The upgraded Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has been introduced in the Japanese market with both petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains. This is the first time the compact SUV has been fitted with the PHEV drivetrain, derived from the larger Outlander PHEV.
According to Mitsubishi, the plug-in hybrid system on Eclipse Cross 2021 includes 2 electric motors, in which the electric motor located in the front has a maximum capacity of 80 horsepower and a maximum torque of 137 Nm, and the rear electric motor provides 94 hp and 195 Nm. Power is transmitted to the wheels through the Mitsubishi Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) system.
Powering these electric motors is a 13.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is recharged by a naturally aspirated 2.4L MIVEC petrol engine that produces 126 hp of maximum power and 199 maximum torque. Nm.
The gasoline engine acts as a generator when in series hybrid mode, keeping the battery charged to generate electricity for the motors to operate. However, at high speeds, Mitsubishi’s PHEV system will switch to parallel hybrid mode to use the power from the gasoline engine to drive the car. Meanwhile, the petrol engine will be combined with S-AWC drivetrain, Active Cruise Control System (AYC) to further improve handling.
In addition to the petrol engine, the PHEV system also charges the battery through regenerative braking and when the vehicle is plugged into a charging station. Eclipse Cross PHEV supports both AC (Type 1) charging up to 3.7 kW, with a full charge time taking about 4.5 hours. There is also a DC fast charging feature (CHAdeMO) up to 22 kW, which enables the car to be charged from 0 to 80% in 25 minutes.
As for the traditional gasoline engine, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 is offered with a turbocharged 1.5L engine, producing 148 hp and maximum torque of 240 Nm, combined with front-wheel drive or all cakes.
Comparing between the two engine options, the PHEV variant has the best fuel consumption, averaging about 6.1 liters / 100 km, while the petrol version is 7.5 liters / 100 km with the drive system. front and 8.1 liters / 100 km with all-wheel drive.
In terms of design, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 received design tweaks with notable front-end changes, including a redesigned black grille and a new front bumper. The car still applies Mitsubishi’s signature Dynamic Shield design language, which brings a quite youthful and sporty appearance suitable for modern youth.
The most important changes are the focus of the tail of the Eclipse Cross 2021. In particular, the redesigned rear window and tailgate not only give this crossover a more sleek look, but also improve its reach. look. The rear lights on the Eclipse Cross 2021 are also changed to look cleaner, while helping the car appear wider when viewed from behind.
Moving inside, the interior of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 doesn’t receive many worthwhile upgrades, except for the new black and silver trim accents. The cockpit layout is also slightly changed when the SDA infotainment system with a smartphone-connected touchscreen is closer to the driver and tweaks to the buttons to adjust the functions on the car.
Other outstanding interior equipment includes electric front seats, 8-speaker sound system, HUD screen, and optional electric panoramic sunroof.
In terms of safety, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 comes standard with 7 airbags and a range of popular safety equipment such as ASC Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, ABS, EBD, and brake assist. The Mitsubishi e-Assist technology package is also standard, including automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and smart headlights. Optional safety equipment includes adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and rear cross vehicle warning.
In the Japanese market, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 starts from 2,531,100 yen (equivalent to 24,300 USD). If you return to -, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2021 will be a serious competitor to Hyundai Kona, Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V and most recently Kia Seltos in the urban SUV segment.
Trang Nguyen (forum.autodaily.vn)
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