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Mitsubishi Eclipse Review: new Mitsubishi Eclipse enjoyable to drive

The new 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse was named after a racehorse which won 26 races in the 18th century. It is basically manufactured for markets including the United States and Canada, which are left hand drive markets. This car has been in manufacturing since the year 1989 and is a coupe styled car with four seats.

The new Mitsubishi Eclipse of the second generation continued to cater to the market requirements satisfied by the earlier models but was subjected to a major change in styling and the engines between the different trim levels were also different. A new convertible model called the Spyder, was launched in 1996. This convertible model was available with both turbo as well as non turbocharged engines.

Between 1995 and 1998 the new 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse was available in 7 trim levels:

  • The Eclipse: Base FWD model with 140 hp and 2.0 ltr. Engine
  • The Eclipse RS: FWD model With upgraded equipment and a 140 hp and 2.0 lt. engine
  • The Eclipse GS: An FWD model with upgraded equipment a 140 hp and 2.0 lt. engine
  • The Eclipse GS Spyder: An FWD convertible model with 141 hp and 2.4 lt. 16 valve engine
  • The Eclipse GS-T: A hardtop model with 210 hp and 2.0 lt. turbocharged engine
  • The Eclipse GS-T Spyder: A convertible model with 210 hp 2.0 lt. turbocharged engine
  • The Eclipse GSX: An AWD model with 210 hp and 2.0 lt. turbocharged engine

The third generation new Mitsubishi Eclipse was developed in 1999 and was the first concept car to be exhibited by Mitsubishi in the United States in the year 1998. This generation was also available in 7 trim levels from in the years 2000 to 2005:

  • The Eclipse RS & Eclipse GS: Base model with 150 hp and 2.4lt. engine
  • The Eclipse GS Spyder: An FWD Convertible model with 150hp and 2.4lt. engine
  • The Eclipse GT: An FWD hardtop model with 200 hp and 3.0lt. engine
  • The Eclipse GT Spyder: An FWD convertible model with 200 hp and 3.0 lt. engine
  • The Eclipse GTS: A FWD hardtop model with 210 hp and 3.0 lt. engine
  • The Eclipse GTS Spyder: An FWD convertible model with 210 hp and 3.0 lt. engine

The current fourth generation Mitsubishi Eclipse was Exhibited at the 2005 Detroit show and launched in 2006. It has upgraded features like 263hp 3.8 lt. L MIVEC V6 and 165 hp 2.4 lt engines. It is available in four trim levels;

  • The Eclipse GS: An FWD base model with 162 hp and 2.4lt. Mitsubishi 4G69 engine
  • The Eclipse GS Spyder: An FWD convertible model with 162 hp and 2.4 lt. Mitsubishi 6G75 engine
  • The Eclipse GS Spyder: An FWD convertible model with 263 hp 3.8 lt. Mitsubishi 4G69 engine
  • The Eclipse GT: An FWD hardtop model with 263 hp and 3.8lt Mitsubishi 6G75 engine
  • The Eclipse GT Spyder: An FWD convertible model with 260 hp 3.8 lt. Mitsubishi 6G75 engine

Technical specifications (latest model):

Max power GS: 263 hp

Engine GS: 4G69, 2.4 liter

Engine GS Spyder: Mitsubishi 6G75 Engine

Max power GS Spyder: 263 hp

Engine GT: 6G75

Max power GT: 263 hp

Engine GT Spyder: 6G75

Max power: 260 hp

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