Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross celebrates birthday and 80,000 global sales milestone
Tokyo – A year after its introduction, the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross has passed the 80,000 global sales milestone.
First launched in Europe, Japan and the US in early 2018, the Eclipse Cross has been a hit around the world, thanks to a fusion of SUV function and stylish coupe attractiveness.
Cumulative sales volume as of December 31, 2018
Mitsubishi Motors' first foray into the Coupe SUV segment, the Eclipse Cross is winning customers over with its style: customer surveys show that ‘Design' is listed as the main reason for purchase.
"The Eclipse Cross offers something truly different in the compact SUV sector," said Yuichiro Hayashi, Chief Product Specialist. "Its coupe styling is combined with Mitsubishi's SUV functionality and driving experience to create a car which is stylish, rugged and fun to drive. Its global success is proof that the concept is resonating with customers around the world."
In addition to its sales success, the Eclipse Cross was named as the "RJC Car of the Year 2019" by the Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC).
The prestigious RJC prize is awarded by RJC's expert members, with the winner chosen from all Japanese models launched on the domestic market. Judges praised the Eclipse Cross' sharp looks, excellent rough road performance and well-balanced drivability.
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About Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC)
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a global automobile company based in Tokyo, Japan, which has a competitive edge in SUVs and pickup trucks, electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The company launched the i-MiEV – the first mass-produced electric vehicle in 2009, which was followed by the OUTLANDER PHEV in 2013 – a plug-in hybrid market leader in Japan and Europe. Mitsubishi Motors has 30,000 employees and a global footprint with production facilities in Japan, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Philippines and Russia. Models, such as the PAJERO SPORT/MONTERO SPORT, TRITON/L200 and OUTLANDER play a major role in achieving its growth. The global sales volume in fiscal year 2017 was 1,101,000 units, and the net sales of Mitsubishi Motors for fiscal year 2017 was 2.19 trillion yen. Mitsubishi Motors is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.