Check Out What’s New on the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Motors has been updating its lineup as of late, releasing next-generation models of most vehicles in the lineup – sorry Mirage, no word on you yet. Part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the group released its business plan Alliance 2030 to discuss upcoming electric vehicles (EVs) and interconnected car technology, but Mitsubishi seems more focused on beefing up its current lineup of models before introducing something new. Speaking of, a new Mitsubishi model was teased back in February, but there isn’t a whole lot of information on it. Instead, the newest next-gen model has been revealed, the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
What? The 2023 model? A little early for that, but Mitsubishi has been releasing 2022 models of their new vehicles, skipping 2021 altogether for the “new generation”. The Eclipse Cross is included, and although it’s the 2023 model year, a lot of the design cues from the restyled 2022 model have returned. This includes the new Mitsubishi Dynamic Shield making up the front fascia that’s sporty and bold with thin, high-mounted LED daytime running lights (DRLs), turn signals, and a combination of headlamps with low-mounted fog lamps to decrease glare for oncoming drivers.
Thankfully for 2023, the rear window has been fixed. Still hexagonal in shape, that bar running through the middle of the window is no longer there, offering the driver complete visibility through the rear mirror. A new wheel design has also been added on 18-inch wheels for the LE, SE and SEL trim levels. For something a little flashier up front, the SE trim comes with a silver front bumper garnish, but the high-end SEL trim comes with body color – odd.
If curious about the power under the hood, this crossover won’t be entering any drag races, powered by a 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine that can generate up to 152 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Fitted with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) standard, a new standard feature on all trims is Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) all-wheel drive system, offering the driver better control on a number of terrain with Adaptive Stability Control (ASC), Anti-lock Brakes (ABS), and Active Yaw Control (AYC) to distribute driving torque to the rear wheels.
According to the Alliance 2030 business plan, eventually, Mitsubishi will be powered by Google software, but until the tech giant makes the switch, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ are available in the LE and above trims for listening to music while staying safe on the road. Speaking of safety, there have been some major upgrades. Standard on all trims is the Mitsubishi advanced driver-assistance systems, featuring Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Warning (LDW). On the LE, SE and SEL trim levels, consumers will find convenience in the Automatic High Beam (AHB) assist headlamps and rain-sensing wipers, both standard. Features on the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SE trim and above come equipped with Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Lane Change Assist (LCA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Then there are the warranties Mitsubishi is known for. Offering some of the best out there, every new Mitsubishi Motors vehicle comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 5-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty; 7-year/100,000-mile anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty; and 5-year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance program. It’s quite the package, and can help keep the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross running smoothly for a long time. Find your new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at University Mitsubishi.