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2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Black Edition 4

Eclipse hit by black out

Mitsubishi has given its Eclipse Cross small-medium SUV a refresh for 2023 with the addition a new variant called the Black Edition along with the availability of V2L technology for some of the plug-in hybrids.

The Eclipse Cross LS Black Edition – it’s not a limited edition – is based on the LS grade.

Priced at $1200 more it adds a black finish to the 18-inch alloy wheels, door mirrors and front and rear skid plates.

Inside, the black theme continues on the touchscreen surround, dimple leather steering wheel and interior headlining and pillar trims.

Other extra features above the standard LS include dark silver garnishes on the instrument panel, centre console sides and door grips, four-way power adjustable driver’s seat, PVC leather inserts to the front and rear door trim and heated front seats.

For MY23 the entry-level Eclipse Cross now comes with rear parking sensors as well as 16-inch alloy wheels and revised steering wheel trim.

The second-highest spec Aspire also gets some new black finishes for the radiator grille, lower door mouldings and skid plates.

Flagship Eclipse Cross Exceed now features a hands-free powered tailgate.

The big news with the updated plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Eclipse Cross Aspire and Exceed variants is the addition of Vehicle-To-Load (V2L) technology.

Accessed via a three-pin 24-volt power output, V2L allows owners to transfer power from the car’s drive battery to a range of domestic, office, industrial and leisure appliances.

As before, all Eclipse Cross models have a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

Prices have increased by between $250 and $1500 depending on model with the exception of the entry-level ES which is unchanged at $31,490 plus on-road costs.

All Mitsubishi vehicles come with a standard five-year warranty but with distance limited to 100,000km.

This can be extended to 10 years and 200,000km by having all servicing done at registered Mitsubishi dealerships.

First deliveries of the new Eclipse Cross, including the PHEV, are expected in March.


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