Tokyo, November 28, 2017
Mitsubishi Motors begins shipment of Eclipse Cross SUV to Australia
Tokyo, November 28, 2017 – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today announced the shipment of the Eclipse Cross compact SUV to Australia.
The start of shipment of the Eclipse Cross to Australia is just one of 80 markets worldwide which will offer the model. MMC plans to ship 50,000 units during the current fiscal year (ending March 31, 2018) with sales commencing from December in Australia.
The Eclipse Cross, having made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017, is the latest addition to MMC's SUV lineup, which currently includes the ASX, the Outlander and its flagship electric vehicle, the Outlander PHEV. The model is produced at MMC's Okazaki Plant near Nagoya, Japan.
The first of MMC's new generation of vehicles, Eclipse Cross blends sharp coupe looks with the company's signature SUV & 4WD expertise. In November 2017, Eclipse Cross secured the highest safety rating of the 2017 Euro NCAP*, revealing the model to be one of the safest SUVs in its class.
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*New Car Assessment Programme
The Eclipse Cross compact SUV shipped to Australia
About Australian Market Eclipse Cross Specifications
- Dimensions (L x W x H, mm): 4405 x 1805 x 1685
- Engine: Direct injection turbocharged petrol
- Transmissions / drive: 8-speed CVT with Sport Mode / 2WD and 4WD
- Maximum Output (kW/rpm): 110 / 5500
- Maximum Torque (N-m/rpm): 250 / 2000 - 3500
About Eclipse Cross
Developed with Mitsubishi Motors' Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) vehicle body, 7 SRS airbags and seatbelts designed for passenger protection, Eclipse Cross provides class-leading safety with unrivaled style. The Eclipse Cross comes with Mitsubishi Motors' advanced S-AWC (Super All Wheel Control) system, which uses braking to control the supply of torque to the left and right wheels for improved stability and control. The SUV Coupe is also equipped with a high-shock absorbing front end and safety spaces under the engine hood that enhances collision safety performance. Eclipse Cross achieved the highest five-star safety rating in the 2017 Euro New Car Assessment Programme, proofing the model to be one of the safest sports utility vehicles in its class.
About Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)
Mitsubishi Motors is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as the ASEAN region. The company launched i-MiEV - the first mass-produced electric vehicle - in 2009, which was followed with Outlander PHEV in 2013 - the plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, The Philippines and Russia. Models such as the Pajero Sport/Montero Sport, Triton/L200 and Outlander play a major role in achieving its growth. Global sales volume in fiscal year 2016 was 926,000 units, and Mitsubishi's net sales for fiscal year 2016 were 1.9 trillion yen.