Chris Lynch Local News supported by Mitsubishi Christchurch and the Eclipse Cross PHEV

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Nov 21, 2021 |

The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a commitment to an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient vehicle without any compromise on performance.

It’s an electric vehicle (EV) that provides quiet performance, stability and handling and it’s a beautiful vehicle to drive.

I want to especially thank the team at Christchurch Mitsubishi for supporting me with this vehicle and therefore supporting local news across Christchurch.

This has been a fantastic vehicle to drive. Why? Because you feel really safe in it. Let me give you an example. I was recently in the Mackenzie Country region and I was filming in a lot of snowy environments, particularly in the Lake Tekapo region. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV has got a snow drive option on it, which means it grips to the road a lot more than what it normally would driving on the road.

And if you’re like me and sometimes you get a bit stressed and forget to plug the thing in at night-time, that doesn’t matter, because it still comes with fuel which l like as well.

If you have ever considered a plug in hybrid vehicle, this is probably a good option because, you will a whole day’s worth of driving around in the city, which means you save on fuel, which means more money in your back pocket.

It took me a while to figure out if the car was on or not on when I was turning it on because it is so quiet!

You don’t hear the engine and not just the battery but also the fuel engine. If you’re just using the fuel option, it’s still incredibly quiet which means you can have a decent conversation with your friends and family in this car when you’re out and about on the road. No excuses really.

So thank you, Mitsubishi for allowing me to drive this car. I just love it.


The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross PHEV provides high performance by switching between three different drive modes.

The twin electric motors and efficient petrol engine offer smooth and dynamic performance at every turn.

  • 2.4L twin electric motor S-AWC configuration

  • EV range of up to 55km

  • Combined range of 660km

  • 1.9L per 100KM fuel economy

  • 25-minute fast charge via Type 2 AC port with locking function

  • Smooth, silent acceleration

  • 75% reduction of C02 emissions over a regular Eclipse

  • Options of home charging off a standard plug as well as ‘fast charging’ while on the go

  • 10-year powertrain warranty

For more information head to the Christchurch Mitsubishi website

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

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