This mysterious-looking vehicle is Mitsubishi’s brand-new compact SUV, which will make its global premiere at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March. According to the company, the model will join the current SUV line-up that includes the ASX and Outlander.

As you’d expect, the teaser image is similar to the one Subaru shared of its next-generation XV, with many of the styling details shrouded in darkness. However, what is visible are bits of the vehicle’s front headlamps, beltline and rear taillights, as well as its profile.

Looks familiar, doesn’t it? Well, that’s because you’re probably thinking of Mitsubishi’s Concept XR-PHEV II (pictured below), which debuted in Geneva in 2015. Mitsubishi points out that the new model’s styling features “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,” all of which were found on the concept.

Reports indicate that the new Mitsubishi SUV will use a shortened version of the Outlander platform, with a multi-link rear axle. No word on engine options but it is suggested that petrol and diesel mills will be available, paired with manual and automatic transmissions, plus the company’s S-AWC all-wheel drive system.

Mitsubishi has yet to name its upcoming model, but it has been rumoured that the ‘Eclipse’ nameplate will be revived for the SUV. In case you’re wondering, yes, the Eclipse was the car featured in the first Fast and Furious movie, where it was a two-door sports car back then.

Also, despite the company’s statement that the new “Eclipse” will join existing Mitsubishi SUV vehicles, rumours persist that there is a possibility that the new model will effectively replace the ASX in certain markets. More details will be revealed later on in Geneva.

GALLERY: Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II