The Italian State Police (Arma dei Carabinieri) has added the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to its vehicle fleet.
Delivered this week to the General Command in Rome, the vehicles will initially be based in the Carabinieri Commandos of Rome and Milan and used for special tasks - such as the transport of organs and blood - and for institutional operational needs such as the protection of the territory.
Mitsubishi has previously supplied the Arma dei Carabinieri with specifically equipped and armoured Shoguns for use in high-risk areas including Afghanistan and Iraq, where ruggedness and reliability are of utmost importance, as well as the i-MiEV electric city-car for use in low-emission urban areas.
The Eclipse Cross combines go-anywhere SUV versatility with sharp coupe looks, a perfect fusion of signature Mitsubishi styling and performance.
In its exterior design, Eclipse Cross creates a new coupe-form SUV look. Crafted around the raised driving position, ample ground clearance and spacious cabin - essential characteristics of the SUV genre - the Eclipse Cross' lines give it a wedge-shaped profile accented by its strong belt and character lines, sporty roofline, short rear overhang and flared, muscular fenders.
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