Mitsubishi’s tweener SUV is receiving some price increases across most of its range for 2022.
UPDATE, 31/05/2022 – Mitsubishi Australia has confirmed the Eclipse Cross XLS and XLS Plus limited editions are no long available to purchase, and has increased prices of carryover models by $500.
Prices for the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross were initially increased by between $400 and $750 in October 2021, though the newly introduced Plug-In Hybrid EV variants’ pricing was unchanged.
“The price adjustments are consistent with external factors, which had already been considered with the launch of the Eclipse Cross PHEV,” said a spokesperson for Mitsubishi Motors Australia.
An update earlier in 2021 saw the Eclipse Cross receive freshened styling, with a more conventional rear-end design. Length was also increased by 140mm.
The same update also saw prices increase by between $300 and $1300 compared with the pre-update model.
Later in the year saw the introduction of the first plug-in hybrid Eclipse Cross, which uses the petrol-electric powertrain of the outgoing Outlander PHEV.
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES: $31,490
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS: $33,490
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS AWD: $35,990
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Aspire: $36,490
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed: $39,490
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed AWD: $41,990
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES PHEV: $46,990
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Aspire PHEV: $50,490
- 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed PHEV: $54,490
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The standard engine in the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range is a turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder producing 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, mated to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).
It’s available with either front- or all-wheel drive.
Power in the Eclipse Cross Plug-In Hybrid EV comes from a 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, mated with electric motors on each axle and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The petrol engine makes 94kW of power and 199Nm of torque, the front motor makes 60kW and 137Nm, and the rear motor makes 70kW and 195Nm. There’s no combined system output figure available.
The PHEV is all-wheel drive thanks to its electric motors.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross consumes 7.3L/100km on the combined cycle in front-wheel drive models, 7.7L/100km in all-wheel drive models and 1.9L/100km in the PHEV, though the latter is reliant on a charged battery pack.
Electric range in the PHEV is 55km with a fully-charged battery pack.
CO2 emissions are 165g/km in FWD models, 174g/km in AWD models and 43g/km in the PHEV.
The fuel tank is 63L in FWD models, 60L in AWD models and 45L in the PHEV.
The PHEV takes seven hours to charge using a home wall box, and just 25 minutes to 80 per cent using a DC public charger with a Japanese CHAdeMO plug.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross measures 4545mm long, 1685mm tall and 1805mm wide with a 2670mm wheelbase.
Luggage space measures 405L, expanding to 1149L with the rear seats folded (1172L in sunroof-equipped models). Mitsubishi quotes figures of 359L and 626L with the seats up and down, respectively, in PHEV models.
Kerb weight ranges from 1469kg in the front-wheel drive ES to 1596kg in the all-wheel drive Exceed, all the way to 1952kg in the PHEV Exceed.
The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. Mitsubishi offers ten years of capped-price servicing.
If you service your Eclipse Cross within the Mitsubishi dealer network, the five-year and 100,000km warranty is increased to 10 years and 200,000km.
The PHEV’s battery is covered for eight years or 160,000km, though the vehicle is covered by the same warranty as the petrol Eclipse Cross.
When the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross was tested by ANCAP in 2017, it received a rating of five stars. The PHEV has yet to be tested on its own.
All models received an adult occupant protection score of 97 per cent, child occupant protection score of 78 per cent, vulnerable road user protection score of 80 per cent and a safety assist score of 58 per cent.
All 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models come standard with autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, as well as front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.
All bar the base petrol ES include lane-departure warning, though blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available only in the Aspire and Exceed.
The range-topping Exceed gets something Mitsubishi calls Ultrasonic Mis-acceleration Mitigation System, which is designed to stop the car if you press the accelerator instead of the brake at low speeds.
The base ES comes standard with the following equipment:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- DAB+ digital radio
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Four-speaker sound system
- Reversing camera
- Cruise control
- Paddle shifters
- LED daytime running lights
The ES PHEV also includes:
- Keyless entry and start
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Electric park brake with auto hold
- Lane-departure warning
Stepping to the LS brings:
- Rear parking sensors
- Six-speaker sound system
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
- Automatic headlights
- Automatic high-beam
- LED front fog lights
- Privacy glass
The Aspire brings:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Eight-speaker sound system
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
- Front parking sensors
- Heated front seats
- Surround-view camera
- Dual-zone climate control
- Microsuede/leatherette upholstery
- LED headlights (PHEV only)
The Exceed gains:
- Heated rear seats
- Leather upholstery
- Satellite navigation
- Head-up display
- Panoramic sunroof
- Heated steering wheel
- LED headlights
Solid White is standard, with the following finishes optional:
- White Diamond prestige
- Red Diamond prestige
- Sterling Silver metallic
- Titanium metallic
- Black pearlescent
- Lightning Blue pearlescent
These finishes cost $740 except for the prestige colours, which are $940.