Do you remember the Mitsubishi Eclipse? Of course, you do! It was an iconic sport compact car ever introduced. How iconic was the Eclipse? Well, the Eclipse’s 4G63 engine started a revolution for the tuner cars. Tuner cars are the cars that could be tuned to your own liking. Unfortunately, it was discontinued after the fourth generation in 2012. So, it’s only fair Mitsubishi brings back the legendary lineup back into the limelight.
According to Leon Motors, the authorized distributors of Mitsubishi vehicles in Nepal, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is available in its dealership across the country. As for the pricing, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross price in Nepal starts at 1,02,50,000.
Yes, you’ve heard it right! Mitsubishi Eclipse is making a comeback. Unfortunately, this comes with “good news-bad news” situation comes into play. But this strongly depends on if you’re into a car history. Okay, so good news, this brings back the Eclipse back into production. Bad news, it’s an SUV crossover that completely goes against the Eclipse brand. But if you don’t really care about that then, Mitsubishi is here with the new SUV!
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Overview
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a crossover SUV. Yes, that seems to be very popular these days. It is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four, coupled to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Front wheel drive comes as standard, whereas all-wheel drive is optional. As for the performance numbers, the engine produces max power of 152HP and max torque of 184 Nm.
Comparing with the competition, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers more torque than the Jeep Compass (175 pound-feet). But Jeep Compass’ 2.4-liter inline-four offers more power (180 horsepower). On paper the power output that the Eclipse Cross produces is promising, but the actual power output can only be calculated once it’s been put into action.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Styling & Features
Mitsubishi made some bold choices with the exterior like the sportier look, front dynamic shield, muscular fenders, and high hip point. Well, it is a crossover SUV with some personality. Moreover, the styling comes as more expensive and premium than most of the crossovers in the market. It comes equipped with the infotainment system with a 7.0-inch display with touch controls around the border, and a laptop-like touch controller on the center console. Furthermore, the Mitsubishi claims that the new infotainment system will ease operation while driving.
The Eclipse Cross has a feature of a heated front and rear leather seats in addition to a handy if a bit large, retractable head-up display screen. Forward Collision Mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and blind spot assist are some of the extra features that the Eclipse Cross brings to the table.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the first model from Mitsubishi to get the Mitsubishi Connect telematics service, which includes features like remote control of door locks, horn, lights, ignition, and climate control, and parental controls (geofence, speed, and curfew alerts)
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Key Specifications
- Engine: 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-four
- Displacement: 1499cc
- Mileage: 26kmpl
- Transmission: 8-speed CVT with Sport Mode
- Max Power: 152hp
- Max Torque: 184 lb-ft
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 60L
- Ground Clearance: 175mm
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Kerb Weight: 1555kg
- Brakes: Ventilated Disc(Front), Disc(Rear), ABS
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Price in Nepal (Semi – Base Variant): Rs. 1,02,50,000
- Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Price in Nepal (Full): Rs. 1,09,50,000
What’s the Buzz All About?
Notably, after the movie “Fast and the Furious”, Eclipse went mainstream, gaining huge popularity among the car’s enthusiasts. Since then, Mitsubishi Eclipse comes every racing game, you could ever think of. Unfortunately, the car was discontinued by the 2012 model year breaking the countless heart in the process.
Well, the Eclipse is back. But not in a way everyone was hoping for. If you really don’t care, good for you. But if you do, look at the brighter side. It is better for the Eclipse name to live on rather than be stacked on the pages of the history book. Don’t you agree?