During the 90s into 00s the Mitsubishi Eclipse sports coupé was very popular in the US market, and was eventually overtaken by the Lancer Evolution, which brought more practicality to the market. Die-hard fans will remember protagonist Paul Walker’s green, nitrous-equipped, Eclipse from the first The Fast & The Furious movie. But even in the movie series, Paul started a family– which is probably the reality of the movie fan base today as yesteryear’s 18-34s are today’s 35-55s. Thus, it makes sense that Mitsubishi saw it fit to name its latest performance-infused crossover the Eclipse Cross, a name that fans can relate to. Despite, its practical life pretences, we think that when people drive it, they are going to come away with a smirk emoticon plastered on their faces.
- Written by Narend Sooknarine
- Category: Launches