2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross lands in the US

Mitsubishi has announced that its new Eclipse Cross has arrived in the US. The automaker has offered up images of the first boatload of the new SUV rolling off the ship and onto our shores. The new Eclipse Cross SUV isn't The Buster's Eclipse. The Eclipse Cross is a compact CUV promising a "stimulating design" and an aggressive price.

The Eclipse Cross will start at $23,295 when it goes on sale early next month. Mitsubishi will off the vehicle with an available panoramic sunroof, direct-injection turbo engine, and the available Super All-wheel Control system. That turbo engine is a 1.5L unit and the vehicle has a 7-inch smartphone link thin display with a touchpad controller and Head-Up display.

Heated rear seats are available. Mitsubishi is looking to the Eclipse Cross to help it grow its shrinking market share in the US. With its competitive price and good looks, it just might do that.

Mitsubishi's Eclipse Cross is the second new vehicle to hit the US for the 2018 model year. The automaker also launched the 2018 Outlander PHEV in December. That vehicle is available around the country now.

Mitsu says that the Eclipse Cross "builds on the strong Mitsubishi heritage of automotive performance, technology and fun-to-drive dynamics revived in a CUV." Mitsubishi didn't make it very high up the list of best automotive brands in a recent ranking based on predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.

SOURCE: Mitsubishi