The winner of this prestigious award was determined by all the Japanese models that were presented on the domestic market from 1 November 2017 to 31 October of this year. The winner was recognized as the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV.
The car received the award from the Japanese Automotive Researchers Conference and Reporters.
Experts report that competition is quite difficult as all cars are equipped with the latest developments and are characterized by a high level of construction quality.
At the last stage Mazda CX-8, Subaru Forester, Nissan Serena e-POWER, Honda CR-V and Clarity HYBRID finished with Eclipse Cross. As a result, Japan's "Car of the Year" title was awarded to the latter. Recall that in 2007 such a title was awarded to the key Mitsubishi i. The same manufacturer boasts some winning nominations: the Lancer Evolution X for the best sports car in 2009 and the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV four years ago for the most successful rechargeable hybrid unit. Similar features Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross received thanks to the Super All-Wheel Control technology. The engine is coupled with an 8-speed CVT gearbox.
The initial version of this crossover is 1,329,000 rubles and around 2,198,000 rubles is claimed for the highest build of the Eclipse Cross.