE.
You see to me Mitsubishi do SUVs and Utes well, they offer a welcomed sense of robustness with a kind of ‘go anywhere’ attitude to boot, so great for the adventurous Kiwi lifestyle. I was keen to discover if the Eclipse Cross upheld these traditions.
It may only sit around 4.5m long but the Eclipse seems to cast a much larger shadow, looking bold on its 18-inch shiny alloys and ready to embrace your exploits both town and country.