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Reviews About the New 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Last week we found out the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is finally on its way to American dealerships. Even so, those with connections in the auto industry, or people living in Europe, have already gotten their chance to drive the Eclipse Cross and have given their impressions of it. Like any new vehicle, there will be mixed reviews. Some drivers like it, some don’t, and that’s okay. Not every vehicle is for everyone. Regardless, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross does have a few things going for it, and although it shares a lot with other Mitsubishi vehicles (Outlander), it has enough positive differences to set it apart.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Reviews

Now that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is coming to America, we know more about it than we did during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show debut and more than all the cool technology in the Eclipse Cross. There’s some new stuff and some old. For example, Mitsubishi Motors has never been known to make sports cars or high performance vehicles, and although they claim their e-Evolution concept will be a performance SUV, the Eclipse Cross follows the pattern of low-tier engines. Found standard on the lineup is a turbocharged 1.5-liter L4 engine, optimized with MIVEC and direct injection fuel delivery. This 1.5-liter can generate 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and offers a fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

Permanently matched to an 8-speed continuously variable transmission, and with the option of Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC), the drive is pretty great.

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Coming to Dealerships Soon

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Miami Lakes Automall 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Performance

When we first heard about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, many were skeptical as to why Mitsubishi Motors was naming a crossover with a similar name to one of their retired models, the Mitsubishi Eclipse, that was a sports car. As we learned more about it from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and again during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Eclipse Cross got more and more exciting with new technology in the Eclipse Cross and its official addition to the Mitsubishi Motors lineup. Now, the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse is on its way to dealerships across America.

Mitsubishi Motors did a lot of interesting stuff with the Eclipse Cross following its debut. Almost as if to capitalize on American history, the automaker made use of “The Great American Eclipse” during a photoshoot and released tidbits of information about the Eclipse Cross as time went on. Now, with all the specs online, we can look at all the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has to offer.

Available in four trims, technically five*, consumers will be able to enjoy Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) driving system while on the road. This is Mitsubishi’s own all-wheel drive system, able to handle various types of terrain. The Super All-Wheel Control even offers three selectable driving modes to enhance the crossover’s performance – auto, snow, and gravel.

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Mitsubishi Advancements in Technology

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Miami Lakes Auto Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Tokyo Motor Show Interior

Miami Lakes Auto Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept Tokyo Motor Show Interior

Mitsubishi has been changing the game for some time now. Back when we covered Mitsubishi’s Centennial Anniversary, we learned that Mitsubishi Motors started research on electric vehicles (EVs) back in 1971. They were also the first to design a system that adapted to one’s driving behavior, the INVEC system, in 1990. Last time we looked at some of the nifty things Mitsubishi does with their automobiles, we covered the powertrain advancements Mitsubishi Motors made. This time, let’s look at some of the cool new tech popping up in concepts and production vehicles.

Outlander PHEV

Yes, this is another powertrain advancement, but it’s also one of technology. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has actually been doing well overseas. We have yet to get our hands on it in the states, and it’s unclear if we ever will. However, Mitsubishi Motors recently said the Outlander PHEV would come to America. So a quick refresher on this.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has several driving modes so that consumers can choose what energy/fuel to use and when. The plug-in hybrid also has three charging modes for convenience and environmental sustainability, i.e. able to charge up to 80 percent in as little as 30 minutes. The Outlander PHEV shows large advancements for its hybrid system; not only can the vehicle travel 32 miles on electricity alone with zero tailpipe emissions, but with a fully charged battery and a full tank, it has a driving range at well over 500 miles.

Infotainment

Mitsubishi Motors is finally getting an infotainment of sorts with the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Still without more than a highlights page on MitsubishiCars.com, we’re still waiting on all the specs for the Eclipse Cross. We do have a little exposé on the new technology in the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, though. The main focus is on the infotainment system Mitsubishi has placed in the Eclipse Cross – we can’t say what name is powering the system, like how the FCA has Uconnect, but there are some details.

The screen is 8 inches, almost as large as the high-tier Uconnect 8.4 touchscreen. However, instead of a touchscreen, the infotainment has a touchpad near the gearshift for interacting with apps and what’s on screen. This infotainment system can do everything other systems do, such as make phone calls, stream music, and navigate. A second nifty piece of technology in the Eclipse Cross would be the heads-up display that raises from the center console, just behind the dashboard, to relay important information to the driver without having to take their eyes off the road.

Mitsubishi Connect and Artificial Intelligence

When word about Mitsubishi putting artificial intelligence into their e-Evolution concept,  the automotive section of the internet was talking all about it. Just a concept, and probably not looking at production until 2020, a car with an artificial intelligent (AI) system integrated into it was basically unheard of as a practical, everyday happenstance. Even today, Mitsubishi only has a 3D animation to illustrate how this can work with their Mitsubishi Connect demo:

When reading about Mitsubishi Connect however, this AI system does seem kind of neat. Not only this, but the AI system is designed to go beyond the Mitsubishi INVEC system, not just adapting to one’s driving behavior, but actually measuring one’s ability to drive in certain situations. If the driver isn’t so skilled in the rain, being a semi-autonomous vehicle, the Mitsubishi e-Evolution can take over and drive for the rest of the way.

We saw more about the e-Evolution concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, where we learned Mitsubishi has even more advancements planned for its infotainment system. The interior of the vehicle itself looks futuristic, but Mitsubishi Motors aims to design their next infotainment system to go beyond entertainment. The next stop will also be safety by replacing the exterior mirrors with video screens that project the surroundings of the car to the driver at all times.

What do you think of all of these advancements? Some are concepts, yes, but we may see them in vehicles very soon. Let us know what you think on our Miami Lakes Automall Facebook page.

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The 2017 Tokyo Motor Show and Mitsubishi

Monday, October 23rd, 2017
Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Autonomous Vehicle Tech

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Autonomous Vehicle Tech

News about Mitsubishi Motors and Mitsubishi Electric have surfaced in recent weeks about two new concepts popping up at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October. After a little digging, we’ve found some old concepts that have a striking similarity to the ones we’re seeing now, one of which actually made it to production. We’ll get to that a bit later, but for now, take a look at the Tokyo Motor Show and other possibilities set forth by Mitsubishi Motors.

The Tokyo Motor Show

Yes, the Tokyo Motor Show is the next big auto show happening in the world, and being a biennial auto show, not to be confused with biannual, the show takes place every other year. The auto show is held between late October to early November and is hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). Being a platform for many more concepts than an introduction for vehicles going into production, this year’s Tokyo Motor Show is brimming with possibilities. Alongside the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, the (Frankfurt) International Motor Show in Germany, and the Paris Motor Show, the Tokyo Motor Show is one of the big five the auto press look forward to.

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The Eclipse Cross and the Great American Eclipse

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
Miami Lakes Solar Eclipse Cross Mitsubishi

Miami Lakes Solar Eclipse Cross Mitsubishi

This year, 2017, on August 21st, yourself and many other Americans will be able to experience a once in a lifetime event. Imagine, it’s a sunny day in August, summer is ending, and suddenly a large shadowy figure blots out the Sun. It’s the Great American Eclipse, and for the first time in America since 1918, we can stand in the literal shadow of the Moon! And that’s not the only eclipse to look towards – there’s also the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to look forward to.

There hasn’t been a solar eclipse, total or partial, that was visible to the entire US since … wow 72 years. Once in a lifetime is right. For those of you who aren’t crazy about science and astronomy like those of us already geeking out, a total solar eclipse is when the Moon crosses paths with the Sun while orbiting around the Earth. This puts the Moon in between the Sun and the Earth, blotting out the sky for a few minutes before its orbit causes it to pass.

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New Technology Found on the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017
Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Front Rear

Miami Lakes Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Front Rear

Although there has yet to be an official release date for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, more information is released about it every so often. When we first heard about this throwback, there were a lot of people wondering if Mitsubishi Motors had lost it. Turning a once sports car into a crossover variation had a 50/50 shot at success. However, with the lineup cutting down on small cars and shifting with the auto industry into a more SUV and crossover market, it’s possible they can pull it off.

Jump forward to the Geneva International Motor Show when the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross debuted. We talked a lot about its aesthetics, the style, and new technology popping up (literally and figuratively). Recently, Mitsubishi Motors released a video teasing the technology found in the Eclipse Cross, and it’s shaping up nicely. Perfect timing too, because we just covered the lack of a true Mitsubishi infotainment system not too long ago.

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