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Ok, I wish I knew how to understand Nihongo. Would have loved to understand what the comparison was about.

 
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On another note, I just realized colors in that video thumbnail are the reverse of what's in my avy :)
Only that the red FE is Rally Red with no pearl, and the Cross' is Diamond Red with pearl. Anyway, details.

To feed my soapbox, wouldn't have it been hilarious if they used an MR and compared the SST with the Jatco CVT?
 

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They had s similar video with the original cross as well, but it was a white Evo and in snow.

Pretty cool though thanks for posting.
Lots of understeer at that right hand turn at 1:27.

BTW.. Shouldn't we come up with some nickname for these two designs by now.
 

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Here's another one.


I find it funny (and ironically sad) that MMC Engineers still use the Evo X when doing showcases for new products and features - as if the Evo X is still their benchmark. Because in reality, there is nothing that they produce these days that serves as a halo - - - the pinnacle product / platform - - - to showcase what the brand stands for.

And from a marketing perspective, this just looks so bad. It's like saying, "Here's an AMD Radeon 6900XT, and let's compare it to the Radeon 280x, which we came up with back in 2008! Or, here's our new Ryzen 5000 series processor... And it trumps the Athlon of 2008 by about 5000%. (made up number). Never mind that it beats an Intel blow-by-blow in terms of Price and capability.

What's even sadder, is that in terms of performance, the Cross really doesn't beat out the X in terms of new (or newer) features. One might say the S-AWC in the Outlander PHEV could have revolutionized torque vectoring and catapulted Mitsubishi back to its former status of being a respected automobile manufacturer. But why wasn't it groundbreaking and well-recognized (except for maybe in the UK, where they're pulling out) ? Just totally wrong platform.

now, Hyundai... HYUNDAI!!! Tops MMC in terms of product offering and marketing portfolio. And their Veloster N is but a shadow of what the Ralliart Lancer was. Only in a 2-door. And yet it's not their halo car.

It's so sad, it's angering. It would be a different story if MMC still cared about innovating instead of just surviving. Because they could do certain things differently and still make waves. Look at the other collaborations our there and how they're thriving. It's just the same old story - bad management, and lack of vision. This is where Ghosn was good for Renault and Nissan. But, he's gone now. It's like Mitsubishi has had a Tim Cook for quite sometime now. What they need is a Soichiro Honda. Or, heck - give Dr. Evo a run at upper management!

I really hope they find success somehow with the Cross PHEV. To the end that the future product portfolio at MMC will have a chance at talking a healthy share of the market again. But I'm skeptical. Because, banking on the past workout vision and innovative thinking... We know where that's headed.

There's the word "innovative" sprinkled across several of MMC's most famous tech. Would love to return to that proud tradition, and not this sad one on display today.
 

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Nice looking car, Our first one arrived today. looks more grown up. I did like the funky rear end on the old one though.

And the new SDA is much improved :)
 

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Good you liked what you saw yesterday. Am I being thick here, but what is SDA.o_O
 

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@DibbyDibbyDJ I was curious, and wondering if you know the answer:

In one of those recent videos from what looks to be from MMC originally, I noticed the HUD showed what looked like navigation graphics info, such as "first exit on traffic circle". Hard to describe so here it is: (URL straight to 9:15.)


Not sure if this is only available on head-units with Navi. Most curious if this also shows up if using Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

About SDA - what do you say is improved? I know the touch pad really failed once connected to Android Auto or CarPlay. What else is better?
 

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It is a larger screen, and now has 2 twist knobs at the bottom, similar to new outlander. It is made by a different manufacturer, not sure who yet, so software and layout is totally different to the old kenwood units. I didnt notice if this one had Navi, although being an Aspire, it probably does. I will try to get another play this week and report back.
 

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I noticed the HUD showed what looked like navigation graphics info, such as "first exit on traffic circle".
Could be, which would indicate it does have on-board satnav. That would be a step backwards, IMHO. I have not found anything more accurate than Google maps for navigation and traffic.
 

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Yeah... I personally miss HERE. That's the service that old Mitsu Navi used. Incidentally, it was what Microsoft Maps also used - which I always thought was much more superior to Google Maps in terms of interface. (RIP MS anything mobile)

Search... totally different story, of course.
 
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