Mitsubishi has released more teaser images of its new compact SUV, as well as the production car’s name – Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The car will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
The Eclipse is of course an old MMC name, one that the company used on a compact sports coupe in the 1990s and 2000s. The car was sold mainly in North America between 1989 and 2012, and gained worldwide fame when it appeared in the Fast and Furious franchise. Over 1.4 million of the two-door cars were sold back in the day.
The Eclipse Cross will enter MMC’s SUV range as a sporty member, alongside the ASX and Outlander. It looks very similar to the Concept XR-PHEV II that surfaced at Geneva 2015, and that’s a good thing.
The new model’s design “include a wedge-shape belt line, a forceful character line running through the side, a more steeply raked rear window, and long wheelbase with short rear overhang proportions.” The concept’s “bridge” rear lights survived the transition from concept to production. The brand’s current Dynamic Shield face is of course present.
The car’s signature colour will be a deep gloss red metallic developed using an innovative painting process, MMC says. Like what you see?
GALLERY: Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II