Mitsubishi names new SUV 'Eclipse Cross' ahead of Geneva debut

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The new SUV crossover will make its debut at next month's Geneva motor show, where further details and, indeed, full pictures, will be released. At the same time, rumors circulated the vehicle would bring back the Eclipse badge that previously adorned the automaker's sport compact auto, which was popular as an entry-level enthusiast auto until its fourth generation and was discontinued in 2011 after a 22-year run. Details on when the Mitsubishi Cross Eclipse will be coming to the United Kingdom have not yet been revealed.

Prices and equipment levels for the Eclipse Cross will be announced closer to the car's on-sale date later in the year, but expect it to sit between the ASX and Outlander in terms of pricing.

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The Eclipse is of course an old MMC name, one that the company used on a compact sports coupe in the 1990s and 2000s.

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.

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And while the XR-PHEV concept had a daringly creased back end, raked 20 degrees backwards from a right angle, inspecting the Eclipse Cross reveals the angle of the rear lights has increased to 80 degrees - although it remains noticeably off the vertical plane.

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.

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