The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a product of the Diamond Star Motors (Mitsubishi Motors) which was launched in the year 1989. The vehicle has been launched in the segment of sports compact vehicle. The Mitsubishi Eclipse
is a two door car that can seat four persons. The car got its name from the racehorse of the eighteenth century that was famous for its performances at the various races and has been a winner at 26 races. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Car
has evolved over the years to keep with the times and has thus, seen four generations.
The first generation of the Mitsubishi Eclipse
was from the period 1990-94 where it was styled as a three door hatchback and was manufactured on the Chrysler D platform. The vehicle came with the option of the 5 speed manual transmission or the 4 speed automatic transmission. The fuel capacity of the Mitsubishi Eclipse
during this phase was 60L.
The second generation Mitsubishi
Eclipse underwent several changes as compared to the first generation. The second generation of the Mitsubishi Eclipse was from the period 1995-1999. It was made available in a two door convertible and a three door hatchback style. It was manufactured on the Chrysler PJ platform. With a wheel base of 98.8 inches and 4 speed automatic transmissions or the 5 speed manual transmission, the Mitsubishi Eclipse is a real pleasure to drive. The Mitsubishi Cars Model
fuel capacity remained the same in the second generation vehicles at 60L.The styling underwent several changes making it attractive to the prospective customer. The convertible Mitsubishi Car Model
was the new addition at this stage. The more powerful turbocharged motor was a welcome change over the first generation.
The third generation from 2000-2005 had the 2.4 L 140hp I4 engine and an increased fuel tank capacity of 62 liters. Softer suspensions were provided making the ride quality truly enjoyable. The Mitsubishi Eclipse
EV was introduced which is an electric car fitted with manganese lithium batteries (manufactured by Japan Storage Battery co. Ltd.).
The fourth generation of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Model
car came into being from the year 2006 and is available in the 2 door convertible style or the 3 door hatchback. The fourth generation Mitsubishi Eclipse is manufactured on the Mitsubishi
PS platform. It is powered by a 2.4L 162 hp I4 engine or a 3.8 L 263hp V6 engine. It comes with the option of the 4 or 5 speed automatic transmissions or the 5 or 6 speed manual transmissions. The fuel capacity was further increased to 67L or 17.7 US gallons.
The Mitsubishi Eclipse
has proved to be a sleek swanky sports car which is a real pleasure driving.