Hello, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. That's the name the Japanese brand has chosen for the new companion to its popular ASX, with this latest compact SUV to make its international debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva motor show.
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A couple of teaser images of the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross have been revealed to date, including the above shadowy silhouette image and the below tail-end shot, both of which give a little away about what to expect in terms of styling for the brand's newest rival to the Subaru XV, Nissan Qashqai and Honda HR-V.


According to Mitsubishi, the Eclipse part of the new moniker is supposed to hark back to the coupe of the same name that was sold in the US from 1989, while Cross - you guessed it - is short for crossover.

"Eclipse is a word used to describe an astronomical event. Marrying stylish coupe lines with the freedom of movement the SUV genre gives, the Eclipse Cross’ beautiful, dynamic form serves to bring about the same sense of excitement and inspiration as the diamond ring seen immediately before and after a total solar eclipse does," a statement from the brand read.

"The high-saturation red body colour newly developed for the model is also reflected in the name to evoke the brilliance of the prominence seen during the total solar eclipse," it ended.



We're expecting the new Mitsubishi SUV to be sold here later this year - exact timing is still to be confirmed.

Mitsubishi has built up quite a following for the ASX, which was the second-biggest selling small SUV in Australia last year, just pipped by the Mazda CX-3. The company will no doubt be hoping for similar success with its new Eclipse.