Eclipse Cross: the tech tour
The standard Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) infotainment system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. We tested CarPlay. Plug in your iPhone to control functions directly via the Eclipse’s touchscreen, including phone calls, texts, music and maps.
Interact with the infotainment system via the touchscreen or Touchpad Controller. Swiping your finger across the pad highlights various options, while pressing down on the squishy surface confirms your choice. Swiping up or down with two fingers controls the volume.
The base Eclipse Cross gets Forward Collision Mitigation to automatically brake the car, Lane-Departure Warning and an Automatic High-Beam Function. Topspec cars add Blind-Spot Warning with Lane-Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, plus Adaptive Cruise Control.
Head-up display is standard on mid-spec Eclipse Cross 3 cars (from £22,575). It automatically appears from the dash top to project key info in the driver’s line of sight, such as speed, forward collision mitigation and shift indicator. The display angle and brightness can be adjusted for different drivers/ light conditions.
A rear-view camera is standard; top-spec cars get four cameras to provide a comprehensive view around the Eclipse on the central touchscreen. This composite bird’s-eye view should help you spot any obstacles lurking next to the car. Below 9mph, ultrasonic sensors also warn of objects close by.