Next Mitsubishi Hybrid Likely to be a Crossover

Next Mitsubishi Hybrid Likely to be a Crossover | Heritage Mitsubishi | Morrow, GAMitsubishi has been rearranging its lineup over the past few years. Following the success of the Outlander and Outlander Sport, many new nameplates are coming out in the form of CUVs. However, Mitsubishi has been toying with another segment behind the scenes in their concept cars and auto shows — plug-in hybrids and electric cars. The Outlander PHEV is the first to make its way to the global market, and the next Mitsubishi hybrid is most likely going to be another crossover, arriving sometime around 2020.

The Outlander PHEV took some time to get to North America; Mitsubishi reps say that’s because they wanted to perfect the vehicle before bringing it to a new market. From now on, new plug-in hybrids and other electrified nameplates will come to the U.S. faster. Some concepts that have appeared at auto shows include the all-electric eX in 2015, 2016’s all-terrain GT-PHEV concept, and the E-VOLUTION model from the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with a performance-focused, coupe-like design.

The next Mitsubishi hybrid will probably also go the PHEV route, as the alliance between Mitsubishi, Renault, and Nissan insinuates that Nissan and Renault will be pursuing all-electric tech while Mitsubishi delves into other markets. Keep your eyes open for more information on a Mitsubishi plug-in crossover sometime in the next two years.

First Drive Highlights from the New Eclipse Cross

First Drive Highlights from the New Eclipse Cross | Heritage Mitsubishi | Morrow, GAIn 2012, the sporty Mitsubishi Eclipse vanished from the brand’s lineup. In 2017, a total eclipse of the sun swept across the U.S., and Mitsubishi joined in the fun by unveiling the new Eclipse Cross. Inheriting the athletic spirit of the original car in the form of a sporty, cutting-edge crossover, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross promised a more spirited drive and a performance-focused build.

AutomobileMag.com recently took the Eclipse Cross on its first drive to see how the crossover handles the road. The publication complimented the Eclipse Cross’s standard powertrain, including its capable 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that had no problem accelerating on any terrain. The CVT was also carefully tuned to provide top-of-the-line efficiency without cutting into the crossover’s performance.

Automobile Mag also notes that while the crossover segment has become rather saturated with competition, Mitsubishi combats this by taking bold choices with the Eclipse Cross’s “dynamic shield” design, featuring a unique and sleek exterior. The cabin also features more premium materials and an intuitive infotainment system, despite the crossover’s affordable price tag.

The new Eclipse Cross is available at dealer lots now, so make sure you make your way here to Heritage Mitsubishi if you’re interested in experiencing its next-level performance for yourself.