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wasabi 06-15-2019 06:01 PM

2.2L Diesel Eclipse Cross anyone?
A diesel version of the Eclipse Cross is available but limited to certain markets. Would be great if North America got them!

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is now available with a 2.2-liter diesel engine in its home market.

Already on sale in European markets, the turbocharged four-cylinder puts out 145 PS (143 HP) at 3,500 rpm and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque at 2,000 rpm in Japan-spec, slightly down on the 148 PS (146 hp) and 388 Nm (286 lb-ft) of the Euro versions.

The 2.2-liter direct-injected turbodiesel is hooked to an eight-speed automatic transmission with a sport mode and standard four-wheel-drive. In this configuration, the Eclipse Cross is claimed to average 14.2 km/L (7 l/100 km/33.4 mpg US) in the WLTC cycle.

Mitsubishi describes the engine as a “clean diesel” thanks to its Urea Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) water system that reduces exhaust emissions by breaking down and removing nitrogen oxides (NOx) from the exhaust gas, while average CO2 emissions are rated at 182 g/km as per the WLTC standards.

As with the gasoline-powered version of the Eclipse Cross, the diesel model will be available in Japan in four trim levels: M, G, G Plus Package, and Black Edition. The Eclipse Cross diesel went on sale in Japan on June 13, with prices ranging from 3,061,800 yen to 3,424,680 yen ($28,300-$31,650).

The other engine choice available locally is a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline four that makes 150 PS (148 hp) at 5,500 rpm and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque between 2,000 and 3,500 rpm. It only comes with a CVT and is available in both front- and four-wheel-drive configurations.

LunchB0x 06-23-2019 12:54 PM

It would be so handy in North America with the kind of mileage it gets. It's annoying how overlooked diesel engines are in the US.

slippercream 06-26-2019 11:03 PM


I vote that they instead offer a 4B12 variant of the cross, with a TD03 (or TD04, if possible). That's a 2.4L engine with a turbocharger capable of upwards of 400hp.
Then a proper automatic transmission that can handle the torque.

This vehicle has laughable gas mileage as it is. Unless you add a hybrid electric powerplant or two to supplement the measly and sluggish output from this 1.5L with probably really horrible head flow, don't expect to get 30mpg, even with a diesel.
The average driver's natural inclination to get more "power on demand" from a vehicle is to stomp on the accelerator. If the vehicle just doesn't have that oomph, it will eventually get up to speed, having consumed more fuel then necessary and not having accelerated any quicker.

The 3.8L N/A MIVEC engine in the 2006-2012 Eclipse GT has better gas mileage than the Cross. Actual clock with 10% ethanol pump gas @ about 400 miles a tank and cruising at an average of 2500-2800rpm (17.7gal tank). That's an average of about 22.5mpg.
The 1.5L turbocharged MIVEC engine in the Cross @ 10% ethanol pump gas gets 300miles a tank at an average of 3000-4000rpm cruising between highway and city (15.8 gal tank). That's an average of about 19mpg.

Someone tell me why that is? Ohhh yeah. Bad transmission, underpowered engine, and a whale of a body. And that's compared to a coupe that's engineered off the same chassis as a full-size Endeavor! With more than TWICE the displacement of the supposedly economical T/C cross.

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