Eclipse to Eclipse Cross: The Beloved Car Becomes a New Mitsubishi Crossover

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a modern take on an iconic Mitsubishi sedan: the Eclipse. While the Eclipse Cross and the Eclipse might sound like similar models, there are some important distinctions between them. The Eclipse Cross bears the nameplate of the performance-oriented Mitsubishi sedan, but it bears a crossover design.

The Eclipse, a sport compact car that combined versatile design and performance while still remaining affordable, was offered from 1989 to 2012. A favorite among sports car enthusiasts, the Eclipse was eventually discontinued to make room for newer models.  Now, the Eclipse nameplate is returning in the form of the Eclipse Cross.

Although the Eclipse Cross takes its name from the Eclipse, it has a bold crossover design, spacious seating for five people, and an impressive fuel-sipping powertrain. The 2020 Eclipse Cross averages 29 mpg on the highway , and the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine also pairs with available Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) to optimize handling on tough terrain.*

The new Mitsubishi crossover also brings a range of smart amenities, including Mitsubishi CONNECT®, which lets you easily access your vehicle remotely through a smartphone app, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connective capabilities, a premium audio system, and an intelligent touchscreen. Plus, with a suite of high-tech driver-assist technologies, you’ll have more help staying safe on the road.

Combining the comfort of the old with the innovations of the new, Mitsubishi has brought the Eclipse back with a vengeance. Visit Hampton Mitsubishi today and see why the 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is the crossover SUV you’ve been waiting for.