It’s here, America: the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has arrived in the states. This compact crossover turns heads and draws attention with its fun, bold design, but you may be struck by the fact that it is not a compact car like its namesake. Mitsubishi produced the Eclipse as a sport compact car from 1989 to 2011, and it also came in a convertible form at one point. However, this version of the Eclipse is now part of the past, as Mitsubishi has converted the Eclipse from a compact sedan to a compact crossover, allowing it to join the ranks of one the fastest growing segments in the U.S.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse has a long and reputable history, arriving on the scene in 1989 as a four-cylinder sports coupe. It had a contoured exterior with a sporty, slicked-back design, featuring pop-up headlights, two doors, and some trims with all-wheel drive. The first generation routinely received four-star safety reviews from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Eclipse Turbo was named to the Car and Driver 10Best list from 1989 to 1992.
The appearance of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is sure to please those who fondly remember previous generations of the Eclipse. Just as the original Eclipse met the performance and design needs of drivers, so too will the all-new Eclipse Cross, which is boldly fresh and designed to meet the wants and needs of contemporary drivers.
This modern compact crossover offers great performance, efficiency, and the most up-to-date technology to drivers, including both entertainment and safety technology. Its zippy acceleration and responsive ride is a treat, and its interior comfort leaves little to be desired as you sit back comfortably and with peace of mind in the vehicle’s superior safety features. If you want to add a dash more fun to your ride, you can opt for the available panoramic sunroof, heated seats, and smart infotainment system which seamlessly integrates your smartphone’s entertainment and connectivity features into your modern driving experience.
To learn more about the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, swing by Schaumburg Mitsubishi for a test drive. We’re excited to reintroduce the Eclipse legacy for a new generation.