Another Eclipse: Mitsubishi’s completely new Crossover Wears a Familiar Name
The Mitsubishi Eclipse is usually dead; long live the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. A completely new Mitsubishi crossover will wear the familiar nameplate when This specific makes its debut next month at the Geneva auto show. Called the Eclipse Cross, the little SUV is usually meant to evoke memories of the long-running Eclipse sports coupe of which was in production through 1989 until 2011. Of course, everything besides the badge is usually completely different. The Eclipse Cross is usually a four-door crossover meant to slot in between the Outlander in addition to the Outlander Sport products in Mitsu’s SUV-heavy lineup.
Full details on the Eclipse Cross will have to wait until its official reveal, however we do know of which engineering with This specific completely new product was done in-house by Mitsubishi, with no help through its completely new corporate partner Nissan. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine will be under the hood, producing more power in addition to torque than the current 2.4-liter four-cylinder installed inside the Outlander Sport (of which engine makes 166 to 168 horsepower in addition to 162 to 167 lb-ft of torque). Both front- in addition to all-wheel-drive versions are required to be offered.
As we can see through Mitsubishi’s teaser photos, the Eclipse Cross will follow the company’s current styling conventions, with Mitsubishi’s Diamond Shield grille prominent up front in addition to an angular, wedge-shaped profile which has a rising character line. Interestingly-shaped taillights make us think of which Mitsubishi will go for a funkier, Nissan Juke–like vibe with This specific completely new product.
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U.S. buyers will play a bit of a waiting game for the Eclipse Cross, as This specific completely new product won’t reach our shores until the beginning of 2018, likely as a 2019 product. Meantime, maybe Mitsubishi will roll out a droptop edition in addition to call This specific the Eclipse Cross Spyder.