The Mitsubishi Eclipse receives a facelift for 2008 (though some manufacturers insist on referring to this year’s cars as 2009 models).
Under the skin there is little changed although a new rear end with dual exhaust system squeeze an extra 2 hp out of the V6 engine giving a total of 265 hp.
The main changes are the usual nose and tail modifications. With the Eclipse this means a blacked out front bumper giving the effect of a gaping mouth in the same style as the latest Lancer Ralliart and EVO X. It certainly gives the car a much more aggressive look.
The Eclipse is manufactured in the US and focuses on the local market. It has been criticised for it’s handling which is typical of a high powered, front heavy, front-wheel-drive car though this compromise gives considerably more interior and luggage space. The folding roof remains a compact fabric affair with a heated glass rear window.