But considering Mitsubishi is slandering a name once applied to a series of entertaining, affordable sports coupes and applying it to a soft-roader, we at The Drive declare that we hereby consider the latter name to instead be an homage to smoothtastic yacht rocker Christopher Cross. Fans of the sports vehicle would know that the second generation Eclipse was featured and immortalized in the 2001 movie "The Fast and the Furious" and driven by Brian O'Connor played by the late Paul Walker. The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross should be bigger than the Outlander Sport (called the RVR in Canada) and smaller than the Outlander.
Set to add some fresh energy into Mitsubishi's ageing line-up, the Eclipse Cross will slot in between the ASX and Outlander models.
Dubbed "Eclipse Cross", it combines the name of Mitsubishi's popular specialty coupe model, the Eclipse, with the moniker Cross, which of course stands for "crossover". The 87 Geneva International Motor Show will be held on March 9 - 19 at the Geneva Palexpo convention center in Geneva.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the chosen name for Mitsubishi's new SUV created to sit between the ASX and Outlander.
Mitsubishi Motors is hoping that the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the answer to the auto manufacturers dwindling sales.
Mitsubishi intends to further grow its crossover line-up.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse is dead; long live the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.
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 based on images released by Mitsubishi Motors, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross would feature a sporty, chiseled front, sloping roofline at the rear, and steep rear windows.