The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi, despite its former fecundity, has hardly been pleased with its products by recent developments. On the one hand, this is understandable: why change something that works so well and is sold out superbly? And everyone seems to be happy: the client gets for very reasonable money (Mitsubishi does not apply to car manufacturers of premium class) a quality car that will serve him for years; and the manufacturer - the ability to focus the efforts of our own engineers and designers on global tasks, without exchanging annual press releases about quasi-updates or the release of restyled versions. In practice, however, this does not always work: a potential buyer wants novelty, and a model, at least slightly modernized, will be bought up much better than an exact copy of last year’s version.
Photo: new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2018
However, in this regard, Mitsubishi made a thoughtful move, after several years of silence, reviving one of his most popular sports brands - Eclipse, the latest examples of which came off the assembly line in 2011. Such a solution will allow the Japanese manufacturer to attract a maximum of customers who still remember the old versions of Eclipse.
But there are some changes: the new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross is no longer a coupe, but a mid-size (and much more spacious) crossover - hence, in addition, the addition to the name “Cross”. And, of course, talking about the new generation of Eclipse will be a mistake: we are talking about a new line of cars that have adopted the old name. How successful this experiment will be, it will become clear even before the summer of 2018: before this date, the manufacturer plans to begin sales in all existing markets.
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