HYUNDAI KONA vs MAZDA CX-3 vs TOY­OTA C-HR

WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE ECLIPSE CROSS, MIT­SUBISHI’S SUV LINEUP IN SIN­GA­PORE IS NOW EVEN MORE COM­PLETE AND READY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF VAR­I­OUS LIFE­STYLES.

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If one type of car could suit ev­ery driver’s needs, then our mo­tor­ing land­scape would be very bor­ing in­deed. But since ev­ery car owner’s re­quire­ments are dif­fer­ent, man­u­fac­tur­ers must cre­ate var­i­ous mod­els to meet them.

This is pre­cisely why Mit­subishi of­fers a wide va­ri­ety of SUV and cross­over mod­els.

FOR THE AD­VEN­TUR­OUS

Aimed at ad­ven­tur­ous driv­ers is the Mit­subishi ASX or Ac­tive Sports Cross­over.

Its un­mis­tak­able dy­namic shield grille and sporty stance lend it an air of driv­ing con­fi­dence. And with a 2-litre en­gine pump­ing out 150hp, you’ll be tempted to push it, too. The Mit­subishi ASX can def­i­nitely han­dle some light off-road­ing, too, thanks to its sus­pen­sion lay­out, which con­sists of MacPher­son struts in front and a multi-link setup at the rear. So you can head to that grassy knoll for a pic­nic with­out wor­ry­ing about get­ting stuck.

FOR THE LOVE OF POWER

Driv­ers who seek a per­for­mance-ori­ented cross­over will def­i­nitely be keen on the Mit­subishi Eclipse Cross, which of­fers plenty of ath­leti­cism and a coupe-like de­sign. Be­neath the Eclipse Cross’ bon­net is a tur­bocharged 1.5-litre mo­tor that de­liv­ers 163hp and 250Nm of torque, which the driver can ex­ploit us­ing the INVECS-III CVT and its 8-speed man­ual over­ride. Other good­ies on-board in­clude a stan­dard head-up dis­play, elec­tric park­ing brake, speed lim­iter and For­ward Col­li­sion Mit­i­ga­tion (FCM) sys­tem. The Eclipse Cross also has seven airbags and a 5-star ASEAN NCAP rat­ing to keep you and your loved ones safe. The Mit­subishi Out­lander is the ideal SUV for fam­i­lies who love go­ing on out­ings. This seven-seater SUV has a large cabin and equally spa­cious boot that’s per­fect for stow­ing ei­ther prams or pur­chases from those week­end shop­ping trips. When the third-row seats are not in use, they can be folded flat to fur­ther ex­pand the cargo hold.

The Mit­subishi Out­lander is ideal for road trips across the bor­der, too. Its 150hp 2-litre en­gine de­liv­ers plenty of oomph for safer over­tak­ing, while of­fer­ing bet­ter fuel ef­fi­ciency with its Auto Stop & Go (ASG) sys­tem .

FOR TECHIES

Driv­ers who love ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy will def­i­nitely be drawn to the Mit­subishi Out­lander’s eco-friend­lier and more high­tech sib­ling, the Out­lander PHEV.

The Out­lander PHEV (Plug-in Hy­brid Elec­tric Ve­hi­cle) is the world’s first plug-in hy­brid SUV. Its pow­er­train con­sists of a 2-litre petrol en­gine and two elec­tric mo­tors, which draw power from a lithium-ion bat­tery pack. As its name sug­gests, this bat­tery pack can also be recharged in­de­pen­dently by plug­ging it into a wall socket. The Out­lander PHEV has three driv­ing modes: EV, Se­ries Hy­brid and Par­al­lel Hy­brid. In pure elec­tric or EV mode, the Out­lander can travel up to 53km, which is enough for an av­er­age mo­torist’s daily com­mute. In Se­ries Hy­brid mode, the petrol en­gine as­sists the elec­tric mo­tors when ex­tra power is needed. When op­er­at­ing in Par­al­lel Hy­brid, the elec­tric mo­tors com­ple­ment the petrol mo­tor as re­quired by the driver.

MIT­SUBISHI OF­FERS A WIDE VA­RI­ETY OF SUV AND CROSS­OVER MOD­ELS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EV­ERY DRIVER.

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