The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will go on sale in the UK in January 2018, with prices starting from £21,275.

It will be available in three trim levels – 2, 3 and 4.

There’s no ‘1’ model, at least to start with, although there will be a First Edition model limited to 250 units.  It adds styling tweaks such as carbon-effect bumper corners, side skirts with red inserts, special floor mats and unique badging.

All models feature a touch-pad controller, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, DAB digital radio, rear view camera, cruise control, climate control, LED running lights, rear privacy glass and heated door mirrors.

Standard equipment also includes a full complement of driver aids, such as lane departure warning, radar-based forward collision mitigation, stability control, hill start assist, and brake assist.

Cross 3 models upgrade the 16-inch alloy wheels to 18-inch designs, while also adding a head-up display, heated front seats, front and rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, folding door mirrors, silver side sills and an electronic parking brake on automatic models.

The range-topping Cross 4 goes further with leather trim, electric driver’s seat, electric panoramic sunroof, Rockford Fosgate 9-speaker sound system, LED headlights, 360-degree parking cameras, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist and adaptive cruise control for automatics.

All are powered by the same 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine with 163hp and 250Nm of torque.  A six-speed manual transmission is standard, with a CVT auto available as an option on 3, 4 and First Edition models.

Manuals are limited to front-wheel-drive only, while the auto can be additionally specified in AWD form, complete with three driving modes – Auto, Snow and Gravel.

Performance figures from the modest-sounding 1.5-litre engine are respectable, with manual versions completing the 0-62mph sprint in 10.3 seconds, while 2WD auto models manage it a whole second faster.  Top speeds are 127 and 124 mph respectively.

Economy is officially stated as 42.8 mpg for the manual, 42.2 mpg for the 2WD auto and 40.4 for the 4WD auto.  CO2 emissions range from 151 – 159 g/km.

Order books for the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross officially open in October, with first deliveries expected in January 2018.

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Prices

Eclipse Cross 2 Manual: £21,275
Eclipse Cross 3 Manual: £22,575
Eclipse Cross 3 Automatic: £23,850
Eclipse Cross 3 Automatic 4WD: £25,350
Eclipse Cross 4 Manual: £24,975
Eclipse Cross 4 Automatic 4WD: £27,900
Eclipse Cross First Edition Manual: £26,825
Eclipse Cross First Edition 4WD Auto: £29,750