Mitsubishi Gives Its Upcoming Crossover a Hopeful Name


One of the most interesting ones that have been released so far is a set of photos from Mitsubishi, which actually gives fans a glimpse of its new compact SUV, the 2017 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. The brand is hoping to recapture buyers' interest with the introduction of a fashion-forward crossover. The auto manufacturer will revive the name but will be using it for its newest SUV instead.

The heavily sculpted nose, sloping roof line and steeply rake rear screen are developed directly from the XR concept that produced a highly positive reaction when it was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The Eclipse was a popular sports coupe and convertible back in the day, and Cross is obviously short for crossover.

It is now confirmed that the vehicle is called the Eclipse Cross, and it will sit between the ASX and Outlander in the Japanese brand's SUV range.

MitsubishiA teaser image for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The new SUV is evolved from the Mitsubishi XR concept of 2015. These produce a sharp and active looking coupe SUV shape that represents MMC's vehicles.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is dead; long live the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

A new turbocharged petrol unit and the same diesel found in the latest ASX range are likely to feature with the Eclipse Cross, along with a mixture of front-wheel and four-wheel drive powertrains. It is also expected to rival Nissan's own compact crossover, the Qashqai.