Mitsubishi has now priced the Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid for the German market, where the PHEV SUV will be offered from spring 2021 with three equipment lines and a limited "Intro Edition". The base version is available from 30,890 euros after promotion.
The price is calculated from the recommended retail price of 39,890 Euros less 4,500 Euros state share of the environmental bonus (incl. innovation premium) and 4,500 Euros electric mobility bonus from Mitsubishi.
The Eclipse Cross PHEV takes over the drive from the Outlander PHEV - albeit with modifications to suit its own chassis. The 2.4-litre petrol engine has an output of 72 kW, compared with 99 kW in the Outlander PHEV. The electric motor on the rear axle produces 70 kW, while the electric motor on the front axle produces 60 kW. Mitsubishi gives the system output for the Eclipse Cross PHEV as 138 kW. Both electric motors enable purely electric propulsion up to a maximum speed of 135 km/h. A battery with a capacity of 13.8 kWh provides the electric range of up to 61 km. If the chemical storage unit is empty, it can be recharged at an AC charging point within six hours. The CHAdeMO connection is quicker, with the charging process to 80 percent taking just 25 minutes.
Compared to the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (14.8 kWh/100 km), the electric consumption of the Eclipse Cross is slightly higher at 19.3 kWh/100 km, while the petrol consumption remains the same at 1.8 litres per 100 km. The values were determined according to the new WLTP test cycle and converted to the previous NEDC measurement method.
Mitsubishi is also publicising the features and tiered pricing of the plug-in hybrid. For example, the 'base' version of the model will come as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass from the B-pillar upwards, heated front seats, a smart key system including a start-stop button, dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather multifunction steering wheel. There's also an infotainment system with smartphone connectivity via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as an 8-inch touchscreen and DAB+. Also on board are emergency braking, lane departure warning and high beam assist, as well as a reversing camera and a rear-end collision warning system including pedestrian detection. The entry-level price mentioned at the beginning applies to this version.
In the "Plus" variant, Bi-LED headlights and LED fog lights are also on board, while a power-adjustable driver's seat in black microfiber leatherette with silver contrast stitching, as well as a black headliner, a head-up display and an electric hot-water parking heater system are also standard. According to Mitsubishi, the infotainment system is upgraded with a TomTom navigation system and app connectivity. Also on board with the "Plus" trim level: front and rear parking assist, false acceleration protection and traffic sign recognition. Prices start from €34,390 after promotion.