Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the chosen name for Mitsubishi’s new SUV designed to sit between the ASX and Outlander. Debuts at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
Mitsubishi has a gap to fill between the ASX and Outlander, and this is the SUV that will do it – the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
We reported a couple of weeks ago that we expected the new SUV to be named Mitsubishi Eclipse – reviving the name of a Mitsubishi Sports car which didn’t come to the UK – but it also gets ‘Cross’ tagged on the end just so we don’t get the two confused.
With the two new teaser photos of the Eclipse Cross Mitsubishi has sent us (above and below) we can see an urban SUV looking like a sharper take on the Outlander, but with a coupe roof and an overall less boxy look than we’re used to from the conservative Mitsubishi.
As we said a few weeks ago when we first reported on the Eclipse Cross, it seems to have been influenced by the XR-PHEV II Concept from Geneva in 2015, and Mitsubishi will be hoping it can tap in to the market still dominated by the Qashqai.
But it looks like it will have to do that without being overly innovative, as it seems Mitsubishi isn’t going to offer a hybrid Eclipse Cross, but a choice of conventional petrol and diesel engines.
Due to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month, expect a few more teases for the Eclipse Cross to arrive before then.