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Mitsubishi Motors presents the all-new Eclipse Cross at the Quebec International Auto Show

A defensive driving course with the Outlander PHEV 2018 and the fleet agreement for 103 Outlander PHEV by the Government of Quebec announced

Quebec City, Quebec – March 4, 2018 –Mitsubishi Motors of Canada will reveal the all-new 2018 Eclipse Cross for the first time in Quebec at the Quebec City International Auto Show. Attendees will also have the opportunity to drive the all-new 2018 Outlander PHEV in a free program of safe winter driving called “Winter driving: In control with Mitsubishi Motors" (Conduite hivernale : en contrôle avec Mitsubishi Motors), presented by the professional driver Carl Nadeau throughout the duration of the Show. Mitsubishi Motors will also announce a significant sales agreement with the Government of Quebec for its fleet.

Première of the 2018 Eclipse Cross
In Canadian dealerships in March 2018, the Eclipse Cross combines style, technology and driving confidence under the Mitsubishi signature. The Eclipse Cross contains several new features, such as a 1.5 L turbo engine, a two-panel power panoramic roof, heads-up display (HUD) and heated rear seats.

In Canada, this exceptional vehicle comes standard, because all versions of the Eclipse Cross are equipped with the advanced Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), exclusive to Mitsubishi Motors, which improves stability on straight roads and in corners by precisely controlling the torque transmitted to each of the four wheels. Other standard features include heated exterior mirrors, rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels, rear-view camera, stereo with a thin 7-inch touch screen and smartphone connectivity, compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The starting MSRP for the Eclipse Cross is $27,798.

Coupe styling in a CUV
The coupe-style shape of the Eclipse Cross is distinguished by its wedge-shaped profile with distinct beltline and solid style line, its strongly forward-sloping rear window, its angular hatch and short overhang, as well as imposing wing arches reflecting the image of a high-level athlete.

The front of the Eclipse Cross presents a bold shield design exclusive to Mitsubishi Motors. The concept represents a dynamic shield, visually formed by the black central section of the black grille which alludes to the superior performances of the vehicle. The black section is supported on three sides – left, right and bottom. The dynamic shield underlines the functions of the front end aimed at protecting the occupants and the vehicle.

The uniquely dynamic rear design is distinguished by its almost cubic style, combined with long, high rear lights, as well as the fact that it divides the front-sloping rear window into two sections. When they are lit, the LED brake lights and the centre-high DEL brake light form a unique light bar across the rear, giving the Eclipse Cross a solid and stable appearance.

Free test drives and winter driving lessons with the 2018 Outlander PHEV and its Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC)
Also presented at the Quebec City International Auto Show: the game-changing all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, the worlds best-selling plug-in hybrid SUV and one of the best selling plug-in hybrids in Europe with sales of more than 100,000. The Outlander PHEV is the first rechargeable hybrid to offer four-wheel drive in fully electric mode, and the first rechargeable SUV to have DC Quick Charging which gives an 80% recharge in less than half an hour. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to try the 2018 Outlander PHEV, with professional racing driver Carl Nadeau, who will give some tips on safe winter driving on snow- and ice-covered tracks near the Centre des Foires de Québec.

Sales agreement with the Quebec government’s fleet
The vehicle management centre [Centre de gestion de l’équipement roulant (CGER)], the public vehicle fleet management service of the Ministry of Transport, sustainable mobility and electrification of vehicles, recently ordered 103, 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV from Mitsubishi Motors Sales of Canada (MMSCAN). 

“The game-changing Outlander PHEV offers every possible advantage because it is a rechargeable plug-in hybrid with no compromises on functionality. We are honoured that the Quebec government has ordered the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV as a sport utility vehicle for its fleet, and we congratulate them on their mandate to run an advanced fleet. Mitsubishi Motors is highly engaged in finding electrified-vehicle solutions for its clients of today and tomorrow,” said Michel Fortin, Regional Sales Manager for Mitsubishi Motors Sales of Canada.

“This purchase is part of the Quebec government’s objective of introducing 1,000 electric vehicles by December 31, 2020, as part of its 2015-2020 action plan for transport electrification. The 2018 Outlander PHEV will fulfil a major need for light vehicles in our fleet, as well as our intention to reduce greenhouse gases,” said Mr. André Fortin, the Quebec government Minister of Transport, sustainable mobility and transport electrification.

Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada is the sales, service, parts and marketing arm for Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors. With a product range consisting of Mirage hatchback and G4 sedan, RVR compact crossover, Outlander compact sport utility and Outlander PHEV, and Eclipse Cross, MMSCAN supports its dealerships with a head office team and parts distribution centre -- both located in Mississauga, Ontario. Established in 2002, MMSCAN and its dealerships employ over 1,200 people in communities large and small. In 2016, MMSCAN became the only automaker to partner with Breakfast Club of Canada with a goal of stimulating young minds and a brighter future in communities across the land.

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