Mitsubishi is heading to the 2017 Geneva auto show with an all-new crossover. The mysterious high-riding vehicle has been previewed in a single teaser that shows carmaker’s new design language. The carmaker hasn’t officially announced the name of the upcoming SUV, but some reports indicate it will be called the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
The future SUV will be positioned between the Outlander and Outlander Sport, but the footprint isn’t the most important part of the vehicle. The 2018 Eclipse will be more sporty option from everything that Mitsubishi currently offers. It’s basically the coupe-like crossover, which is a really popular category at the moment.
Judging by the teaser, the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse will definitely have a lot in common with the XR-PHEV concept. Okay, the rear end seems to be less aggressive, but the profile is pretty much identical. The front fascia sports concept’s grille and bumper, but not the same headlights. They are definitely smaller and less dynamic.
The stunning exterior styling isn’t everything that the upcoming crossover offers. Mitsubishi will make the interior interesting as well. According to information we have, the SUV will probably feature a sculpted dash design and a new infotainment touchscreen. Of course, the carmaker won’t skip the chance to add a number of useful apps.
The 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse is planned to be a worthy rival of Nissan’s Qashqai. Well, the cab will surpass the competition without any doubt, because the crossover offers significantly more space, especially for the rear passengers.
Mitsubishi’s new SUV rides on the same platform as the Outlander. Well, not exactly the same. It’s the shortened version, but it still sports an amazing multi-link rear axle. The 2018 Eclipse will get a standard front-wheel drive and an optional all-wheel drive. You will be able to choose between several engines too. The crossover will likely offer a 1.5-liter turbo gasoline unit and a 2.2-liter diesel. Some reports indicate that there will a plug-in hybrid powertrain available, but we can’t anything more precise about this idea. It might use the same drivetrain as the aforementioned concept, but this isn’t confirmed yet.
Stay tuned for updates.