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2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV

Help us to find an access to the car. So you are forewarned and could alternatively watch one of the positive videos on youtube. Allegedly it does not work so well anymore between Mitsubishi and Europe, they don't want to send new models here anymore. They are supposed to come from Renault instead.


Regardless, the facelift of the Eclipse presented in 2018 is here. This one is also based on the already older internal combustion engine platform that underlies the Outlander. It's billed as a compact SUV, but its electrical equipment, including a 12V battery, limits the luggage space below the level of a VW Golf. Backseat space isn't very lavish, either.

Its range is still given in NEDC and not in WLTP, which raises the suspicion that of the stated 61 km in winter, at most 20 purely electric kilometers distance to the workplace remains if recharging is not possible there. Actually, such a vehicle is worthwhile from the costs and the environment only in this case.

You're happy to take the environmental bonus of €4,500 and the manufacturer's bonus, which has also been increased to €4,500. Then the car can perhaps be described as good value for money in the basic configuration. cheap. However, the price can be increased by almost €10,000 with the same bonus. Remains still a praise for possible local emission freedom in the city.

However, this is offset by the additional expense for the second electric motor including drive, the sense of which does not seem to fit the possible applications described so far. In addition, it may be necessary to recharge the internal combustion engine in order to drive through several city centers, which is really the opposite of environmentally friendly. We still have to praise the 220V connection in the rear. the 1.5 kW probably rather than emergency supply in the earthquake country Japan make sense.

It's awful, this grumbling. We have not yet said a word about the design, which we consider very cluttered. It is typical that a part of the additional 14 cm in length has been used for a more expansive front end. At the same time, with a top speed of 162 km/h, the car hardly needs any overtaking prestige. It is anyway described as well suited for the max. 100 km/h in Japan, which in this country can drive the consumption into adventurous heights.

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