THE all-new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross will offer some of the very best residual values in its segment, according to industry experts cap hpi, when it launches in the UK in January.

cap hpi has forecast that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2 will retain up to 48.1 per cent of its list price after three years or 60,000 miles, while the Eclipse Cross 3 will retain up to 47.5 per cent of its value and even the top-of-the-range Eclipse Cross 4 will retain 46.9 per cent of its value, placing the new Mitsubishi SUV firmly amongst the very best in its segment.

It is also one of the strongest results ever achieved by the brand’s vehicles in the UK, an indication of Mitsubishi’s growing reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality and desirable SUV and 4X4 vehicles.

The news follows the announcement of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’s highly competitive pricing, which starts at £21,275 OTR, giving cost-conscious drivers even more reason to consider the new SUV.

Heightening its appeal and value is an extensive standard specification that compares favourably to its rivals. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross benefits from standard equipment such as Smartphone Display Audio that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, touch-pad controller, rear view camera, DAB radio with six speakers, climate control air conditioning, LED Daytime Running Lights, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM), which uses radar technology to detect a risk of collision.

Also highlighting the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross’s value is the availability of a version that combines a petrol engine, automatic transmission and four-wheel drive for £25,350 OTR – the most affordable vehicle of its type in its class.

Lance Bradley, Managing Director, Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, said: “We are delighted with these results. With the addition of the Eclipse Cross to our range we are able to offer our customers even more choice, providing them with a very attractive package that not only features a comprehensive specification that combines convenience and safety, but is also highly affordable.”

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross represents a bold new direction for the brand and is the first of a new generation of models that will position the manufacturer as a leader in the SUV market. It has been developed with a focus on three core areas – inspiring design, driving dynamics and technology.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers a choice of three trim levels – 2, 3 and 4 – with, depending on version, either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. From launch, all variants are powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, mated to six-speed manual or all-new eight-step CVT automatic transmissions. A 2.2-litre diesel engine will follow in 2018. The range is priced from £21,275 OTR with the top-of-the range 4 version starting from £24,975 OTR.