Mitsubishi Motors has been changing things up as of late, and we’re all looking forward to what Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has planned. The Alliance shared a new business plan Alliance 2030 to shine some light on the next few years of electric vehicle (EV) technology and connected mobility, whereas Mitsubishi Motors’ current business strategy seems to be releasing new generations of models already in the lineup before it reveals something new. The last vehicle getting a next-generation model was the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, but it seems the Eclipse Cross will beat it to the punch. Check out the highlights for the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
Across the entire lineup of this model, a 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine makes up the power. Able to generate up to 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, this crossover may not win any drag races, but it does share some equipment with vehicles that race in the World Rally Championship and in the desert dunes of Dakar. The new 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is equipped with Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system, a combination of Adaptive Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), and Active Yaw Control (AYC) to distribute driving torque to the rear wheels and provide driver control in various types of terrain.
Mitsubishi skipped the 2020 model year for the Outlander and Eclipse Cross and went straight to 2022 to reveal newly designed models with various upgrades. The 2023 Eclipse Cross keeps these new upgrades, especially the design updates that show off the new Mitsubishi’s Dynamic Shield at the front, plus a new rear hatch and window. Let’s face it, the previous rear window was a safety hazard with a bar running along the middle. Going for a sportier look, Mitsubishi Motors’ Dynamic Shield grille design is bold, with thin, high-mounted LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and integrated turn signals below those to let drivers up ahead know of your intentions for merging. Speaking of other drivers, the fog lights to a lower position to minimize the glare drivers ahead of you may experience.
The rear window has been upgraded to offer a wider field of view, in the shape of a hexagon to match the style of previous Mitsubishi SUV models. Another noteworthy change to the exterior is the new 18-inch alloy wheel design available for the LE, SE and SEL trim levels. The SEL trim comes with a body color front bumper, whereas the SE trim adds a silver front bumper garnish.
Tech and Safety
For 2023, the Eclipse Cross comes with plenty of comfort and tech features – staples like Apple CarPlay®4 and Android AutoTM5 integration on LE trim and above. When the automaker becomes a Google Car, as mentioned in the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance business strategy, we don’t plan on seeing Apple anymore. Convenient features like Automatic High Beam (AHB) assist headlamps and rain-sensing wipers are standard on LE, SE, and SEL trim levels. Some standard safety features include Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). The more advanced features, like Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) can be found on the SE trim and above.
A Great Warranty
Like all Mitsubishi Motors vehicles, the automaker has some of the best and longest-lasting warranties for new vehicles. These include a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty; and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program. Interested? You can find your new 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at Miami Lakes Automall today.