The first model to wear the iconic Eclipse name since the Galant-based sportscar ended production six years ago, the Cross slots in between the ASX and Outlander in Mitsubishi's SUV portfolio, as well as being the first top adopt a coupe appearance reminiscent of the Toyota C-HR.
As well as incorporating the firm's Dynamic Shield front end styling and the aforementioned upwards sloping rear end, the interior boasts a new layout with a tablet-like infotainment display protruding from the dash, a centre console touchpad controller, Heads-Up Display and Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.
Hiding underneath the skin, the Cross comes fitted with a three-point strut tower brace at the front for improved rigidity, and a development of the electronic Super All-Wheel-Drive system and Active Yaw Control previously used in the legendary Lancer Evolution.
In line with previous reports, petrol power will come from a brand-new 1.5-litre turbo mated to a eight-step CVT, and a 2.2-litre DI-D turbodiesel connected to a Mitsubishi's new eight-speed automatic 'box. No further technical details were revealed.
Pricing and final spec is expected to be announced closer to the Eclipse Cross' market debut next year.