Car enthusiasts were probably hoping that the Eclipse name would be reserved for something with two doors and sporty handling, but instead, it’s been tacked to a new crossover from Mitsubishi.
And while the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is a small crossover that fills a rapidly growing market segment, the car itself might end up going down in history. Following the buyout of Mitsubishi by the Nissan-Renault alliance, all future products with the three-diamond badge will feature parts and technology that are mixed and matched from the automotive group’s catalog.
That means the Eclipse Cross is the last product that will be fully designed and built by Mitsubishi. That’s a big deal, and this could be the vehicle that leaves behind a certain legacy.
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