Mitsubishi has confirmed that its new small crossover will debut wearing Eclipse Cross badges, following earlier speculation that the Eclipse name was a frontrunner for the new SUV model.
Set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the Eclipse Cross will slot into the Mitsubishi range as a much-needed new model between the aging ASX and Outlander models.
Mitsubishi acknowledges its earlier use of the Eclipse name on a North American market coupe sold from 1989 until 2011, adding the ‘Cross’ designation seemingly to spare any confusion between the two.
Rumoured powertrains for the Eclipse Cross include a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol, 2.2-litre turbo diesel and plug-in hybrid, with both front- and all-wheel drive options depending on the engine.
More information is expected to follow in the lead up to the Geneva Motor Show.