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2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-In Hybrid Announced

July 16, 2021
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“The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid EV completes the renewal of the Eclipse Cross SUV range in Australia”.

Mitsubishi has added another electrified model, the Eclipse Cross Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). We look forward to jumping into one soon, for now here’s the spin from Mitsubishi Australia.

The Spin

Mitsubishi Motors has added three new Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle variants to the top of the Eclipse Cross range. The new vehicles offer a premium plug-in EV-drivetrain, more power and more torque for Australian drivers.

At A Glance

Three new 2.4L Plug-in Hybrid variants bring superior performance and environmental credentials to the top of the Eclipse Cross range.

Performance

• 13.8kW battery offers 55km range.
• 94kW 2.4 MIVEC petrol-electric engine allows long-distance driving without EV infrastructure anxiety.

Exterior

• Refined on-road presence: bold dynamic shield styling, LED headlamps and recently introduced re-designed rear styling with a one-piece rear window.
Interior:

• 8” touchscreen smartphone-link display audio with Apple CarPlay®/ Android Auto®, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming as standard. Based on consumer feedback and to improve the driver experience, the touchscreen is relocated closer to the driver, whilst touchpad control is discontinued.

• Designed for year-round performance and increased efficiency, heated seats and steering wheel now offer increased cabin comfort on cold mornings or trips to the snow.

Size

• Mid-size SUV length (4545mm).
• Luggage room of 359 litres, a significant and usable space to suit busy lifestyles.
Safety:
• 5* ANCAP rating, making this the perfect fit for both private passengers and fleet buyers.

Warranty

• 10/10 Mitsubishi Diamond Advantage.
• 8 year/160,000km EV drive battery warranty.

Unique Features

• Chromed Plug-in Hybrid EV badge for the flanks and tailgate
• Unique design for the 18-inch light alloy wheels.
• Revised instrument cluster features show engine speed as well as EV charge levels and battery use.

“The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid EV completes the renewal of the Eclipse Cross SUV range in Australia. It brings a proven and successful zero or low emission powertrain that will meet the real-world needs of Australian SUV buyers looking to reduce their environmental impact,” said Shaun Westcott, CEO of Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd.

The Eclipse Cross has been successful in attracting customers to the Mitsubishi brand over the past four years. With the new look, enhanced technological specifications and the new Plug-in Hybrid option, we have a vehicle that will be even more appealing to urban couples or families who want a car that fulfils a number of diverse needs.”

How Much And When?

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-In Hybrid EV goes on sale across Australia from mid-August 2021, and is priced from $46,490.