The Eclipse Cross LS represents the entry point to the Australian line-up from launch, with a cheaper ES model expected to join the range later in 2018.
With a list price of $30,500, it sits $5500 under the $36,000 top-spec Exceed, but comes standard with all of the important safety gear like AEB and seven airbags, plus a new multimedia interface that's compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front and rear parking sensors, tinted rear windows, lane departure warning, auto high beams and 18-inch alloys.
It does miss out on the Exceed's leather trim and dual sunroof, dual-zone climate control, head-up display, 360 degree cameras, active cruise control, a few extra active safety functions like rear cross-traffic alert, blind-sport warning, lane change assist, and the novel 'Misacceleration Mitigation System' which is designed to avoid driving into stationary objects.
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Like all Australian Eclipse Cross models, the LS comes fitted with a new 110kW/250Nm 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine with a CVT auto. Unlike the Exceed, the LS is only available with two-wheel drive.
The Eclipse LS carries an official combined fuel figure of 7.3L/100km, and will happily run on regular 91RON unleaded petrol.