The Mitsubishi Eclipse is a sport compact car that was produced by Mitsubishi in four generations
between 1989 and 2011. A convertible body style was added during the 1996 model year.
They were built during Mitsubishi Motors’ close relationship with Chrysler Corporation. Their
partnership was known as Diamond-Star Motors (DSM). In Japan, the first two generations were sold at
a specific Japanese retail chain called Mitsubishi Car Plaza. The third generation (3G) shared a
redesigned platform with the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus. During May 2005, the fourth, and
final, generation (4G) Eclipse was introduced, replacing the Chrysler platform used in the first three
generations with the PS platform.
According to Mitsubishi Motors, the Eclipse was named after an unbeaten 18th-century English
racehorse that had won 26 races.