According to the publication Auto Express, the company Mitsubishi is developing a new crossover that market competition impose models Nissan Qashqai 2 and of Seat Ateca. New Eclipse get revived the name under which previously (up to 2011) sold the Japanese sports car.
Mitsubishi Eclipse 2017 is developed on the platform of the Outlander 3 crossover, but the chassis will apply the new materials that will increase the rigidity of the “trolley”. Behind the coupe will get a multi-link suspension, but the suspension scheme front is still unknown.
Exterior design trends will be similar to the concept of the PHEV-II of XR, which the Japanese presented at the motor show in Geneva the public 2015. As for the technical stuffing, the crossover line powertrains Mitsubishi Eclipse 2018 will be presented to the 1.5-liter petrol and 2,2 turbo liter diesel engine, and combined they will be paired with a six-speed mechanics and variator.
According to project manager Hiroeke Kagawa, gasoline engine is capable of developing about 120 hp and 200 Nm, but the motor performance of heavy fuel oil was not disclosed. It is also known that in the SUV market will offer both front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions.
It is expected that the Japanese Mitsubishi Eclipse SUV will present the production version of the spring motor show in Geneva 2017, and its sales in the European market is scheduled for the end of the same year. No information on pricing yet.