In Detroit premiere of the fourth generation Mitsubishi Eclipse coupe. “Budget sports car” much prettier in appearance, became stronger and more dynamic. In addition, the coupe is going to complete enough quality and loud sound system.
Looks Eclipse 2006 model year and not a trace is left of the current lackluster remnant who distinguished themselves in the design is that the horizontal “ribs” on the sidewalls pretty pretty “stern”. “Eclipse” (translated from English eclipse) 2006 model year more raised sides and wings, very short overhangs, front in the new corporate style and a lean butt, reminiscent of the Nissan 350Z and Porsche.
Inside Eclipse, the designers of “three diamonds” made more of an effort even stronger than outside. The interior is designed in tri-color scheme. The crew sits in a deep sport seats. Wavy front panel “wraps around” the front occupants and instrument panel reminiscent of a motorcycle – two large dials in chrome housing sticking out of the dashboard like a two-wheeled car. The scale is highlighted bright blue light.
The creators claim that the new power body frame Eclipse has become much tougher. This, and the wider apart the wheels, the idea is to improve the stability and handling of a coupe. Suspension is fairly typical for inexpensive sports cars: front – front McPherson, rear – multi-link independent suspension. The front and the back, of course, there are stabilizer bars. The machine rests on 17-inch wheels.
On the base version of Eclipse will put a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine capacity of 165 HP (now engine produces 147 HP). Under the hood of the Eclipse GT is a 3.8-liter V6 engine with 260 HP, Both the engine equipped with MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Variable timing and lift Electronic Control) controlling the valves. Engines aggregated with a six-speed manual transmission or five-speed Sportronic automatic that allows you to switch manually. For the GT version, the Japanese procured equipment package Premium Sport. It includes sunroof electric, climate control, leather heated seat, heated mirrors, aluminum pedals, high quality sound system and 18-inch alloy wheels with tires 235/45.
Music for your car will deliver the firm Rockford Fosgate.
The Japanese understand that in such a car as the Eclipse sound system – almost as important a unit as the motor.
Indeed, in between races the owners of the sports coupe is a race between power and loudness of the sound systems of their cars. The music in “Eklipse” provide 6-disc CD changer that supports mp3 format, 650-watt amplifier, nine speakers and a powerful subwoofer in a fiberglass housing. However, many potential buyers of vehicles are likely to prefer to stuff the car with music of your choice – hardly anyone will want to have his Eclipse sounded exactly the same as a similar machine from a friend.
In the showrooms of dealers the car will appear in mid-2005. Price not yet reported. To us the Eclipse is not officially supplied, but through the efforts of “grey” dealers of cars will appear on the Russian roads – judging by the flickering often we Eclipse the previous generation, the demand for the car is there and there will be supply.