2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT
Press Release) Mitsubishi Motors North
America, Inc., (MMNA) is giving its “attainable exotic” Eclipse
Spyder GS model additional styling enhancements and all models
receive new technology features for 2010. The GS model will now
feature restyled two-tone front and rear bumper fascias similar to
the GT model. With the freshened styling also comes a deeper “voice”
from an added dual exhaust system. Already equipped with a full
array of proven safety technology, the Eclipse GS for 2010 gains
Active Stability Control (ASC) as standard equipment. The Eclipse
Spyder continues to win over customers with this unique combination
of striking design, thrilling performance, high-quality convertible
top and excellent value.
Two Levels of Spyder Performance
The Eclipse Spyder is offered in two trim levels. The GS model is powered by a 162-hp 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine teamed with a 4-speed automatic transmission, and the Eclipse Spyder GT challenges more expensive sports cars with its 265-horsepower, 3.8-liter V-6 engine teamed with a 5-speed automatic. The GT’s 260 lb.-ft. of peak torque gives this model immediate and forceful off-the-line response. Both Eclipse automatic transmissions feature Sportronic™ console shifters to allow manual gear shift control for a more engaging driving experience. The 4-cylinder and V-6 Eclipse Spyder engines both feature the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system to help optimize engine efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range.
Rigid Body Structure, Sporty Chassis
the Eclipse platform to be built as a coupe or convertible. The
rigid platform enables the four-wheel independent suspension to give
the Eclipse Spyder both sporty road manners and a compliant,
Exotic-Inspired, Internationally Praised Design
The Eclipse Spyder
convincingly distinguishes itself from traditional, conservative or
retro styling seen on some convertible sport models. With athletic
fender arches, a wind tunnel-inspired front fascia and integrated
rear lip spoiler, Eclipse Spyder carves out its own unique style.
Premium Automatic Top
Perhaps most impressive about the Eclipse Spyder’s automatic top is that it folds completely out of sight under a flush-fitting powered tonneau cover in about 19 seconds. When raised, the top design gives the Eclipse a distinctive “chopped” speedster appearance. The Spyder’s top is made of cloth, compared to vinyl used on some cars in this price segment. Its advanced multi-layer construction includes a full headliner to provide the quiet, snug interior feeling of a coupe when it is raised. The top is designed to resist “ballooning” at highway speed, and the glass rear window features a defroster.
Interior Designed to be Seen
Convertible owners expect interior styling to be attractive in its own right – something to enhance pride of ownership when driving top-down. To that end, the Eclipse Spyder’s “attainable exotic” design theme continues inside. The wave-form instrument panel houses easy-to-reach controls and features distinctive motorcycle-inspired gauges and ice-blue nighttime illumination. The customer can choose from three available color schemes: Techno-Sport (charcoal), Hi-Q Sport (medium gray) and Avante Garde (terra cotta). The interior leather-wrapped steering wheel features audio system remote controls. High-back front bucket seats use open headrests for a sporty look and enhanced rear visibility.
High-Power Music Machine
Both Eclipse Spyder
models feature as standard a 650-watt (max.) Rockford-Fosgate
Premium Audio system with a 6-disc, in-dash CD changer that can play
MP3 CDs, plus SIRIUS® Satellite Radio with a 3-month pre-paid
subscription, and new for 2010, an auxiliary input jack for iPod and
MP3 connections. The audio system is specifically tuned for the
Eclipse Spyder and provides automatic sound equalization for top-up
or top-down driving. An eight-inch subwoofer is integrated into the
rear seat area as a design element.
On both the Eclipse
Spyder GS and GT models, the long list of standard equipment
includes advanced dual-stage front air bags and seat-mounted side
air bags, an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic
brake-force distribution (EBD), air conditioning, the 650-watt
(max.) Rockford-Fosgate audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio,
cruise control, engine immobilizer, fog lamps, keyless entry and
power windows, locks and mirrors. New for 2010 the Eclipse Spyder GS
model is also equipped with Active Stability Control (ASC) and
electronic traction control like the GT model.
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.