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AutoCar.co.uk posted a review on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and it's pretty darn good.

Low down torque has been noted as a good amount in the gasoline engine variant and has a good exhaust soundtrack. The refuses to get within 500rpm of it's 6000rpm redline which is something else to note if you like to live on the edge like I do from time to time.

They also mention that it feels like it does a better job than the 9.8 second 0-62 claimed time.

It’s hard to love the CVT gearbox, though. It’s by no means the worst of its genre, but even with programmed stepped ratios to cut down on the food blender impression in full accelerator-on-carpet mode it still struggles to convince, slurring between its pretend gears. There’s also noticeable surging at manoeuvring speeds.
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mitsubishi/first-drives/mitsubishi-eclipse-cross-2018-review

 

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That CVT sounds good to me since i dont have too many needs out of an SUV like this. My main day-to-day concern is that it can overtake vehicles at speeds faster than the posted limit which with the EC's torque spread can be done easily... maybe after all its deserving of the Eclipse badge???
 

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I'll never feel that it's deserving of the Eclipse badge, but it's much like my issue with the new Dodge Dart. Just wasn't deserving at all of the name. I understand the concept of bringing back a familiar nameplate and all, it just seems wrong in my opinion though especially considering it's completely different.
 

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Its not the best way to carry on a name but they have good reasons. The same could be said about the Genesis line up, Genesis started as a coupe and now we have a 5000LBS Genesis sedan, no one seen that coming.

Eclipse is probably one of Mitsu's sporty marque's.
 

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That is true, and whether I think it works or not really doesn't matter and it's not something that'll bother me that much at all. Would be kind of funny if they brought back the same trim levels like an AWD model being a GSX or something
 

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That is true, and whether I think it works or not really doesn't matter and it's not something that'll bother me that much at all. Would be kind of funny if they brought back the same trim levels like an AWD model being a GSX or something
seems like this time around they're trying to turn a new page in the brand so something like that probably won't happen, how we see Lancer trims named is what we should expect of this new Eclipse Cross, since it is after all the most relevant.
 

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So that would mean we'd be looking along the lines of ES, SE, SEL, and possibly a GT? Seems to run the same way with the Outlander as well just for further reference.
 

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So that would mean we'd be looking along the lines of ES, SE, SEL, and possibly a GT? Seems to run the same way with the Outlander as well just for further reference.
Correct and I don't see why they should do any different. Can't recall a brand that doesn't run by similar trim designations on all models, there are some exceptions but typically lower trims have similar names.
 

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Ever wonder if Mitsubishi would ever come out with a performance line? Similar to the likes of STI, TRD, etc.
 

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Why not? Performance trims seems to be on the rise for practical cars. The Eclipse may not be on the same level the Jaguar F-Pace, but Jaguar has proven that people will go for performance SUVs, meaning Mitsu may get on board with it too.
 

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It's been so long and I'm surprised they haven't come out with anything. Other than the Evo, that was just a performance model. They should've came with that line a long time ago especially considering the Subie rivalry.
 

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my guess is they seen how much of the global market they can reach out to and profit off of and high performance models just aren't part of it during a time when they have no high volume selling cars. mercedes was the same way a while back and look where they are at now.
 
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