Mitsubishi’s Facelifted 2021 Eclipse Cross PHEV Exterior, Interior & Drive video Review.
The plug-in hybrid variant of Mitsubishi's new Eclipse Cross was officially unveiled today, but the mid-sized SUV won't arrive Down Under until mid-2021.The facelifted 2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been officially unveiled, however the model won't make its way to Australian showrooms until halfway through next year.
The plug-in mid-sized SUV (pictured in white) derives the bulk of its power from a 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine – producing 94kW/199Nm – and paired with dual electric motors.
The larger of the two motors sits on the rear axle and produces 70kW/195Nm, while the front-mounted motor develops 60kW/137Nm.No combined power figure has been announced. Drive is sent to all four wheels via a single-speed transmission.
Three drive modes are on offer; EV (electric vehicle) mode, Series Hybrid mode, and Parallel Hybrid mode.
EV model permits a zero-emission range of up to 57km, drawn from the car’s 13.8kWh lithium-ion battery.In Series Hybrid mode, the wheels are driven exclusively by the electric motors, with the engine running in the background at a constant RPM to keep the power supply topped up.
Meanwhile, in Parallel Hybrid mode, the petrol engine and electric motors work in unison to drive the wheels, akin to a more traditional hybrid layout.
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