Not far out from its December 1st on sale date, pricing and specs have been revealed for the 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Priced from $30,290 plus on-road costs, the updated Eclipse Cross ushers in a new look with hugely revised styling, new interior tech and according to Mitsubishi, an improved value equation.

Like the pre-updated model, the entry level 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is called the ES, and it’s priced from $30,290 (+$300), while the $32,590 (+$400) LS and $35,090 LS AWD (+$300) are the middle point of the range. The new $34,990 Aspire is FWD-only, while the $38,290 (+$1,300) Exceed and $40,790 (+$1,300) Exceed AWD are at the top of the range. The Eclipse Cross’ biggest rivals include the Toyota C-HR, Mazda CX-30, Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Karoq.

Most obvious with the 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is its new styling, particularly at the rear end. The front has become more aggressive, with more angular and two-piece headlights that better fit Mitsubishi’s new styling theme, while the rear is completely different – the tailights are much more vertical than before and overall, we think it’s more handsome to the eye.

Interestingly thanks to new styling, the 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is longer than the pre-updated model (we say pre-update because this is a facelift, not an all-new model) by 140mm to 4,545mm in overall length, which has increased bootspace by 64-litres to 405L. The 1,805mm width, 1,685mm height and 2,670mm-long wheelbase are unchanged.

As before, all 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross models are powered by a 110kW/250Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a CVT automatic transmission. All models are front-wheel drive, though the ES and Exceed can be had with Mitsubishi’s ‘AWC’ all-wheel drive system.

A 2.4-litre plug-in hybrid model is also due to be released in 2021, though Mitsubishi is yet to reveal full details about the Eclipse Cross PHEV.

Mitsubishi claims the updated Eclipse Cross uses between 7.3-7.7L/100km of fuel on the combined cycle, which is unchanged. The company has retuned the car’s steering for a more linear response too.

Standard kit for all Eclipse Cross models includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, climate control, cruise control, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, a reversing camera, auto emergency braking (AEB) and seven airbags.

The ES adds lane departure warning, rear parking sensors, keyless entry and start, auto lights and wipers with auto high beam, LED front fog lights, roof rails, heated/auto-folding mirrors, a leather steering wheel and gear knob, two extra speakers, auto windows and ambient lighting.

The Aspire adds half-suede/synthetic leather upholstery with an electric driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a 510 watt eight-speaker sound system, a 360-degree parking camera, blind-spot monitoring with lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, front parking sensors and an auto-dimming rear mirror.

Finally, the top spec Exceed adds LED headlights, a dual-panel sunroof, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, an electric front passenger seat, inbuilt satellite navigation, a heads-up display and Mitsubishi’s ‘Ultrasonic mis-acceleration Mitigation System’, which stops low speed accidental acceleration.

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross pricing (plus on-road costs):
LS 2WD: $30,290

ES 2WD: $32,590

ES AWD: S35,090

Aspire 2WD: $34,990

Exceed 2WD: $38,290

Exceed AWD: $40,790

Metallic paint: $740

Prestige paint: $940

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