Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Story

Discover the Eclipse Cross’ heritage, philosophy and awards.

The history of Eclipse Cross

Setting the stage for the future of Mitsubishi Motors, is the Eclipse Cross. This compact crossover SUV was first introduced at the 87th Geneva Motor Show, 2017. Staying true to our design philosophy of honesty, robustness and Japanese craftsmanship, we’ll continue to build impressive mobility solutions.

The name

Where the name came from

The name "Eclipse" combined with "Cross" (short for crossover)The dynamic form adds a sense of excitement as the diamond ring effect during a total eclipse. The high-saturation red exterior colour evokes the brilliance of the sun's halo from behind the moon.

Next Generation Design

Designed to stand out

The Eclipse Cross brings the SUV to the modern world. Combining the latest styling design, with incredible driving
dynamics and safety technology. The sculpted profile, dynamic wheels and LED lighting create a sophisticated balance of sport and style – reflecting its originality.

The colour of a new era

We created our own colouring

Inspired by the light during an eclipse, we crafted high-saturation red for the Eclipse Cross. We call it, Red Diamond.

Form and function

Always creating functional designs

The Dynamic Shield is the powerful face, improving performance and protecting both car and passengers. Inside, we use the Horizontal Axis design concept across generations of our vehicles, for better visibility and sense changes in the road ahead.

Philosophy behind the Eclipse Cross

Rooted our philosophy of robustness and dependability, we design our cars to be nothing short of ingenious. Created with meticulous care we focus on getting the details right, from the colour to the connectivity.

Leading 4WD innovation

Making all the right moves

First, we delivered Super Select 4WD. Then we engineered All-Wheel Control to monitor the road and transfer power to improve handling. In 2005, we introduced Super All-Wheel Control (S-AWC) with multiple driving modes to provide the ultimate balance of efficiency and control. Pushing us ahead of leading SUV manufacturers.

Mitsubishi Innovations

A new level of connection

Combining safety and personalisation, the Eclipse Cross delivers Safeguard Services and Remote Services, giving you a never-before driving experience. With features ranging from emergency assistance on the road to remote climate control through the smartphone app, there are so many ways for you to stay connected wherever you go.
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Achievements and awards

Car of the year 2019

The Eclipse Cross won RJC Car of the Year 2019, a competition run by the Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC). It was also selected as a recipient of the Good Design Award 2018, by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion.

Eclipse Cross

Explore the Eclipse Cross range of models

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The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross range

Discover all the models in the Eclipse Cross range, from the Eclipse Cross Verve to the Eclipse Cross Exceed