Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced it has chosen the name Eclipse Cross for its new compact SUV model to be debuted at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. Eclipse derives its name from the MMC's popular specialty coupe model sold in the U.S. from 1989, while Cross is short for crossover. The high-saturation red body color newly developed for the model is also reflected in the name to evoke the brilliance of the prominence seen during the total solar eclipse. Eclipse Cross is a globally strategic model that will be shipped first to Europe in the fall this year and then rolled out in Japan, North America, Australia, and other regions.
Connectivity inspires new fun adventures:
The Eclipse Cross is fitted with the Smartphone Link Display Audio system, a Touchpad Controller and Head-Up Display which allows the driver to handle and interpret different types of information more easily and safely. Smartphone Link Display Audio also supports the Android Auto which provides voice-controlled operation of Google Maps, Google Play Music and other apps. The Touchpad Controller can operate audio functions like radio, as well as Apple CarPlay.
Enjoyable and stable driving with all-wheel control technology:
Eclipse Cross uses an electronically-controlled 4WD system that feeds the optimum amount of torque to the rear wheels as required by the driving situation and surface conditions. MMC’s Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) integrated vehicle dynamics control system incorporates brake-activated AYC. The addition of a 3-point strut tower brace at the front and the strategic use of structural bonding at the rear, in particular, have increased body rigidity. The tougher body and detail optimization of the suspension offers precise handling and superior vehicle stability.
Characteristic Dynamic Design:
The “Dynamic and Characteristic” rear design is distinguished by the almost cubist styling created around the high-mounted, stretched rear lamps and by how it horizontally divides the forward-rake rear window into two. When illuminated, the tubular LED brake lights and the central LED hi-mount stop light from a single bar of light running across the tail, giving Eclipse Cross a broad and stable appearance from the rear.