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The new crossover Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross — test drive

The development of this car in the Mitsubishi was doing well before the takeover by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. But if you think that Eclipse is Cross is designed to take over from the outdated ASX, I hasten to inform you: nothing of the kind.

Photos Eclipse Cross length 4405 mm seem smaller than it really is. It is 110 mm longer than the ASX, and 290mm shorter than the Outlander. With three splattermania same wheelbase — 2670 mm. In photos Eclipse Cross length 4405 mm seem smaller than it really is. It is 110 mm longer than the ASX, and 290mm shorter than the Outlander. With three splattermania same wheelbase — 2670 mm.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

Length / width / height / base 4405 / 1805 / 1685 / 2670 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 341-488 lCurb weight 1550 kgEngine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1499 cm3; 120 kW/163 HP at 5500 rpm; 250 nm at 1800-4500 rpmacceleration 0-100 km/h of 9.8 witha Maximum speed of 200 km/hFuel/fuel : AI‑95 / 63 lfuel Consumption: combined 7.0 l / 100 kmDriveline all-wheel drive; CVT

A few days before last call head teacher brought us to in a comic to talk about the future. Ask everyone: how he sees himself at the meeting dedicated to the tenth anniversary edition? Where you going to live? What to do, whom to work? What will come to this meeting? How obsessed with cars, I remember a classmates answers to the last question.

The yard was 2006. The world used to be a fan from the fast and the Furious and Need for Speed Underground 2. Acid-green Mitsubishi Eclipse Paul Walker in “the farm” by today’s standards, and the model was the object of adoration of all high school students. Of course, many have said that will buy a car just like this. Someone, remembering the film “Taxi 2,” called Lancer Evo 6. My friend, not indifferent to the Motorsport had intended to buy the fifth “evic”, which in the WRC humiliated rivals Tommi Makinen.

The interior is not lost on the background of competitors: the verified ergonomics, uncharacteristic for Mitsubishi abundance of soft plastic. Archaic washer control climate control (these were the ASX) in the past — a modern electronic unit. At the bottom of the console, two USB slot.The interior is not lost on the background of competitors: the verified ergonomics, uncharacteristic for Mitsubishi abundance of soft plastic. Archaic washer control climate control (these were the ASX) in the past — a modern electronic unit. At the bottom of the console, two USB slot.

Projection display are not all classmates. However, this invention is not for everybody.Projection display are not all classmates. However, this invention is not for everybody.

A new multimedia system with touch screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are familiar to Ramnicu Pajero Sport and is quite good: nice graphics, high resolution, almost reference performance.A new multimedia system with touch screen and support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are familiar to Ramnicu Pajero Sport and is quite good: nice graphics, high resolution, almost reference performance.

Touchpad, allows you to control media features borrowed from Lexus. The irony is that Lexus, it’s time to get rid of that inconvenient nonsense.Touchpad, allows you to control media features borrowed from Lexus. The irony is that Lexus, it’s time to get rid of that inconvenient nonsense.

You can smash the brain, remembering when things Mitsubishi Motors gone awry. But it is foolish to deny: right now, a similar poll among the guys who are a year and a half have to pass on the right, and hardly anyone will dream of equipment Mitsubishi. The Japanese withdrew from the WRC and Dakar. The label EVO in the future going to hang on to “fat” electric SUV. And today I meet with the Eclipse crossover Cross. So, trying to enter a bright future glorious past, the Japanese buried their legends.

The development of this car in the Mitsubishi was doing well before the takeover by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. But if you think that Eclipse is Cross is designed to take over from the outdated ASX, I hasten to inform you: nothing of the kind. Eclipse Cross, built on the same platform as its older relatives Outlander and ASX, is extending the model range: with a length of 4405 mm, it is wedged right between them. So the logic in the positioning is.

The profile of the seats is quite good, and materials are now much more solid pseudomanas the game, which surprised ASX and Outlander.The profile of the seats is quite good, and materials are now much more solid pseudomanas the game, which surprised ASX and Outlander.

Back good: the Eclipse Cross is much larger than the ASX, and no closer Outlander. Seats have longitudinal adjustment (200 mm), the back is divided in the ratio 60:40 and adjustable in angle.Back good: the Eclipse Cross is much larger than the ASX, and no closer Outlander. Seats have longitudinal adjustment (200 mm), the back is divided in the ratio 60:40 and adjustable in angle.

Quality workmanship machine test depressing. Let’s hope that this is a special case.Quality workmanship machine test depressing. Let’s hope that this is a special case.

Externally, the Eclipse Cross is good because it makes people talk about you. And although the rear design is controversial, to call it a terrible language is not rotated. Remember the protest and awe, which in 2009 made us a new Land Cruiser Prado! Or the skepticism that accompanied the path on the conveyor crossover Nissan Juke. Today both of these machines are perceived quite ordinary. You will see that the same thing will happen with the new Mitsu.

What to market success… Here the forecast is less optimistic.

Owning a classy interior with soft plastic, a modern entertainment system and a spacious rear row, Eclipse Cross caught up with competitors like the Nissan Qashqai and Subaru XV, which is related ASX indecent much lost in our comparison test (ZR, No. 12, 2017). But during the Eclipse Cross is disappointing: the familiar “empty” the wheel, the same tendency to buildup in high-speed turns. And again — mediocre smoothness of a course. But the Japanese have positioned Eclipse Cross as a driver’s car!

Aggressive marketing, coupled with high-profile sports name is not enough to motivate drivers who had a lot of active riding: Cross Eclipse does not like to turn, much lurching and trying to slip the muzzle outward. Just behave the platform of the Outlander and ASX.Aggressive marketing, coupled with high-profile sports name is not enough to motivate drivers who had a lot of active riding: Cross Eclipse does not like to turn, much lurching and trying to slip the muzzle outward. Just behave the platform of the Outlander and ASX.

So this statement didn’t seem like a hoax or a silly joke, you need to carefully work your magic on the chassis. To take a sample of the Subaru XV and Mazda CX‑5 and not come out with the factory of the polygon in Okazaki, where I and cut speed snake around the cones and attack speed banking. It is desirable to configure the chassis in the company of a competent supplier of racks and shock-absorbers. When the perfect balance is found, Eclipse Cross will truly be one of the most catchy crossovers in its class. Symbiosis variator and no alternative for Russia-liter “turboservice” capacity of 163 power allows you to accelerate to hundreds in less than ten seconds. In addition to CVT will be offered a six-speed mechanics, in combination with front-wheel drive.

The design of the back caused a lot of controversy, but, in my opinion, a new job, Tsunehiro, Kunimoto, one of the “fathers” of crossover Nissan Juke, does not deserve criticism. Eclipse Cross absolutely recognizable and cool looks.The design of the back caused a lot of controversy, but, in my opinion, a new job, Tsunehiro, Kunimoto, one of the “fathers” of crossover Nissan Juke, does not deserve criticism. Eclipse Cross absolutely recognizable and cool looks.

Stated Luggage capacity in five-seat configuration from 341 to 488 litres depending on rear seat position. Underground organizer convenient, but in the Russian version it will be replaced by a spare. Additional amenities in the form of hooks or nets no. On the right side — the subwoofer the Rockford Fosgate.Stated Luggage capacity in five-seat configuration from 341 to 488 litres depending on rear seat position. Underground organizer convenient, but in the Russian version it will be replaced by a spare. Additional amenities in the form of hooks or nets no. On the right side — the subwoofer the Rockford Fosgate.

But I have a sad suspicion that when Japanese and be able to set the chassis on large volumes of sales they still hope not. Eclipse Cross will come to us straight from Japan, and therefore doomed to internal competition with localized Outlander. Eclipse Cross brighter, more attractive, but at the other sled is equal to,, “out” should prevail.

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion, but a lot of those guys ten years ago dreamed of the acid-green Eclipsa Paul Walker, today we need somewhere to put the stroller.

And Mitsubishi obviously need to change something. Perhaps in collaboration with the Renault-Nissan Alliance will make it somewhat easier.

Eclipse Cross could become a leader in its class… …he appeared seven years ago

The new crossover Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross — test drive

Photo: Mikhail Kuleshov and Mitsubishi

The new crossover Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross — test drive

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