One of the leading Japanese car manufacturers, Mitsubishi, announced several months ago that it will revive production of 2016 Mitsubishi Eclipse, interrupted four years ago due to economic crises. Market wasn’t capable to absorb this luxurious sport car but things have changed since 2011.
2016 Mitsubishi Eclipse Review
Eclipse is a vehicle with a quite long history. Originally it was produced in 1989, and ever since them was one of the most beloved vehicles manufactured by Mitsubishi. This futuristic car is planned to be launched on US, Brazilian and Asian market.
It will directly compete with Mustang, Hyundai Genesis and Subaru BRZ. It is definitely one of the most anticipated cars of 2016 considering we haven’t seen new model for 4 years. Therefore, it is expected that 2016 Mitsubishi Eclipse will come with severe upgrades and it will look way different than previous model.
Engine of 2016 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Considering its aggressive look, you may think that it will come with a beast under the hood, but the truth is that the base engine will be 2.4l l4. This engine is able to deliver 162 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.
These figures may be under expectations but you haven’t seen everything yet. 2.4l l4 has a decent mileage, 20 mpg in a city and 28 mpg on highway. All those who need power will be satisfied with the second options.
Second choice is 3.4l six-cylinder that can deliver 265 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. More powerful engine usually comes with worse mileage, and this is also the case with 2016 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
With this engine Eclipse can reach 16 mpg in a city and 24 mpg on highway. Your choice will depend mostly on your preference, whether you want more power or more fuel efficient vehicle.
Both engines come with front-wheel drive, which we could see in previous models. There is no official information about optional driving options.
Interior and Exterior of new Mitsubishi Eclipse 2016
It is most likely that new Mitsubishi Eclipse will be based on PS platform. This platform will enable this car to be lighter than its predecessor and to improve fuel economy.
Outlook still resembles the old model but with few major updates, such as headlights, spoilers, hood, etc.
Generally, new Eclipse looks more aggressive than the previous type. Safety has been increased with additional features and cabin is more spacious and more comfortable.
High-quality leather is used increase comfort inside the cabin and it is equipped with many high-tech features.
Also, interior is full of wooden trims and panels and the steering wheel is wrapped in leather. Apparently, Mitsubishi put this part under spotlight and designers try to make ride as convenient as possible.
Not only the driver, but passengers as well, will enjoy riding in new Eclipse.
2016 Mitsubishi Eclipse Price
Price range is quite wide and it is expected pricing will start at $22,000. Depending on the features driver wants to have, price of the car can go up to $30,000 for full-equipped Eclipse.