The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-In Hybrid EV (PHEV), headlined by available vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability.
Australian arrivals are expected to begin in March 2023.
Asking prices are up by between $300 and $1500, depending on the variant, with the range now starting at $47,290 before on-road costs for the ES, and extending to $55,990 before on-roads for the Exceed.
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As previously reported, the Eclipse Cross PHEV and Aspire now come with vehicle-to-load (V2L) capability. It’s not available on the entry-level ES model.
This V2L capacity is accessed by a three-pin 240V power outlet which is located in the rear luggage compartment. It can be used to power a range of domestic, office, industrial and leisure appliances.
Other range-wide tweaks include a new, more environmentally friendly HVAC refrigerant, and a rear console-mounted USB power supply with a USB-A and USB-C port.
The entry-level Eclipse Cross PHEV ES now receives rear parking sensors as standard.
In addition to the 1500W V2L capacity, the Aspire PHEV gains a variety of silver and black inserts on the front and rear bumpers, as well as the on the doors.
The top-spec Exceed PHEV now receives a power tailgate with a hands-free close and lock function.
There’s also a new light grey leather upholstery option for the Exceed PHEV trim.
The rest of the Eclipse Cross PHEV range remains unchanged, and its PHEV powertrain hasn’t received any updates.
- 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV ES: $47,290 (+$300)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire: $51,240 (+$750)
- 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Exceed: $55,990 (+$1500)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Plug-In Hybrid EV is powered by a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor on each axle, and a 13.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
The petrol engine producing 94kW of power and 199Nm of torque, the front motor makes 60kW and 137Nm, and the rear motor makes 70kW and 195Nm. There’s no combined system output figure available.
Drive is sent through a ‘Super-All Wheel Control’ all-wheel drive system thanks to its electric motors.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV consumes a claimed 1.9L/100km according to NEDC testing, with 43kg/km of CO2.
The fuel tank across the range is 45L and requires a minimum of 91 RON unleaded petrol.
Electric range is a claimed 55km with a fully-charged battery pack according to NEDC testing.
Mitsubishi claims fully charging the Eclipse Cross PHEV with a home wall box takes seven hours with a Type 2 plug, and 25 minutes to 80 per cent using a DC public charger with a CHAdeMO plug.
Eclipse Cross PHEV Aspire and Exceed models now come with 1500W vehicle-to-load (V2L) capacity that can be accessed by a three-pin 240V power outlet in the rear luggage compartment.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV measures in at 4545mm long, 1685mm tall, and 1805mm wide with a 2670mm wheelbase.
With the rear seats upright the Eclipse Cross PHEV has a boot capacity of 359L, which can be expanded to 626L when they’re folded.
Braked towing capacity across the range is 1500kg, with unbraked towing capacity being 750kg.
Servicing and Warranty
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV is covered by a five-year, 100,000km warranty which can be extended to 10 years and 200,000km if you service within the Mitsubishi dealer network.
The high-voltage battery is covered for eight years or 160,000km though.
Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. Mitsubishi offers ten years of capped pricing servicing which is as follows:
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV has a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted on the petrol Eclipse Cross in 2017.
It received 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 78 per cent for child occupant protection, 80 per cent for pedestrian protection, and 58 per cent for safety assist.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV range comes with the following standard safety features:
- Seven airbags
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
- Lane-departure warning
- Rear-view camera
- Rear parking sensors (NEW)
Stepping up to the Aspire gets you safety features including blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, and a surround-view camera.
The flagship Exceed also gets what Mitsubishi calls Ultrasonic Mis-acceleration Mitigation System, which is designed to stop the car if you press the accelerator instead of the brake at low speeds.
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV ES comes with the following features:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Mode 2 charging cable
- Mode 3 charging cable
- Acoustic vehicle alert system
- Halogen headlights
- LED daytime running lights
- Power-folding door mirrors
- Driver-side window auto up/down
- 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Two front USBs
- Two rear USBs (NEW)
- Four-speaker sound system
- Climate control
- Cruise control
- Electric park brake
- Keyless entry and start
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Chrome inside door handles
- Fabric upholstery
- Illuminated front door trim
- Rear centre armrest with cupholders
The Aspire PHEV adds the following:
- Automatic LED headlights
- Automatic high-beam
- LED fog lights
- Rain-sensing window wipers
- Privacy glass
- Roof rails
- Silver front lower bumper (NEW)
- Black front bumper centre garnish (NEW)
- Black grille insert (NEW)
- Black and insert rear lower bumper (NEW)
- Black side door garnish (NEW)
- Eight-speaker sound system
- Dual-zone climate control
- 1500 V2L capacity (NEW)
- Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
- Microsuede leather-look upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Driver seat power adjustment
The Exceed PHEV adds:
- Electric tailgate with hands-free lock and close (NEW)
- Head-up display
- Satellite navigation
- Ultrasonic mis-acceleration mitigation system
- Black leather upholstery
- Light grey leather upholstery (NEW)
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated rear seats
The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV range is available in the following exterior paint colours:
- Lightning Blue
- Red Diamond
- Sterling Silver
- White Diamond
All the paint colours besides white costs an additional $740. White Diamond and Red Diamond cost an additional $940.