Mitsubishi to end the new-launch drought in India with ‘Eclipse Cross’
India awaited for Mitsubishi’s new products for long, but the wait is about to end. After Outlander, the next grand launch from mitsubishi will be the Eclipse Cross – a new 5 seater SUV that’s already on sale board.
Uttam bose, Managing Director, Mitsubishi India, has confirmed that Eclipse Cross is indeed being ready for the Indian market. With the addition of certain features, mandated by Indian Regulations, the Eclipse cross will be launched in 2020.
This revised version of Eclipse cross underpins the Outlander. The Eclipse Cross sports a bold, chrome heavy face, a couple like roofline and a split tail gate design that’ll undoubtedly polarise opinions.
2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Eclipse Cross comes with a leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a Rockford Fosgate music system, among other features. Also on the equipment list are a 360-degree parking camera, a head-up display and dual-zone climate control. Additionally, the car’s rear seats have a sliding function that can free up as much as 200mm of legroom.
Limited variety of products have been sold by the company in the past including the Cedia Sports, Lancer and Evo X sedans. But now, the company has put the focus on SUVs globally. As a matter of fact, the Lancer Evo marquee is going to make a comeback with crossover model in the future. Surprised? Don’t be. SUVs are the bread winners for many manufactures and Mitsubishi is moving with the times. For India too, the strategy remains the same and Mitsubishi will be concentrating its efforts to make a dent in the SUV market.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse and the Mitsubishi Xpander, are both set to make their debut by 2020. What are these cars and why do you need to know about them? Let’s see…
2020 Mitsubishi Xpander
Both the Mitsubishi Eclipse and Xpander were globally revealed last year and are MUVs. The Mitsubishi Xpander is an SUV-styled long MUV. This is going to settle a difference with many cars in the same category with its butch and angular appearance This makes it actually an MPV; the Xpander is a seven-seater model and is equipped with LED headlamps, LED taillights, touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels and more. The ground clearance is a healthy 205 mm, which is quite apt for a market like India. Power on the Mitsubishi Xpander comes from a 1.5-litre petrol engine tuned with 103bhp and is mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. We hope these automatic transmissions become better in the couple of years.