2015 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a sport compact car that’s been mentioned a lot in the rumors all over the world wide web. This new vehicle is going to continue earlier nameplate, that’s been in production from 1989 until 2011. Its name came from legendary race horse from 19 century, that never lost a race.
During its previous production years this model was sold under few different nameplates and badges like Eagle Talon and Plymouth Laser, because of the connections between Mitsubishi and Chrysler. This vehicle was sold in US, China, Japan, South Korea and Middle East. Since its third generation this car shared platform with Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus, then it shifted to a new PS Platform.
2015 Mitsubishi Eclipse Design – Inside and Outside
Since Mitsubishi’s PS Platform is still alive, there is a possibility that new model might be based on the same platform as its 4th generation ancestor. At the moment only Mitsubishi Endeavor is based on this platform, and the addition of this racy compact vehicle would really make Mitsubishi’s ”Project America” alive.
This model was mostly loved by the younger generations during its existence. Mostly because of its roles in Fast and Furious saga. Since younger generations like hi tech and can’t find their way with anything retro, 2015 Mitsubishi Eclipse interior will need to introduce some nice hi tech features inside its cabana. New model will probably come with FLEXConnect infotainment system, Bluetooth, few USB ports and 12V outlets, some powerful sound system (we vote for Bose) and it just might come with two supportive Recarro seats, but none of these has been confirmed yet.
Under the Hood and Power
It is still a mystery which engine is the new model going to have under its hood. It might get some similar solution as Mitsubishi Lancer for example, or it might get some turbocharged 1,5 or 2,0 liter four cylinder engine. Anyway it is not going to have less than 180 horsepower and it will definitely be able to reach 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. We expect rear and all wheel drive, same as in pre-2011 models and optional six speed manual transmission, since most of the cars from this class come with these.
2015 Mitsubishi Eclipse Price and Release date
Price of the new model is still unknown, same goes for release date. If Mitsubishi decides to deliver this vehicle in 2015 model year it is going to be one of the biggest news in compact sport car class and it is probably going to have its grand premiere on some of the November Motor shows. We hope to see 2015 Mitsubishi Eclipse in the dealer shops in the beginning of 2015.