Mitsubishi GALANT — your diamond
The OEMs today are overwhelmed with Russian car market: available “Chinese” or “Koreans” offers every other car dealer. However, these cars are rather ordinary means of transportation, rather than more. Because those wishing to buy quality “Asian” you should pay attention to Japanese cars Mitsubishi. Among the lineup of the automaker is to provide a single playboy — Mitsubishi Galant. This car truly represents a harmony of practicality with quality. To make sure this will help you review a Mitsubishi GALANT.
Japanese car Mitsubishi Galant
Mitsubishi Galant and its evolution
World famous automobile company was founded by Yataro Iwasaki in 1873. She was engaged in the production and repair of ships. Initially, the owner named his company Tsukumo, but later renamed to Mitsubishi Commercial Company. Thanks to the support of the government, the brainchild of Yataro Iwasaki was Japan’s largest shipbuilding firm.
Later the firm began to aircraft – and automotive industry, and the first car was produced in 1917.
The Mitsubishi Galant was launched in 1969 and, in fact, was another variation of his prototype Colt. It was a pretty little car with 1.5-liter engine. The utmost distinguished variety of Galante’s special body shape and engine series Saturn. A little later on the basis of this machine created the Colt Galant GTO, became the founder of a new line of cars in Japan.
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After four season the car was converted into an independent model and presented in two body styles: sedan and coupe. In certain export countries, he had the name Mitsubishi Sapporo.
Japanese car Mitsubishi Sapporo
A few years later came the first technical modifications GALANT: rear springs replaced suspension springs, upgraded motors.
New GALANT appeared in front of Japanese audiences in 1983. This was a completely new medium size sedan.
Car Mitsubishi GALANT 1980 issue
After a few years, Mitsubishi motors presented another, fourth line Galant. The interior of the new car stands out front panel design and three-dimensional space.
The fifth generation GALANT was established in 1992. Updated auto put on weight, and from its predecessor the hatred flowing rounded shapes of the body. Technical data is also changed: now the car has gained power and modernity. Despite the drive quality and reliability, generation lasted only four seasons.
Mitsubishi Galant fifth series
In 1996 the world saw the Galant sixth generation — with a flat body shape, upgraded engine and dynamic silhouette. He acquired adaptive automatic transmission and the engine on gasoline with the technology of injection of fuel directly into the cylinders. A year later, the car became the best in Japan among classmates.
Mitsubishi Galant VI
Lineup the Galant few updated five years later. Standard car got “sport” package and, consequently, the appearance. Updated GALANT produced only sedan and wagon.
In the spring of 2003 Mitsubishi company presented in new York the next generation Galant car for the U.S. market. It is based on the M1 platform with front-wheel drive produced by Daimler Chrysler.
Japanese sedan Mitsubishi GALANT (1996-2003)
Sedans GALANT eighth generation since 2004 sell only in the markets of Japan and Taiwan, other global car markets of their realization ceases.
Mitsubishi Galant eighth generation
In 2008, the sedan of Mitsubishi Galant ninth generation returns to the Russian market. He acquired appropriate samples of the Russian lighting equipment and the dashboard. Motor cars are now designed to work in cold climates. The premiere of the updated Mitsubishi Galant was held in Chicago in 2009.
August 2012 Mitsubishi motors stops production of the Mitsubishi GALANT.
Mitsubishi GALANT ninth series
Test-drive of Mitsubishi Galant
Infinite variety of variations of Mitsubishi GALANT is embodied in just two trim levels — Intense (basic) and Instyle (top). The Intense version contains climate control, cruise control, side and front airbags for the driver and passenger visors, heated front seats, and a system of ABS+EBD and audio system with six speakers.
Grade Instyle equipped with audio system premium. The interior boasted leather seats and leather steering wheel with buttons for audio controls. In addition, there is a sunroof, and a stylish instrument panel with backlight. The front seats and side mirrors equipped with heating and driving and is adjustable in eight directions.
Technical data Galanta vary depending on the configuration. The basic version has an engine of 150 horsepower and a volume of 2.4 L. In the movement of the vehicle causes automatic transmission with ability to shift manually or automatic. The top version also has a 2.4-liter V6 engine with adaptive automatic with a capacity of 158 horsepower.
The Mitsubishi GALANT basic set added
Variations Intense c automatic transmission and manual transmission are different technical data. With the 2.4-liter engine, they have different power — 158 horsepower in automatic transmission and 8 less mechanical. Mitsubishi GALANT Intense with the automatic transmission reaches 100 km/h in 11.5 s, and with mechanical — 10,5 C. the Maximum speed of both the engine develops the same 200 km. But fuel consumption around town and highway too different: he is 13.5 l in the city and 7.2 l on the highway in a car with an automatic transmission and 11.3 l in the city and 6.8 l on the highway at the Mitsubishi GALANT with manual transmission.
All versions include disc brakes, air conditioning, electric Windows, mirrors and immobilizer and Central locking.
The price of the car
It is worth considering that August of 2012 the vehicle is not performed, and therefore, a new model of the past years is difficult to find. Car dealers offer to buy a new car from 780 000 rubles, depending on configuration. Mitsubishi Galant with mileage starts from 150 000 rubles (depends on the year of manufacture, machine, technical parameters of the car, mileage).
To buy a Mitsubishi Galant with mileage easier, than to find a new
Positive and negative quality model
To evaluate the quality of a car should be not only technical characteristics, but also on the design and ease of use. Your attention is invited to the summary positive and negative aspects of the Mitsubishi GALANT of the latest generation.
- the digitization of the speedometer in km/h (useful for Russian buyer);
- the open space behind;
- comfortable cabin;
- decent noise isolation.
- fairly small trunk;
- no prikurivatelja (only available socket);
- the lack of ashtrays;
- the inability to fold the rear seat backrest.
Video about the characteristics of the car Mitsubishi Galant 9:
GALANT last generation raises a number of conflicting emotions. The appearance of the car is unattractive, loses even against “the Koreans” underclass, which is especially noticeable on the background of the charming predecessor. However, the new GALANT is a modern solid machine that meets your style. Even basic equipment is equipped with benefits that are not offered in top versions of other brands, but it’s worth a lot. This car is a reasonable choice for practical business person.