Any car that is purpose-built to take on the likes of the omnipotent Nissan Qashqai deserves a fair bit of respect, and that is exactly what the new Eclipse Cross from Mitsubishi has set out to do. Stealing limelight from the likes of the SEAT Ateca, Renault Kadjar and Toyota RAV4 is a big challenge though and Mitsubishis approach deserves a lot of recognition. The Eclipse Cross nod’s to Mitsubishi’s off-road heritage with the strengthened and protected lower half of its body while also catering for modern demands with its large swinging doors, wedge-shaped side profile and fashionable rear end.
The Eclipse Cross is available with either a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine or a 2.2-litre diesel engine, with the former suited to local drivers and the latter a better fit for those who take on longer journeys more often.
The Eclipse Cross shares its platform with the much larger Mitsubishi Outlander and therefore has a longer wheelbase than its competitors, meaning more room inside the cabin than you’ll find elsewhere in this segment of the market. Sliding, reclining rear seats are another feature which makes the cabin seem even more expansive, allowing users to slide back into an empty boot space to provide more legroom, or slide forward into the cabin if there’s plenty of luggage to go in the boot… very clever.
Now, onto the deal…
The Eclipse cross status ar £22,545 ‘on the road’ - which is £2,000 more expensive than the entry-level Qashqai, but it’s worth mentioning that the equivalent Mitsubishi has a lot more equipment as standard. This price is for the ‘Verve’ trim level with 2-wheel-drive and a manual gearbox and right now Mitsubishi will knock £2,500 off that starting price when purchasing using their finance at a steady 6.9% APR.
It gets better though, this £2,500 is actually the smallest saving available and discounts range from £2,500 up to £3,500 for the top-spec Eclipse Cross Automatic 4wd model which starts from £30,550.
These deals are all available on finance arrangements over 49 months and with a 6.9% APR but the actual deposit is flexible. Head over to Mitsubishi’s website for representative finance examples based on no deposit, low deposit, average deposit and high deposit agreements. Not everyone has huge lump sums of money to throw at cars right now, and Mitsubsihsi recognise that a flexible approach to customers deposits will help get customers into new vehicles sooner rather than later.
If you are in the market for a family SUV this autumn then why not launch an enquiry by booking a test drive at your local dealership or requesting to have a brochure sent out? These discounts are available until the end of September and Mitsubishi are also offering free home deliveries to ensure a COVID secure transaction.