Over the past decade, the Mitsubishi lineup has gone through some big changes. Currently, the lineup offers the Mirage in both hatchback and sedan forms and a handful of crossover models, including the new Eclipse Cross. Now, we have learned that a new Mitsubishi SUV may be in the works.
“Yes, that is one thing we are looking at. A new SUV,” Tsuneshiro Kunimoto, vice president and general manager of Mitsubishi design, told CarBuzz. “The SUV is still growing, also in China and Europe, so it [an SUV] would be a good decision for Mitsubishi.”
Many industry analysts speculate that this new SUV model could be a replacement for the beloved Montero or Montero Sport. It is also possible that any new model could share the same electrification platform as the current Outlander PHEV.
This new model announcement follows closely behind the announcement that Fred Diaz will become Mitsubishi North America’s new CEO. He previously worked to develop both the Ram truck line and Nissan Titan pickup. A new, rugged SUV would be right in his wheelhouse.
Development on the new model has already begun. While there is no release timeline as of yet, we hope to see the new model here at Coronet Mitsubishi within the next couple of years.
In today’s bustling crossover and SUV market, the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is making a name for itself thanks to its captivating duo of smart looks and innovative technology.
The style of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross enhances the elegant genetics of past generations. It has the dynamic athleticism of a coupe in addition to the durable appearance of a classic crossover. A wedge-shaped profile, strong character lines, and a forward-raked rear window add to its sporty attitude.
The design of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross isn’t just about looking pretty, though. It incorporates the game-changing DYNAMIC SHIELD front design concept, which highlights the safety-first mindset of the vehicle.
The interior of this Eclipse Cross is just as innovative as the exterior, introducing a new level of connectivity to the competitive field of in-car tech. A number of new technological elements inside the Eclipse Cross are designed specifically to assist drivers in maintaining awareness without sacrificing interactivity while behind the wheel, such as the Touchpad Controller, Heads-up Display, and Smartphone Link Display Audio System. In addition to these highly-connected, highly-aware features, drivers of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross can enjoy full Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration for totally-simplified use of their smart devices.
Stop by Coronet Mitsubishi to test drive the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, a smart, technologically advanced SUV designed to deliver a smart and stylish ride.
Mitsubishi pulled out all the stops with the unveiling of the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross at the Geneva Motor Show. A revival of the old sports car’s name, the Eclipse Cross comes to the market as a four-door crossover, but the Japanese automaker clearly has much more planned. Even so, the all-new Eclipse Cross has the makings of a hit vehicle all on its own.
The new crossover will land between the Outlander Sport and standard Outlander, when it comes to size. The stylish model boasts a refined roofline that can easily compete with premium coupe SUVs that are currently on the market. Drivers will experience Mitsubishi’s advanced all-wheel drive system to the fullest.
The new Eclipse Cross lands with a standard 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While there’s no word on if we’ll see it here in the United States, there’s also an optional 2.2-liter diesel engine.
A sporty engine beneath the hood of such a stylish crossover is just the beginning. If the vehicle is a hit, Mitsubishi is considering adding a two-door model to the lineup. High sales could also lead to a revival of the Ralliart nameplate.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is scheduled for a global launch sometime in early 2018. Here at Coronet Mitsubishi, we’re pumped for the arrival of the new vehicle from Mitsubishi!
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