In Motor City, the practice for years was to cruise in your best car with your best girl up and down, up and down Woodward Avenue, waiting to see and be seen by the rest of the Motor City cruisers and their girls (or their boys). Flashing chrome, blacked-out grilles, white-walls, redlines, and the occaisional spontaneous drag race.
As Mitsubishi Motors settles into its new ownership by Renault and its relationship with Nissan, Mitsubishi's product is temprarily winding down. The Lancer and all-electric i-MiEV are discontinued. The tiny and lackluster Mirage remains their only car. The promised plug-in Hybrid Outlander has become vaporware.
Now we await the EclipseCross, a crossover borrowing a storied sports car name from Mitsubishi past. Fitting: the Eclipse used to offer an all-wheel drive variant at the height of its performance roster.