It has emerged that the newly-launched Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross may spawn a family of models that includes different body styles and performance versions.
During an interview with Motoring at the Geneva Motor Show, Mitsubishi’s program director C&D-segment, Hiroshi Yamauchi, revealed that a number of different options are being explored for the Eclipse Cross.
Asked about a possible Ralliart variant, Yamauchi said “It’s possible. I think that is one option, but first I want to get the feedback from the market and then I will decide which direction should be on the life-cycle management.
“I am not sure at this moment which direction is appropriate for new Eclipse Cross… The Ralliart version is one option,” he said.
Additionally, Yamauchi said that it would be possible for the Japanese marque to develop a three-door version but hinted it would only become a reality if the standard five-door Eclipse Cross sells in high numbers.
“Three-door version is interesting, that is my opinion. But business-wise it is difficult due to small unit volume. If we want to develop a three-door version I need much more investment – a lot of money. To get more investment we need much more volume all over the world. So at this moment I think it would be very difficult to develop a three-door version.”