In my country, within a period of 3 years, I drove the new Toyota Rush 1.5, Toyota CHR 1.2T and 1.8 Hybrid, Honda HRV 1.8, Honda Vezel 1.5 Hybrid, Nissan Qashqai 1.2T and 2.0, Datsun Cross 1.2, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 1.5T, Mitsubishi ASX 2.0, Mazda CX3 2.0, Suzuki Jimny 1.5, Suzuki Ignis 1.2, Suzuki SX4 S-Cross 1.6, Suzuki Vitara 1.6, Suzuki XL7 1.5, Subaru XV 1.6 and 2.0, Hyundai i20 Active 1.4, Hyundai Creta 1.6, Hyundai Venue 1.6, Kia Seltos 1.6, Kia Niro 1.6 Hybrid, Kia Sportage 1.6 and 2.0, Chevrolet Trax 1.4T, Ford EcoSport 1.0T, Jeep Compass 1.4T and the BAIC x25 1.5.
My favorites were the Vitara, XV and Eclipse Cross. To me, the XV and the Eclipse Cross are the best and the Vitara would come in 3rd place. The Kia Seltos and Sportage were absolute trash in my opinion. The Datsun Cross and BAIC x25 are amazingly inferior, they both would make a Daewoo Nubira/Llanos or Chevy Cavalier look like a Lexus. Now, if we had access to the Mazda CX-30 then I have a feeling that would have been my #1.Be it as it may, we are looking forward to this new addition and we trust that the performance and reliability we got in our Lancer and Galant back in 2009 and 1980 respectively would continue on the day of collection and beyond!
The only negative I can think about with the Eclipse Cross is that Jatco supplied transmission. Outside of that, I think its a winner and that 2021/2022 refresh looks horrid. The funky and polarizing look of the current Eclipse Cross identity was lost with that upcoming update. Lastly, if the rumors are correct where future Mitsubishis would share Renault/Nissan platforms then count me out. This could very well be our 3rd and last genuine Mitsubishi product. What a shame.