The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a well-known car; During a time when having a fast car was all the rage (thanks in part to a car movie), the Eclipse was an easy car to makeover, with a bottle of nitrous, a body kit, and a few tricks under the hood.
My husband and I had a 1996 model, that we decked out. Along with a turbo under the hood, a few aftermarket parts, and set of low profile tires, we were ripping up the street. It was a fun time.
Sadly, in 2012 Mitsubishi brought the reign of the Eclipse to an end. Sending it off in style with the SE (Special Edition). However, if you were to peruse the inventory of your local Mitsubishi dealership today, you might come across a very familiar name.
That’s right, the Eclipse has made its return, but it isn’t the same car you remember. No, the Eclipse is all grown up, introducing the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross CUV. Bigger than a car, but smaller than a traditional SUV, the new Eclipse is ready for a whole new adventure.
The Eclipse Cross CUV has a 1.5 L engine, with an intercooled turbo; a CVT automatic transmission; front and rear anti-roll bars; and 4 wheel independent suspension. In addition, the safety features include dual front and side airbags, overhead airbags, and driver knee airbags; as well as Anti-whiplash front head restraints.
It has a seating capacity of 5, with front bucket seats, and split rear folding seats. Throw in a rear camera and you are looking at a vehicle that is ready for some adventures.
What to see it in person, head on into your local Mitsubishi dealership, and tell them you want to check it out! The folks at West Loop Mitsubishi in San Antonio would love to tell you all about it, and any other model you might be eyeballing as well!