2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse at Chicago show

2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse at Chicago show


The existing Mitsubishi Eclipse, sold only in North America, gets a facelift for the 2009 model year to make it look like the new Lancer Evolution. Except that the Evo remains the true sports car of the range.


The front-wheel-drive Eclipse can be had with a 162 hp 2.4-litre four-cylinder mated to a five-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic, while a 265 hp 3.8-litre V6 is mated a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic.


Available in coupe or convertible form, options include HID headlights and stability control, among other items.


Built in America alongside the Galant, the model is not expected to come to the Middle East anytime soon.


What do you think?



  1. the problem is that its still front wheel drive 🙁

  2. I don’t see it Mashfique, looks like the Evo? You sure bro?

  3. 😐 not bad.better than previous one. 😐

  4. Looks nice … good thing its not coming other wise it will be an added line to my lonnnnng wana have cars from witch i can afford none 😥 by the way, i dont know the name of the editor of this site but can you make a review for the Mitsubishi nativa plz … i wana buy a cheap decent off-roader, that is good for an every day car yet makes me proud on fridays in Hatta, do you think Nativa is a good choice?

  5. Author

    Rivo, the grille is supposed to look like the Evo one.

    Anthony, the Nativa will do fine for your job. It’s just not very “nice” because it is based on a pickup. Cheap interior, outdated road handling, etc. But fine for going to work, carrying workers and doing Hatta.

  6. Thanks mashfique for your reply… i can’t really be very naggy since i have a limited budget, i kinda liked the ruff looks but i was worried about the performance. If it was you buying would you go for a brand new Nativa or a second hand Pajero ? 😕

  7. Author

    I’d go with a 2nd-hand Pajero, but I’d know how to check for damage, defects and such. Don’t take that risk if you are not confident.

  8. thanks man i appreciate it …
    oh by the way, the site is prety active, why dont you start a community activity or something since every one are car entuziast ?!! 😉

  9. can i drive this car just 2 min :D:D:D:D:D 😛

  10. Is the 2009 Eclipse available in Dubai?

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