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Mitsubishi new compact SUV teaser

25 January 2017

Mitsubishi have previewed an official image ahead of the new compact SUV’s debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

All that can be seen at the moment is the car’s profile, displaying a slightly sloping roofline and rear lights inspired by the XR-PHEV II Concept.  The front end seems to be in line with the company’s latest modern design language.

No details on the powertrain have been revealed, but a 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol unit, mated to a CVT and AWD, as well as a 2.2-liter diesel with a 6-speed manual transmission and FWD are the most likely options.

The SUV is also expected to get the brand’s S-AWC all-wheel drive system, along with a multi-link rear axle. The name is yet to be revealed, although there are rumours that the Eclipse moniker could be revived – previously applied to a North American coupe model built between 1989 and 2011 – as Mitsubishi have indicated the SUV has a coupe-like design.