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Press Release) Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA)
is introducing its revised 2010 Eclipse, which arrives in
dealerships this summer. Restyled front and rear bumper fascias
helped distinguish the Eclipse models for 2009, with the GT also
sporting a new large rear spoiler. The GT model also gained standard
high intensity discharge (HID) head lamps for 2009, further
sharpening front styling while aiding visibility for nighttime
driving. For the 2010 model year, the Eclipse adds the GS Sport trim
that combines the aggressive exterior appearance of the GT with the
fuel economy of the four cylinder GS model.
The 2010 Eclipse GT announces its presence a bit more strongly,
thanks to a new dual exhaust system introduced in 2009 that yields a
more powerful sound while also boosting horsepower to 265 (up from
263). Already equipped with a full array of proven safety
technology, the Eclipse GT gained Active Stability Control (ASC) as
standard equipment in 2009. Additional features include the
availability of Bluetooth connectivity in addition to rearview
camera with screen in rear view mirror.
Newly styled single-color front and rear bumper fascias lend a more
defined appearance to the Eclipse GS, while the new two-tone bumper
fascias for the GT model further emphasizes its road-hungry stance.
The "attainable exotic" design of the fourth-generation Eclipse is
further underscored for 2010 by the availability of a moody new
exterior hue, Carbon metallic and Solar, a vibrant new yellow.
Models with the standard cloth interior feature upgraded fabrics.
650-watt (max.)audio system that is part of the optional Sun & Sound
Package available for the GS and GT models is among the most
powerful factory-installed mobile audio systems in the market today.
The option features a 6-disc, in-dash CD changer that can play MP3
CDs, and also includes SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with a 3-month
pre-paid subscription. SIRIUS Satellite Radio provides digital sound
quality, seamless coast-to-coast coverage, and nearly 200 channels
of programming, many of them commercial-free.
The Rockford-Fosgate system plays through nine speakers, including a
10-inch subwoofer. The PUNCH® control and Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
give the user total control over the subwoofer's "punch" level and
provide custom music-genre equalization as well as sound field image
settings, including: Normal, Stage, Live and Hall. A DSP sound
setting memory function allows users to configure all eight DSP
settings and save them in six preset locations for favorite CDs,
artists, or music genres.
The Sun & Sound Package, as its name might suggest, also adds a
power sunroof with sunshade. In addition, the package includes an
array of comfort and convenience features, including steering wheel
audio controls, auto-dimming rear-view mirror. On the GS, the
package also adds a glove box with damper, illuminated ignition key
cylinder and a windshield shade band, all of which are already
standard on the GT model.
The optional Premium Sport Package for the Eclipse GT combines all
the features of the Sun & Sound Package with automatic climate
control, leather seating, a power driver's seat, heated front seats
and heated exterior mirrors. Also with this package, the GT's
18-inch alloy wheels feature a distinctive machine finish with
Eclipsing the Competition
Eclipse is offered in
two trim and performance levels. The GS model is powered by a
162-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. With a 265-horsepower,
3.8-liter V-6 engine, the Eclipse GT plays in a serious league of
performance cars. Both Eclipse engines employ the Mitsubishi
Innovative Valve-timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system to help
optimize engine efficiency and power across a broad engine speed
range. The GT's 262 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,500 rpm provides
forceful off-the-line thrust. With the standard 6-speed manual
transmission, the Eclipse GT can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in
about six seconds.
The Eclipse GS features a standard 5-speed manual transmission and
offers an optional 4-speed automatic. The GT offers an optional
5-speed automatic. In both Eclipse models, Sportronic™ console
shifters allow manual gearshift control.
Curve-Taming Chassis Tuning
A rigid platform enables
the 4-wheel independent suspension to give the Eclipse sporty road
manners and a compliant, comfortable ride. The front suspension uses
a proven MacPherson strut design with a 22-mm stabilizer bar.
On the Eclipse GT, a strut tower bar supplements chassis rigidity.
The low-mounted multi-link rear suspension is equipped with either a
20-mm (GS) or 21-mm (GT) rear stabilizer bar. All Eclipse models
come equipped with standard 4-wheel disc brakes with 11.6-inch
ventilated front discs, anti-lock (ABS) and electronic brake-force
distribution (EBD). Rear brakes are 10.3-inch solid discs on the GS,
and 11.2-inch ventilated discs on GT.
The Eclipse GS rolls on standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with
225/50R17 V-rated tires (18-in. with SE). The GT features standard
18-inch alloy wheels with 235/45R18 V-rated tires. A standard Tire
Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) on all models can alert the driver
to the potentially hazardous condition of having too-low air
pressure in one or more tires.
All Eclipse coupe models
are equipped with advanced dual front airbags, front seat mounted
side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. The front seat belts
integrate pre-tensioners with force limiters. Energy absorbing
materials cover the inside of the front, center and C-pillars to
help reduce the possibility of injury during a collision.
The Eclipse unibody structure features extensive reinforcement,
including front and rear crumple zones, for passenger protection in
the event of a collision. Robust front subframe members are
connected with a dash panel crossmember and strong, front steel
crossmember to help create a rigid boxed section front subframe
area. Reinforced side sill members also help disperse collision
energy, and high-strength steel cross members across the floor help
absorb side impact energy.
Exotic Style with Everyday Comfort
exotic-inspired interior design with long-distance comfort. The dash
and door panels are covered in upscale, modern, padded and textured
materials that match the seat coverings. The center dash features a
prominent climate and audio control stack with large control knobs
and fin-shut vents. Atop the center panel, a signature Mitsubishi
LCD screen provides radio and clock displays plus compass and
ambient temperature indicators in certain models. At night, the
gauges, interior control knobs, and switches are illuminated by
striking ice-blue LED lamps.
Eclipse's high-back front bucket seats feature integrated, open head
restraints for a sporty look and enhanced rear visibility. A
large-capacity glove box and numerous cubbies and storage
compartments highlight everyday usability. With both the 50:50
split-folding rear seatbacks lowered, the Eclipse provides a
generous 15.7 cu. ft. of carrying capacity, and the hatch features a
wide opening and a low lift-over.
On all Eclipse models,
the long list of standard equipment includes air conditioning,
auto-off head lamps, cruise control, engine immobilizer, keyless
entry and power windows, locks and mirrors. In addition to GS-level
equipment, the GT adds Active Stability Control (ASC), HID head
lamps, electronic traction control, fog lamps and a standard outside
temperature and compass display (the last item included in the
optional GS Sun & Sound Package, as well).
The Eclipse coupe and Eclipse Spyder sports models, along with the
Galant midsize sedans and the Endeavor crossover SUV, are all built
in the Mitsubishi manufacturing plant in Normal, Ill. One of the
industry's most flexible assembly plants, the Mitsubishi
manufacturing facility is proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary
of vehicle production in 2008.
Mitsubishi cars, sport
utility vehicles and pickup trucks are backed by comprehensive new
vehicle limited warranties. Mitsubishi Eclipse, Lancer, Galant,
Endeavor and Outlander vehicles come with a 10-year/100,000 mile
powertrain limited warranty; along with a 5-year/60,000 mile bumper
to bumper new vehicle limited warranty. The high-performance Lancer
Evolution and Ralliart models are covered by a 5-year, 60,000 mile
powertrain limited warranty, along with a 3-year/36,000 mile bumper
to bumper new vehicle limited warranty.
All Mitsubishi vehicles have a 7-year /100,000 mile
anti-corrosion/perforation limited warranty, along with
5-years/unlimited miles Roadside Assistance, which includes free
towing to the nearest authorized Mitsubishi retailer.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all
manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, research and development
operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells
coupes, convertibles, sedans, sport utility vehicles, and light
trucks through a network of approximately 430 dealers.