Unfortunately, the PHEV variant planned for the model is not scheduled for the Canadian market, for now anyways.
The updates follow the refresh of the 2020 Outlander Sport, which is shorter in length and height than the Eclipse Cross and is more of the budget play. Never before has a Mitsubishi vehicle been so design-forward, as ECLIPSE CROSS brings sophistication to the next level. All new makes and models and all current promotions.
The changes upfront are less radical at first glance as Mitsubishi has retained the basic "shield" theme of its predecessor, but the front end has been redesigned with slimmer headlights, a resculpted bumper and a new grille, which is now finished in black rather than chrome.
In reality, the 2022 Eclipse Cross doesn't stray far from the look of the original CUV - except where it really needed to, notably abandoning the split rear window for a single pane.
At the rear, the tailgate hatch and rear window have been redesigned, with an nearly hexagonal-shaped impression on the middle of the tailgate. The taillights get altered, too, for a wider presence when viewed from the rear.
Inside, the Eclipse Cross gets new upholstery and trim options including grey leather. The screen has grown to 8 inches over the old 7-inch system, and now features a new graphic interface and physical volume and tuning knobs.
The 2022 Eclipse Cross will continue to be powered exclusively by a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that generates 152 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
Beyond that, Mitsubishi says the springs in the front MacPherson strut and rear multi-link suspension have been finely tuned, and enlarged rear suspension absorbers have been incorporated. The model comes with the automaker's proven S-AWC all-wheel-drive system.
We've been seeing teasers and spy shots for several months now and the release Mitsubishi sent our way overnight confirms what we've been expecting: a somewhat more conventional crossover design that does away with some of the weirder of the original Eclipse Cross design cues that had some folks comparing it to the ungainly and unloved Pontiac Aztek.
Following on the heels of the world's best-selling plug-in hybrid vehicle, Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV, the new Eclipse Cross PHEV uses the same twin-motor 4WD PHEV system with necessary modifications to accommodate the size and weight of the Eclipse Cross chassis.