Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a coupe that has been in production since 1989 for right hand drive markets. It was named after an 18th century English racehorse which won 26 races,[1] and has also been sold as the Eagle Talon and the Plymouth Laser captive imports through Mitsubishi Motors’ close relationship with the Chrysler Corporation. Their partnership was known as Diamond-Star Motors, or DSM, and the vehicle trio through the close of the second-generation line were sometimes referred to by the DSM moniker among enthusiast circles.

As of 2009, the Eclipse is officially available in North America, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, China, South Korea, the Philippines, and Brazil. On January 20, 2011, Mitsubishi announced its “Jump 2013” plan, which will see all U.S. built models, including the Eclipse, phased out by 2014.

The Mitsubishi Eclipse was given a minor facelift for the 2009 model year, adding optional dual exhaust and projector H.I.D. headlamps. The V6 engine now rated at 265 hp and 262 lb-ft torque. It was unveiled at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show.

The 2011 Mitsubishi Eclipse now features a “blackout” roof, similar to the 1990 version. For 2011, Mitsubishi has lowered the suspension of Eclipse about half an inch, which creates a lower center of gravity. Mitsubishi also added the following features to the Sun and sound package: backup camera, Bluetooth hands free calling, in GS trim the car gets the same 18 inch wheels and blackout front end as the GT model.

 

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