Mitsubishi teases new compact crossover that could be called Eclipse


Does the world need another compact crossover? No, not really. But Mitsubishi could certainly use another vehicle in the hottest segment in America. And the Japanese automaker is about to show off a brand-new model at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show that will slot between the Outlander Sport and the larger Outlander.

Rumors suggest that this new compact crossover might revive a well-known name from the past: Eclipse. While that’s undeniably better than a random series of numbers or letters, or another riff on the Outlander moniker, Mitsubishi would surely alienate some of its hardcore fans by christening a CUV with the name of an old sport coupe. Here’s hoping those rumors stay exactly that.

Moving past the potentially controversial name, what we’re looking at is a pretty conventional coupe-like two-box shape. The sloping roofline looks current, and the steeply raked rear glass adds a sporty flare. We’ve got a little over a month before we see the new ‘ute in all its glory, and probably about a year before it’s in US showrooms. In the meantime, check out the dark teaser above or click to enlarge it down below.

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