Thursday, September 17, 2020

2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross: let's try again...

 


It looks like Mitsubishi will try to smooth out the Eclipse Cross design a bit for 2021.

It came out 3 years ago, so I guess it is time for that mandatory "mid-cycle refresh". The Eclipse Cross has not been a hit so far. They could not even sell 20 000 of them last year. Which is really bad, especially in a "Crossover crazy" market like the one we have these days.

maybe it's the blasphemous use of the "Eclipse" name. The design? The "almost forgotten" Mitsubishi brand? Or all of the above.

Either way, Mitsubishi will try to do something about the design at least. Apparently, a plug-in hybrid version will be available. Which should help make it stand out. Since, so far, none of its competition has that option, at least in the US. Unless they keep the new powertrain away from the US for some stupid reason...

I do wish them well.





3 comments:

Adrian said...

terrible. how far these guys have fallen from the early 1990s when they had a true winner in the Eclipse coupe and even the super high tech 3000GT... the new Mitsubishi completely invisible. I ended up with a rental Outlander last year - brand new car yet it felt like something from 10-15 years ago. Why would ANYONE spend their money on these vs pretty much anything else available on the market?

Anonymous said...

the front overhang is reminiscent of the 1980's Toyota LE Van.

Hube said...

They need to ditch the awful cvt a.s.a.p.