Today is the first time a total solar eclipse will be visible in America in nearly a century, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most. So of course we’re going to make an Eclipse joke, but Mitsubishi actually beat us to it — they referenced this day back in 1990 when the Mitsubishi Eclipse debuted.
“Astronomers tell us there won’t be a total eclipse in America until the year 2017. They are very much mistaken,” the narrator says. “They are very much mistaken.” Cue images of the car flying through the desert.
That was 27 years ago. The Eclipse sure looked futuristic at the time. Imagine if they really could see the future. Mitsubishi would be primarily a kei car making subsidiary of Nissan and the car they were so proudly debuting would be a crossover. What a time to be alive!