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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2023: black edition variant headlines changes for Corolla Cross rival


Mitsubishi has announced a black edition for the Eclipse Cross small SUV with prices up by as much as $1000

Mitsubishi Australia has announced updates for its 2023 Eclipse Cross, including a new LS black edition debuting for the first time. 

New exterior looks, safety enhancements and extra features have all been announced for the Corolla Cross and Kia Seltos rival. 

Pricing has increased somewhat from 2022, with the biggest increase being $1000 for the now $40,490 Exceed 2WD and the same for the $42,990 Exceed all-wheel drive. 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS black edition rear 3/4 2023
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS Black Edition

All Eclipse Cross variants for 2023 will continue to be powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine that produces 110kW/250Nm. The Eclipse Cross’s powertrain is controlled by a CVT automatic transmission, powering either the front wheels or all four wheels. 

Mitsubishi has announced that a new LS black edition variant will also be available that will stand out thanks to black 18-inch alloy wheels, gloss black door mirrors, front and rear bumper skid plates and the deletion of roof rails. 

The black pack continues inside the cabin with a black leather steering wheel, black headlining and dark silver garnishes for the instrument panel, centre console sides and door grips. 

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Inside of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS Black Edition

Sitting above the current LS grade, the black edition also includes heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, electrochromatic rear-view mirror, lane-change assist, rear cross-traffic alert and rear-mounted USB sockets in type A and C. 

First deliveries for the updated MY23 Eclipse Cross are expected from March 2023.

What other changes have been made to the 2023 Eclipse Cross?

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Exceed 2022 side profile
First deliveries of the MY23 Eclipse Cross will take place from March 2023

All Aspire Eclipse Crosses now look a little different, with black and contrasting silver highlights. Gloss black finish has been added to the front and rear bumper skid plates, while the radiator grille and lower door moulds are now finished in black. 

The top-of-the-range Exceed variant now comes with an electric tailgate that features hands-free operation. 

The entry ES model now adds rear parking sensors, 16-inch alloy wheels and different steering wheel trim. 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS black edition front 3/4 2 2023
The Black Edition costs $35,490 before on-road costs

How safe is the 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross?

The 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has a range-wide five-star ANCAP safety rating. 

As standard, the ES variant comes fitted with emergency brake assist, emergency stop signal, forward collision mitigation and hill start assist. 

The LS and LS black edition adds automatic dusk sensing headlights, auto high beam, auto rain-sensing wipers, blind spot warning, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning. 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV Exceed 2022 badge
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is also available as a plug-in hybrid

The Aspire variant adds adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera, while the Exceed uses a unique ultrasonic misacceleration mitigation system. 

Available options packs for the Eclipse Cross

Several equipment kits are available for the Eclipse Cross in 2023, including the following:

Adventure Kit:

  • Alloy nudge bar in black or silver 
  • Boot flap scuff guard 
  • Roof rack cross bars 
  • Cargo liner 
  • Headlight protectors 
  • Bonnet protector 
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed PHEV side angle 2023
The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV has also been updated for 2023

Protection Pack:

  • Bonnet protector 
  • Luggage protection panel
  • Headlight protectors
  • Carpet mat set 
  • Weathershields 

Style Set:

  • Eclipse cross bonnet emblem – black or silver 
  • Eclipse cross side body decal
  • Front bumper garnish in silver 
  • Rear bumper garnish 
  • Side extensions 

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2023: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • ES 2WD: $31,490 
  • LS 2WD: $34,240 (+$750)
  • LS Black Edition: $35,490 (new)
  • Aspire 2WD: $36,490 (+$250)
  • Exceed 2WD: $40,490 (+$1000)
  • LS 4WD: $36,740 (+$750)
  • Exceed 4WD: $42,990 (+$1000)