Mitsubishi prepares SUV Eclipse Cross

At the Geneva Motor Show 2017 will take place premiere of the new crossover Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, which, according to the creators, will have to impose a competition model Nissan Qashqai and of Seat Ateca. Note that under the name Eclipse up to 2011 sold sports car.
The basis of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2017-2018, the lay shortened platform of the off-road vehicle Outlander 3, however, the special materials used in the chassis, which allowed to increase the rigidity of the “trolley”. Behind SUV received multi-link suspension, but the suspension scheme front is still unknown.
Exterior design trends will be similar to the concept of the PHEV-II of XR, which the Japanese presented at the motor show in Geneva the public 2015. As for the technical stuffing, the line of powertrains crossover Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 will be presented the 1.5-liter petrol turbo and 2.2-liter diesel engine, and combined they will be paired with a six-speed mechanics and variator.
According to project manager Hiroeke Kagawa, gasoline engine is capable of developing about 120 hp and 200 Nm, but the motor performance of heavy fuel oil was not disclosed. It is also known that the vehicle will be available in both front wheel drive and a four-wheel drive (with S-AWC transmission) performances.
The new line of products Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross takes position between ASX and Outlander. But if you decide to start a model and to us, it will happen no earlier than 2018

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