Cape Town - Mitsubishi’s latest entry into that crossover boomtown, the Eclipse Cross, has landed in South Africa and it’s likely to steal some thunder from the similarly-sized ASX.
Slightly longer than its sibling, and riding on an identical 2670mm wheelbase, the Eclipse Cross has a more coupe-inspired design, with its swept-back ‘boomerang’ frontal design and wedge-shaped C-pillar that flows into a two-tier bootlid that probably won’t be to everyone’s liking.
Given its sportier positioning, its key rivals are likely to be the Toyota CH-R and Nissan Qashqai.
Unlike those rivals, however, the Mitsubishi is available with all-wheel-drive, in the form of Mitsubishi’s S-AWC system with three modes: Auto, Snow and Gravel.
There is also a front-wheel-drive version for those wanting to save some money, which will probably be most customers. Both variants have a ground clearance of 180mm.