Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

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

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

It also takes inspiration from its namesake astronomical event.

MitsubishiA teaser image for the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The Eclipse nameplate was once attached the automaker's popular sports coupe that was sold in the US, beginning in 1989.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation on Wednesday announced it has chosen the name Eclipse Cross for its new compact SUV model to be debuted at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 7. Mitsubishi hasn't sold the sporty Eclipse in North America since 2012, and many are hoping that the revival of the name means the crossover will have a sporty driving dynamics.

In terms of styling, the Eclipse Cross is all about "marrying stylish coupe lines with the freedom of movement the SUV genre gives".

A rendering of the upcoming crossover shows a sportback silhouette with an aggressive character crease cutting under the windows from the rear tail lights forward to the front doors. On the road, the Eclipse Cross will emanate a sharp and active appearance. One of the cars that vehicle enthusiasts are keenly waiting for is the latest model of the Mitsubishi SUV known as the Eclipse Cross. It is also expected to rival Nissan's own compact crossover, the Qashqai.

With the 2017 Geneva Motor Show already scheduled to take place next month, several auto manufacturers are already releasing their different marketing teasers for their new models.

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