MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE CROSS: PRICE TRIMMED

Mitsubishi_Eclipse_Cross_ES_frontMitsubishi Motors Australia has introduced an new entry-level ES variant to its Eclipse Cross SUV range.

The ES sits under the existing Eclipse Cross LS, Exceed and Exceed AWD models and comes in at a price obviously designed to attract the eye – $29,990. But don’t forget you will also need to pay dealer and statutory charges.

Mitsubishi has long been a major player in the SUV / 4WD markets in Australia and when the Eclipse Cross was launched earlier this year it joined the ASX, Outlander, Pajero Sport and Pajero in the marque’s extensive range.

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As with the others in Eclipse Cross range, the ES is powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine developing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. Transmission is through an advanced CVT automatic with Sport mode and manual shift paddles.

There is no AWD option, which is hardly a downside as the great majority of small and midsize SUVs these days are bing bought as family cars. Indeed, the only Eclipse Cross offered with AWD is the topline Exceed at $38,500.

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The new Eclipse Cross ES has 18-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic dimming headlights, front foglamps and a reversing camera.

MODEL RANGE
ES: $29,990
LS 2WD: 31,990
Exceed 2WD: $36,000
Exceed AWD: $38,500
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Mitsubishi dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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