When they dropped the mid-screen rear spoiler from the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, they took away some of the objections potential buyers had. That was one of my first issues when the Eclipse Cross launched in Australia a number of years ago.
More of a Sportback style, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross slotted in between the ASX and Outlander – just the right size for someone who didn’t need 7 seats or a small urban car.
The next generation Eclipse Cross is high in style, economical, and noticeable in the traffic. A good-looking vehicle. And then there’s the PHEV version. PHEV – Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle while a little bit more expensive than the petrol engine, future-proofs the journey from ICE (Internal combustion engine) to a full EV (Electric Vehicle). And with Australia committing to Net Zero in 2050, ICE vehicles don’t seem too long for new car showrooms. (Circa 2028?)
What does Mitsubishi Australia have to say?
Here now, for wherever next
Combining sophisticated aesthetics and sporty performance with SUV practicality, the new Eclipse Cross is a stylish and dynamic choice for drivers on the move.
Too many to mention individually in the SUV segment but as far as Hybrid is concerned, consider Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-30 and others. Mitsubishi is the only manufacturer to offer a PHEV in the segment at the moment
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES PHEV starts at $49,990 drive away and ends at the range-topping Exceed PHEV for about $59,990. Comparatively, the Eclipse Cross ES with a petrol engine is priced at $31,490 for a 2WD and $41,490 for a 2WD Exceed, so you’re paying nearly $20,000 for the PHEV set-up, plus you’re getting the safety of all-wheel drive as well
Ok, so it’s not BMW or Lexus quality in the Eclipse Cross Exceed, but nor are you paying over $100,000 either. It’s comfortable, spacious and everyone has enough room to stretch out on a long trip
On The Road
Ok, so you want a vehicle that won’t break the bank at purchase time and that will be economical to drive. A PHEV should be on your shortlist. With a range of around 50 kilometres in EV mode, you just have to hook up that long lead to your household PowerPoint and you’ll get a full charge overnight. On the other hand, if you’re planning on a long-distance journey, after the EV charge is used, you’re back into the petrol engine. But, as you drive on petrol, the battery is charging and will automatically switch to EV mode when you have enough charge
Travelling around 800 kilometres? The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV will arguably get you there on one tank full of battery and unleaded fuel. No range anxiety with this car that’s for sure.
And you won’t feel washed out at the end. This car is very comfortable, with plenty of room for the family, lots of storage and green to boot
Safety Security and Driver Assistance Specifications
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW)2
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)3
Forward Collision Mitigation system (FCM) with
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Ultrasonic misacceleration Mitigation System
Automatic High Beam (AHB)
Emergency Stop Signal Function (ESS)
Emergency Brake Assist system (EBA)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Active Stability Control (ASC)
Active Traction Control (ATC)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Head-Up Display (HUD)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Adjustable speed limiter
Electrochromatic rearview mirror
Electric park brake
Brake auto-hold function
Colour digital instrument display
ECO drive function
Automatic dusk sensing headlights
Automatic rain-sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper and washer
Multi Around Monitor (MAM)
Front parking sensors
Rear parking sensors
Front SRS airbags: Driver & passenger
Front side SRS airbags: Driver & passenger
Curtain SRS airbags
Driver knee airbag
Front seat belt pre-tensioners
ISO-Fix child seat anchorage: 2
Child restraint top tether : 3
Childproof rear door locks
Power window lock driver control – passenger
Theft protection alarm
Encrypted engine immobiliser
If you’d like to browse more information, click on this link – Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Exceed
At A Glance
Price: Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES PHEV starts at $49,990 drive away and ends at the range-topping Exceed PHEV for about $59,990. Comparatively, the Eclipse Cross ES with a petrol engine is priced at $31,490 for a 2WD and $41,490 for a 2WD Exceed, so you’re paying nearly $20,000 for the PHEV set-up, but you’re also getting the safety of all-wheel drive as well
Engine/Transmission Two Electric Drive motors, 2.4 Litre Petrol Engine. 90kw, 60 kw and 70 kw
Fuel Economy 1.9 Litres Per 100 kilometres (Published by Mitsubishi)
Warranty/Service Maximum 10 Years / 200,000 kilometres with 10 years capped price service, provided that you service your vehicle at a Mitsubishi dealer. Total service cost over the term is $4,790
Insurance I use RACQ Online to provide this quote. I use my personal details, including age, address, and history. You should always use your own information to get a comparative quote
If I’m looking for a Mitsubishi dealer to speak to about a new car, I only choose dealers who have a minimum four star rating with Google. I’d search for Mitsubishi Dealers and then Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast. From there you’ll see a list offered. Choose as many as you’d like to discuss your needs.
|Motorama Mitsubishi – Moorooka
|Bartons Bayside – Wynnum
|Blue Ribbon Mitsubishi – Ipswich
|von Bibra Helensvale Mitsubishi
|Cricks Nambour Mitsubishi
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