Mitsubishi Motors dealers attending the national franchise convention were treated to a preview of the new Eclipse sporty coupe scheduled to debut at the Detroit show. The all-new Eclipse takes a dynamic, muscular stance and hints toward a performance and handling package that will re-excite the sporty car segment.
The new Eclipse will offer more powerful four and six-cylinder engines than the current generation, an available 6-speed manual transmission and many interior feature upgrades to appeal to discriminating buyers. The Eclipse will continue to be built in the Mitsubishi Motors plant in Normal, Illinois.
Eclipse available feature highlights include:
- 3.8L V6 with 260 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque
- 5-speed Sportronic or 6-speed manual transmission
- 18-inch wheels
- 650-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system with 6-CD in-dash changer, MP3 playback, nine speakers with a 10-inch subwoofer
The Eclipse is slated to go on sale in summer 2005.