Mitsubishi Motors Begins Shipment of Eclipse Cross SUV to Europe

05-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Mitsubishi Motors | 6:00 AM Print This Post

TOKYO, Oct 4, 2017 – (JCN Newswire) – Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) today began the shipment of the new Eclipse Cross compact SUV to Europe.

The new model will be available in approximately 80 markets worldwide including Australia, North America and Japan.

The launch of the Eclipse Cross will involve the shipment of 50,000 units during the current fiscal year (ending March 31st, 2018), with the new model going on sale in Europe this winter.

Produced at Mitsubishi Motors’ Okazaki Plant near Nagoya, Japan, the Eclipse Cross complements the Corporation’s SUV lineup which currently comprises the ASX the Outlander and its techno-flagship, the Outlander PHEV.

The first car of the MMC’s new generation, Eclipse Cross blends sharp coupe looks with Mitsubishi Motors’ signature SUV & 4WD expertise.

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The new compact SUV model, the Eclipse Cross, shipped to Europe on October 3

*Please note: Start of Production of EU-spec. right-hand-drive models will follow in November.

About Mitsubishi Motors

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is the fifth largest automaker in Japan and the fifteenth largest in the world by global unit sales. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Throughout its history it has courted alliances with foreign partners, a strategy pioneered by their first president Tomio Kubo to encourage expansion, and continued by his successors. A significant stake was sold to Chrysler Corporation in 1971 which it held for 22 years, while DaimlerChrysler was a controlling shareholder between 2000 and 2005. Long term joint manufacturing and technology licencing deals with the Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea and Proton in Malaysia were also forged, while in Europe the company co-owned the largest automobile manufacturing plant in the Netherlands with Volvo for ten years in the 1990s, before taking sole ownership in 2001.

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