When it makes its entrance, 2018 Eclipse Cross will surely make an elliptical arc of a few head-turns. However, the automaker's August 21 teaser, unveiled during the total solar eclipse, showed us what we could expect as the crossover SUV traveled its own Path of Totality between its siblings, the Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport.
If our enthusiasts here at Universal Mitsubishi can say anything, it's that it appears that 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross won't be found wanting. Lean, lithe coupe design lines couple with the aggressive presence of an SUV and Mitsubishi looks to bring it all together under the aegis of an energetic direct-injection turbo engine, putting more than a little panache in the ride.
Plus, the Mitsubishi crossover evinces a driver-centered piloting experience only a streamlined interior replete with the latest tech can deliver. An expansive high-resolution touchscreen-equipped infotainment system with mobile app support, among other elements, comprises the intuitive cockpit design, and a color head-up display flanks the setup to provide crystal-clear 2018 Eclipse Cross metrics at a glance while letting you keep eyes on the road.
Factor in the breezy operation of an easily accessible touchpad controller and a bevy of connectivity options, and it's clear that Mitsubishi intends to take the SUV experience to the cutting edge. There's even the promise of letting in a bit of Mother Nature thanks to a power panoramic sunroof, and of rear heated seating for when she's inclement.
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is slated for North America release in early 2018, but keep an eye out for more about it at the beginning of December, as it'll be making a showing at the prestigious Los Angeles Auto Show. In the meantime, you needn't wait to get the full Mitsubishi SUV experience. Stop by and visit our Duarte, CA Mitsubishi dealership here at 1125 Central Ave. for a test drive, and we'll give you the grand tour in advance of the big reveal.