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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Arrives in South Africa

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
After an extended wait, South Africa is finally receiving the Eclipse Cross
Photo: Mitsubishi

Here in the United States, we’ve had access to the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for quite some time now. Still, other markets are just receiving the latest Mitsubishi crossover.

Recently, Mitsubishi introduced the Eclipse Cross to the South African market.

A Closer Look at the Eclipse Cross: What to expect in the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Back in 2017, Mitsubishi announced that South Africa would receive the Eclipse Cross. Since then, South African drivers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the coupe-styled crossover.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will launch in South Africa with two available models. One is equipped with front-wheel drive, while the other comes with Mitsubishi’s Super All-Wheel Control system.

2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
The Eclipse Cross comes packed with plenty of standard features
Photo: Mitsubishi

The front-wheel drive model is a little bit more efficient, with a fuel economy of 7.9 L/100 km. Meanwhile, the all-wheel drive version achieves a fuel rating of 8.1 L/100 km.

Regardless, both models come equipped with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder MIVEC engine. That engine is paired with a six-speed continuously variable transmission.

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Among the Eclipse Cross’ features are keyless entry, leather seats and a head-up display. The Eclipse Cross also offers a 7-inch infotainment system with optional navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice control. Standard safety features for the Eclipse Cross include hill start assist, ABS with EBD and brake assist, and active stability and traction control.

The front-wheel drive Eclipse Cross costs R399,995 ($28,914). The all-wheel drive model costs R449,995 ($32,528). Both models come packaged with a 3-year/100,000 km warranty and a 5-year/90,000 km service plan.

News Source: CAR Magazine