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The 2022 Eclipse is officially here! It's going to launch in Australia and New Zealand in November and in the United States during the first quarter of 2021.

Here's the press release from Mitsubishi:

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today revealed the restyled 2022 Eclipse Cross, offering a sleek, sporty SUV appearance and improved driving confidence and comfort.

The new Eclipse Cross will first launch in Australia and New Zealand in November, and in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021. While there will be a plug-in hybrid variant of the vehicle available in select markets, there are no plans at this time to add the PHEV model for the U.S.

"From the day we started to rethink the new Eclipse Cross, we wanted to address an attitude of boosted road performance and eco-friendliness, all with a stand-out style that will take this SUV to the next level," said Minoru Uehara, chief product specialist of MMC, who is responsible for leading and facilitating the creation of the new Eclipse Cross. "Besides the contemporary exterior and comfortable and smart interior, MITSUBISHI MOTORS' legendary Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system ensures that drivers are always in control for their next adventure."

Refreshed Design Inside Out

The redesigned Eclipse Cross features significant styling enhancements, producing a sleek sporty SUV appearance. Never before has a Mitsubishi vehicle been so design-forward, as Eclipse Cross brings sophistication to the next level. The result is a vehicle that looks sleek, stable, upscale and unique.

The front end adopts an evolved version of Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield design concept, expressing strength and security. A new front bumper guard and refreshed light layout completes the front design with a bold, dynamic look.

The sleek silhouette continues to the rear with a redesigned hatch and rear window, giving a more sophisticated SUV styling and resulting in improved rear visibility as well as distinctive and contemporary styling. Eclipse Cross' iconic three-dimensional taillights extend upwards and inwards, and enhance the look with a stable and wide presence. The new tailgate features a sharply sculpted hexagon design reminiscent of the company's iconic rear-mounted spare tire shape, blending the sleek and elegant style with the ruggedness and dependability expectations of an SUV.

Inside the cabin, a new black interior with silver accents and light gray1 leather seats creates a more sophisticated look. Door trims also coordinate with the car seat color to feature a high-quality, sporty interior space. Eclipse Cross' interior has always been an exciting and comfortable place to spend time, and the new changes move it to a more enjoyable and upscale level.

A new 8-inch smartphone-link display audio (SDA) system comes standard, giving the driver a better view of the information and easier operation. The screen has been moved closer to the driver and front-seat passenger for ease of use, and now incorporates volume and turning knobs for fast reference. The touchpad that was previously used for multiple functions has been removed to allow for more storage space on the center console.

Engineered For Eco-Friendly and Dynamic Performance

Carried over from the previous model, the Eclipse Cross is fitted with the company's 1.5-liter MIVEC direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A thoroughly modern design, the MIVEC engine is all-aluminum for light weight, and perfectly balances the seemingly distinct priorities of power and efficiency.

Using a compact turbocharger reduces fuel consumption but also minimizes turbo lag for driver-centric feel and performance, while the combination of direct fuel injection and turbocharging delivers greater efficiency at all roads and engine speeds. Paired with an eight-speed sports mode continuously variable transmission (CVT), the new Eclipse Cross optimizes driving dynamics while also achieving low fuel consumption.

Confidence-Inspiring Driving Pleasure

MITSUBISHI MOTORS' S-AWC system delivers stable handling and precise control, giving drivers confidence to conquer on-road conditions with ease. The springs in the front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension have been finely tuned. Together with enlarged rear suspension absorbers, the ECLIPSE CROSS exerts the performance of S-AWC and greatly enhances maneuverability.

Combining SUV versatility with bold, distinctive design, the Eclipse Cross has won multiple global awards, including the Good Design Award in 2018 and the RJC Car of the Year in 2019.

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Meh! The front end mimics that of their Japan only larger SUV the Xpander (see pic) which points to this being the new shield shape for the future maybe. Not a fan...


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The back end looks like a Nissan X-Trail in the light arrangement to me. Some of their influence creeping in?

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Removing the trackpad and putting the knobs on the screen is a backward step IMHO. The PHEV model will be interesting to see when/if we get it next year.
 

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Meh! The front end mimics that of their Japan only larger SUV the Xpander (see pic) which points to this being the new shield shape for the future maybe. Not a fan...


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The back end looks like a Nissan X-Trail in the light arrangement to me. Some of their influence creeping in?

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Removing the trackpad and putting the knobs on the screen is a backward step IMHO. The PHEV model will be interesting to see when/if we get it next year.
I agree .... I think that while individuals at first dislike they had adopted and appreciate it .... i dislike the backend not an improvement IMO
 

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The 2022 Eclipse is officially here! It's going to launch in Australia and New Zealand in November and in the United States during the first quarter of 2021.

Here's the press release from Mitsubishi:

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today revealed the restyled 2022 Eclipse Cross, offering a sleek, sporty SUV appearance and improved driving confidence and comfort.

The new Eclipse Cross will first launch in Australia and New Zealand in November, and in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2021. While there will be a plug-in hybrid variant of the vehicle available in select markets, there are no plans at this time to add the PHEV model for the U.S.

"From the day we started to rethink the new Eclipse Cross, we wanted to address an attitude of boosted road performance and eco-friendliness, all with a stand-out style that will take this SUV to the next level," said Minoru Uehara, chief product specialist of MMC, who is responsible for leading and facilitating the creation of the new Eclipse Cross. "Besides the contemporary exterior and comfortable and smart interior, MITSUBISHI MOTORS' legendary Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system ensures that drivers are always in control for their next adventure."

Refreshed Design Inside Out

The redesigned Eclipse Cross features significant styling enhancements, producing a sleek sporty SUV appearance. Never before has a Mitsubishi vehicle been so design-forward, as Eclipse Cross brings sophistication to the next level. The result is a vehicle that looks sleek, stable, upscale and unique.

The front end adopts an evolved version of Mitsubishi's signature Dynamic Shield design concept, expressing strength and security. A new front bumper guard and refreshed light layout completes the front design with a bold, dynamic look.

The sleek silhouette continues to the rear with a redesigned hatch and rear window, giving a more sophisticated SUV styling and resulting in improved rear visibility as well as distinctive and contemporary styling. Eclipse Cross' iconic three-dimensional taillights extend upwards and inwards, and enhance the look with a stable and wide presence. The new tailgate features a sharply sculpted hexagon design reminiscent of the company's iconic rear-mounted spare tire shape, blending the sleek and elegant style with the ruggedness and dependability expectations of an SUV.

Inside the cabin, a new black interior with silver accents and light gray1 leather seats creates a more sophisticated look. Door trims also coordinate with the car seat color to feature a high-quality, sporty interior space. Eclipse Cross' interior has always been an exciting and comfortable place to spend time, and the new changes move it to a more enjoyable and upscale level.

A new 8-inch smartphone-link display audio (SDA) system comes standard, giving the driver a better view of the information and easier operation. The screen has been moved closer to the driver and front-seat passenger for ease of use, and now incorporates volume and turning knobs for fast reference. The touchpad that was previously used for multiple functions has been removed to allow for more storage space on the center console.

Engineered For Eco-Friendly and Dynamic Performance

Carried over from the previous model, the Eclipse Cross is fitted with the company's 1.5-liter MIVEC direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A thoroughly modern design, the MIVEC engine is all-aluminum for light weight, and perfectly balances the seemingly distinct priorities of power and efficiency.

Using a compact turbocharger reduces fuel consumption but also minimizes turbo lag for driver-centric feel and performance, while the combination of direct fuel injection and turbocharging delivers greater efficiency at all roads and engine speeds. Paired with an eight-speed sports mode continuously variable transmission (CVT), the new Eclipse Cross optimizes driving dynamics while also achieving low fuel consumption.

Confidence-Inspiring Driving Pleasure

MITSUBISHI MOTORS' S-AWC system delivers stable handling and precise control, giving drivers confidence to conquer on-road conditions with ease. The springs in the front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension have been finely tuned. Together with enlarged rear suspension absorbers, the ECLIPSE CROSS exerts the performance of S-AWC and greatly enhances maneuverability.

Combining SUV versatility with bold, distinctive design, the Eclipse Cross has won multiple global awards, including the Good Design Award in 2018 and the RJC Car of the Year in 2019.

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Single knowb would be enough...it takes aware from the clean design.... its funny how people complain about a knob, yet in the near future they all will be using it as most definately it will be obsolete...my s20 has no hard home button i didnt like the idea yet now I dont want any phone with button..
Reviewer complain that there's no mute button and that's its hard to turn up and down the volume... which couldn't be further from the truth... power button double for power n mute, ...volume is way easily increase and decrease via touch pad right at your finger tip. ... now how can you be doing a review and simple stuff like this your not aware.
The rear split glass is actually at a lower end of rare hence better visibility of vehicle close behind. .so its actually a plus window and not a split.... they are so many vehicle that the rear visibility is small its next to being blind. So the removal of the unique rear split i prefer over this...but I am yet to see other angles...
However I am loving the front look ... but the headlight moving to lower bumper like the expander I dont like.
Overall I am not impress or interested to trade in.... I can bet that the whole front can be place on existing EC models :)
 

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bet that the whole front can be place on existing EC models
Yes, I thought the same thing. The bonnet/hood line looks the same so they didn't have new panels to make. So it would be easy to add to an older model down the track if a salvage yard/wreckers ever ended up with a rear end write off.
 

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I didn't notice the head lights at first. But yeah that is kind of weird that it's in the lower portion! For the record I like the track pad and no knob for the infotainment, but I also really really wish it had a mute. I use mute on everything (other cars, tv, computer). I don't know if I would trade a knob for a mute though.
 

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I didn't notice the head lights at first. But yeah that is kind of weird that it's in the lower portion! For the record I like the track pad and no knob for the infotainment, but I also really really wish it had a mute. I use mute on everything (other cars, tv, computer). I don't know if I would trade a knob for a mute though.
The power button on all mitsubishi radio serve as mute button.
Once radio is on and u press power button the radio mute, press again it unmute and resume.
 

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The power button on all mitsubishi radio serve as mute button.
Once radio is on and u press power button the radio mute, press again it unmute and resume.
I see that but the button is not in a great spot for a quick mute and further if you are listening to bluetooth the lag when it by turns back on is not seamless. I think the mode button on the steering wheel should be mute. All my previous SUVs have one on the steering wheel which is helpful for a rear passenger needing your attention for a quick moment. The power button on the right side of the infotainment isn't a quick flick, especially for left hand drive cars like the US.
 

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I see that but the button is not in a great spot for a quick mute and further if you are listening to bluetooth the lag when it by turns back on is not seamless. I think the mode button on the steering wheel should be mute. All my previous SUVs have one on the steering wheel which is helpful for a rear passenger needing your attention for a quick moment. The power button on the right side of the infotainment isn't a quick flick, especially for left hand drive cars like the US.
Ok...so you are not saying there's no mute button but instead, you don't like how its implemented.
I haven't notice any lag with Bluetooth when its resuming, however cases where the phone has security/password theres likely to be delay due to security protocol especially after device sleep.
2 method to quickly reduce volume and mute eg: for conversation are power/mute button which is ok for me as its on the driver's right hand side.
Other is 2 finger draw down on touch pad which o find to be very responsive.
 

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I know the trac pad swipe, that's what I currently use. I don't think the power button is a true mute button. It's just an audio power button. I feel it's missing a true mute button. If it were a true mute button the music would continue to play but the volume would just mute, therefore when you resume the song would be further along, not pick up where it left off when you pressed it...
 

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Thought I would buy the new one..tho after seeing the pics I’ll just keep my 18. Back end looks awful..o really like the split window and the hidden wiper blade. Oh well..maybe next upgrade year
 
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