2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross First Drive Review

Since the start of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 model year, we think this is a better choice than expected in the uninteresting automotive segment 

Mitsubishi speeds up in the growing competition of cars. Not dramatically – I think it runs much faster compared to the previous Shake – but the Japanese automaker is a little more with its new products. We are impressed with the new and innovative redesign of the 2022 Outlander, a three-row SUV that is well suited to drive the company. Instead, the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, updated with the Land Thunder Drive program, pushed us behind the wheel of a smaller SUV, reminding us that the brand still needs to work. 

The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is no small shortcut. The Eclipse Cross tops the list of our favourite small SUVs, old and new. The updated model pushes the older version somewhat into memory, but it is still packed with dated interior and dim powertrain. 

Since the start of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018 model year, we think this is a better choice than expected in the uninteresting automotive segment. The sub-compact is somewhere between compact shortcuts in size and price, which makes it a place that attracts some buyers due to its unique location.  

At the time of the bizarre release that we think was triggered by a certain global pandemic, the 2021 edition did not exist. The 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is not a complete redesign – it runs on the same platform and offers the same engine and transmission as the previous one – but the exterior design gave it a more serious output, with better upgrades on the inside to make daily life easier. 

Externally, updates focus on small shortcut tips. The redesigned front fascia light clusters are divided into upper LED driving lights and lower stacked headlights and fog lights. Mitsubishi’s dynamic shield grille design features a chrome sash, a black diamond-like mesh in the middle. The face of the Eclipse Cross has the perfect human face and the overall look of the person is aggressive and fun. 

The product is larger on the back than on the front. Instead of a standard hatchback with a large single-piece window, the cone is a two-piece rear view glass, separated by full-width taillights by a fox spoiler-shaped panel. The 2022 Eclipse Cross is 5.5 inches longer than the 2020 model, with four of them attached to the back. It has a cargo capacity of 23.4 cubic feet (0.8 more than the 2020 version), which can fold the second seat to 50.1 (1.2 cubic feet increase). This adds up to 11% extra floor space for larger and / or wider items. 

Although the extra space is a welcome improvement, the rearrangement of the Eclipse cross dashboard and centre console is still useful. The infotainment screen, which measures 7 inches and 8 inches on the base ES model, is moved two inches closer to the driver. This allowed Mitsubishi to eliminate the unwanted, console-attached touchpad like the Lexus, instead relying solely on touchscreen inputs and allowing for better cup holders. 

Larger screen-mounted models include Apple Car-Play and Android Auto and a TomTom-based navigation system with SE and SEL trim. A row-mounted flip-up head-up display is available. We found that the interior trim and construction were of reasonable quality considering the price of the car. There are no obvious cost-cutting measures and some options, such as heated steering and rear seats, are unexpected. Another admirable addition in 2022: the body maintains volume and adjustment. 

As we mentioned earlier, the Eclipse Cross is unique in that it is longer than the Honda CR-V with the wheelbase, but shorter overall. There is plenty of leg room for four passengers, but less headroom than most competitors. The sliding rear seat serves to increase the space between the passenger and cargo compartments. In the real world, lumbering elephants are exposed by the aggression of speeding midgets. 

We never considered the Eclipse Cross particularly sporty, but its 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is compatible with the 152-horsepower, 184-pound-torque, smaller counterpart. The continuous, interchangeable automatic transmission keeps the engine in the beautiful condition of its intermediate power band, so it is sufficient to launch from the foot to the ground instantly to pull four wheels for traction on a loose surface. 

Eclipse Cross is not perfect, but it never slows down. The turbocharged engine is not as bold as the naturally required Honda HR-V and Subaru crossover. CVDs are not exactly desirable for driving dynamics, but at least the Mitsubishi engine is not as exploitative as the Honda, and the Eclipse Cross’s 57 lb-ft of torque is higher than the HR-V. A pair of column-mounted pads converter works well if the driver wants to go through eight pre-conceived ratios. 

Wrapping up 

If we focus on the refresh 2022 Eclipse Cross, it is certainly worth for buyers to shop.  


The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is blissful, motoring beauty

If you look at the LC, and grocery store routines parked in the Ford Explorer, you will notice how unprecedented the design is 

Beautiful, gorgeous, and gigantic are the terms can be used to describe the 2021 Lexus LC500 convertible design. They are naturally compatible with the noise produced by the Lexus 5.0 liter V8 engine. In fact, the list goes down. The interior is also stunning. It handles a control load of 4,557-pounds. Sure, the infotainment system is a waste of heat to use, but who cares? 

The styling business is confused with a formula like the LC500 coupe. These designers already have the mic drop moment. What is the second that can be changed? 

A glance at the shiny drop top makes anyone fit. Some (if any) models of the last decade have become very popular for production vehicles from the mock-trusted world of concept cars. If you look at the LC, and grocery store routines parked in the Ford Explorer, you will notice how unprecedented the design is. Looks like someone from a fictional novel pulled the car straight and got stuck in the city streets. 

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This is a kind of car. In the years to come, there will be beautifully preserved examples of sitting on the grass at concourse shows across the country, a perfect example of the pinnacle car design of this era. 

The grille on the Lexus spindle fits the face of the LC, which is weird on some Lexus models and on the outside. It is completed by a stunning triangular triple-LED headlight design. Lexus front LED daytime running lights are designed to change shape and style similar to the Greek. No annoying or unnecessary fake holes. It’s not trying to flex the muscle with a super aggressive chin or swollen hood. 

The only thing that can change when we get to the A-column is that it starts to look different to the pile. The roof connects to the top of the pillar. At the same time, the convertible has a smooth surface that disappears completely behind the rear seats and in front of the trunk – basically the area where the hybrid battery goes, so there is no equivalent trunk space for the hybrid and convertible hybrid. The folding operation consists of three different movements that follow a three-step motion to place the brush on the paper inspired by the Japanese fingerprint. 

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The elongated doors lead to an externally sprayed hip, creating a concave angle to the lateral profile. It’s a collection of more dramatic angles in person than it looks in photos. Flush door handles further contribute to a cleaner look on the side and functional vents underneath to provide air to the rear brakes. 

We look at the most dubious design behind the door. Since most piles are interchangeable, the body will have a kick top flat dice. It gives a hunchback look to some cars, and while this is undeniable on the LC, implementing a random design is a rear-extending stroke, as anyone might like. Similarly, you can see the comparison of the coupe to the “floating roof”. The convertible has nothing to meet, but is open space when turned towards the sky, so it looks out of place. 

Unlike the coupe’s slow-falling roof, the convertible often has a flat decollate. This design is immediately recognizable, the top of the roof is not thin, but the roof is beautiful.  

The back is another example of masterful styling. Lexus uses glass in endless tile light modules. The trim around the lights mimics Japanese swords and the sculpture of the rear bumper looks like metal wrapped around the body. Badging and model status are also pure class. 

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The Lexus can give a very dramatic exhaust output to the car, but you cannot imagine how unbelievable this is. You can dramatically affect the window level, pitch and volume up or down. Lying down from the top, but leaving the windows is a great listening experience because you get a full mouth attack from the exhaust, but you can still hear the engine running in the air in front of you. 

There is no such result for sale today. Some cars are loud, bad, and guttural. But the biting and calming muscle soundtrack from this V8 gives it better combat than any other car. LC500 convertible is as impressive as it can be. 


2022 Hyundai Kona N seems to only get the dual-clutch automatic

Kona’s transmission allows you to turn off the “creep” mode, where the car moves forward automatically when you turn the brakes. 

Some cars like the Hyundai Veloster surprised us and it was a good time with the turbocharged four cylinders and dial-in chassis. The same Hyundai N tuning is not a complete N and a relatively improved N-line – is coming to the Kona SUV, and Automaker has released some details about the upcoming performance SUV. 

It may be a short length to call it a sub-compact angle SUV, but it is the most riding hatchback available with all-wheel drive, so it counts in our books. Not to be outdone though, unlike the fun three-door Veloster, the Kona may be the hottest hatch, 


Hyundai claims to produce the Kona N276 horsepower with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The Veloster N’s ​​275-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is a nasty little machine with a snarling soundtrack and razor-sharp response that helped us win our most exciting drive award in 2020. Basic versions of the Kona and Veloster actually start at 68 68 (Kona SE 2,890 and Veloster‌ 8 2,822), so we did not underestimate the very slow power-to-weight ratio of Kona. 

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The Kona comes with my eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which is similar to Veloster N’s ​​favourite eight-speed dual-clutch automatic. Like its siblings, the Kona N’s dual clutch introduces several performance driving modes, including My Green Shift, My Power Shift and My Track Sense Shift.  

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N Power Shift reduces torque handling by more than 90% to provide maximum power and exhaust blast during upgrade. The green shift sports plus-plus mode, which looks like a Porsche game response button, and when a button reaches 20 seconds it enters a very aggressive engine and transmission tuning, indicating a countdown in the instrument cluster. My track sense shift improves the transmission shift for racehorse driving. Kona’s transmission allows you to turn off the “creep” mode, where the car moves forward automatically when you turn the brakes. 

Unknown features 

Beyond that, the details are minimal. We do not yet know how much the Kona NK will cost, eventually providing a manual transmission like the Veloster N (not possible) or coming with all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive. Find out more about the 2022 Hyundai Kona N when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021.