Sept. 17, 2020

MITSUBISHI MOTORS TEASES NEW ECLIPSE CROSS REDESIGN

Mississauga, ON., September 17, 2020 – MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today released a first look at the redesigned Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, the next step in the company’s commitment to delivering a showroom full of new and extensively redesigned vehicles in Canada by the second quarter of 2021.  Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc. recently announced this commitment to the completely refreshed showroom lineup.

A full reveal of the reimagined Eclipse Cross will showcase the details of the design, and the vehicle will arrive in showrooms across Canada in the first quarter of 2021. 

Launched globally in 2017, the Eclipse Cross is a compact crossover SUV which fuses a coupe-like style with SUV capabilities. The refreshed model sports radically changed front and rear design, bringing forward a more upscale and energetic design to complement the sleek SUV styling.

“The new design draws inspiration from the MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT*1 emphasizing the strength and dynamics from our SUV heritage, while enhancing the cleanliness and elegance of a coupe-like SUV,” said Seiji Watanabe, division general manager of Design, MMC. “The Eclipse Cross is the first step toward the next generation of Mitsubishi Design, and there is so much more to come.”

Teasing the redesigned Eclipse Cross comes on the heels of the company revealing an overview of upcoming new and extensively redesigned vehicles it will launch in Canada through spring of 2021:

  • An upgraded internal-combustion powertrain and increased all-electric driving range will be added to the Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in Q1 of 2021
  • Bold, new styling updates outside and inside will highlight Mirage in Q1 of 2021
  • The redesigned Eclipse Cross will debut in Q1 of 2021
  • The highly anticipated all-new next generation Outlander will debut in spring of 2021
  • Every Mitsubishi nameplate will have available Forward Collision Mitigation with Pedestrian Detection active safety features

“2019 was Canada’s third-record breaking year in-a-row. We have an excellent foundation to build on as our brand transforms and brings new energy to our showrooms with a full line-up of new or significantly refreshed vehicles,” said Juyu Jeon, president and CEO, MMSCAN. “With today’s first look at the redesigned Eclipse Cross, we reveal the first look at our company’s future design language. This is just the beginning for a new road ahead and we’re excited to share more with our customers.”

In 2019, its second year in the Canadian market, Eclipse Cross saw a 42 per cent increase in sales across the country with customers purchasing the vehicle for its progressive styling, technology, Super All-Wheel Control system and value.

Further detailed information on the revised lineup of Mitsubishi Motors vehicles will be available at a later date.

 

*1 MITSUBISHI e-EVOLUTION CONCEPT is an all-electric high-performance SUV prototype that conceptualizes what MMC will bring to its customers in the very near future.

 

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