But it looks like it will have to do that without being overly innovative, as it seems Mitsubishi isn't going to offer a hybrid Eclipse Cross, but a choice of conventional petrol and diesel engines.
"Eclipse is a word used to describe an astronomical event".
A new Mitsubishi crossover will wear the familiar nameplate when it makes its debut next month at the Geneva auto show.
Full details on the Eclipse Cross will have to wait until its official reveal, but we do know that engineering for this new model was done in-house by Mitsubishi, with no help from its new corporate partner Nissan.
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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has named its all-new SUV "Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross".
A rendering of the upcoming crossover shows a sportback silhouette with an aggressive character crease cutting under the windows from the rear tail lights forward to the front doors.
Prices and equipment levels for the Eclipse Cross will be announced closer to the car's on-sale date later in the year, but expect it to sit between the ASX and Outlander in terms of pricing. Based on some of the concepts Mitsubishi has unveiled in the past few years, we don't doubt it could make an exciting-looking vehicle, but the real question is whether the crossover will be as exciting to drive as it looks and whether it will offer enough to compete in a segment that is just as saturated as the Eclipse Cross's body color.