• Chrysler Galant

The Mitsubishi Galant is a 1969-built, commonly located in the middle class passenger cars of the Japanese manufacturer Mitsubishi. The Galant was offered until 2004 also in Germany.

The Mitsubishi Galant is the first generation, initially marketed under the name Colt Galant, was introduced in December 1969.

Initially, only a four-door sedan with 1.3 stand – or 1.5-liter four-cylinder is available in three versions; 1970 was followed by a two-door notchback coupe, the first Japanese car to B-pillars waived (so-called hardtop coupe). The Colt Galant was the first Mitsubishi model exported to North America and sold under the names Dodge Colt, after the Chrysler Group had taken over 1970/71 shares of Mitsubishi. Also available was a five-door station wagon from 1970. Also in 1970 was the other Mitsubishi models a fastback coupe called the Galant GTO follow, the style was based on the American muscle car was available with three different engines and remained until 1975 in the offer. The model name GTO was revived by Mitsubishi with the Mitsubishi GTO in the 1990s.

In 1971, another variant called Galant FTO coupé with 1.4-liter four-cylinder in the program. Also, this designation was resumed from the factory in the 1990s with the Mitsubishi FTO.

This guy drew attention to himself by rally victories in 1972 and 1973 (Southern Cross Rally).

In Germany the first Galant was not offered.


The second generation Galant was exported on a large scale; in North America, he was again offered as a Dodge Colt, Chrysler Valiant Galant in Australia and some European markets (but not in Germany) as the Colt Galant.

Feature of this series was the more rounded body shape with fashionable hip movement and the use of a new generation of engines the Astron family in addition to the machines previously used the Saturn series. This contributed up to 125hp and waited in some embodiments, the first time with the patented Mitsubishi Silent Shaft-balance shafts to increase the engine running.

The introduced in 1976, in Japan Galant Σ (Sigma) called the third generation Galant was offered after the establishment of Mitsubishi Germany in 1977 under the name Mitsubishi Galant also in Germany, the wagon in North America as the Dodge Colt. In Australia, where the model was mounted in a Chrysler plant, he went under the name Chrysler Sigma.

This generation was available only as a four-door sedan and five-door estate; served as a coupe version of the later introduced Mitsubishi Sapporo, in Japan Galant Λ (Lambda), called in Australia Chrysler Scorpion.

Technical main feature of this series were the MCA-Jet engine with "Jet Valve", an additional intake valve per cylinder, which made it possible to reduce exhaust emissions, without the need to revise the cylinder head profound, as well as the patented balance shafts to enhance smoothness.

Im Deutschen program standen die als limousine 1600 GL (55 kW/75 PS, DM 11.990) und als 2000 glx (63 kW/85 PS, DM 13.790) sowie der abs 1978 GL 1600 Kombi (DM 13.990). Anfang 1980 ergänzte EIN 2000 glx Kombi das Angebot.

In 1980, the much edgier fourth generation on the market, which was to have from September of the year in Germany. When Galant A160 it was a thoroughly refreshed A120 with redesigned front end, 15 mm longer wheelbase, the Lancer acquired consuming guided rear axle beam or in some models, a new semi-trailing arm rear axle. Even the engine range was expanded; first time were versions with ECI injection and turbo, a 2.3-liter turbodiesel offered, a first in the Japanese automotive industry.

1600 GL and GLX (unchanged 55 kW/75hp) and 2000 GLS/GLX (now with the new "Sirius" two-liter with 75 kW/102hp), the turbo diesel with 62 kW/84hp and joined, from May 1982, the Galant Turbo ECI with a turbocharged, 125 kW/170hp leistendem two-liter four-cylinder. The combined there were only 1600 GL and 2000 GLX, from February 1983 as a turbo diesel. The prices ranged from 13,790 DM (1600 GL) and 23,990 DM (Turbo).

The Galant series E10 was introduced in the fall of 1983 and came to Germany in July 1984. He also got the same year the award of the German car price the golden steering wheel. With the E10, the conversion was carried out on front wheel drive and transverse engine, the estate version was no longer sold in Europe.

Were offered the early 1600 GLX (as before with 55 kW/75hp), 2000 GLS and Royal (75 kW/102hp unchanged), a new turbo diesel model with 1.8-liter four-cylinder large (60 kW/82 PS), 2400-GLS four-cylinder (82 kW/112hp), only with automatic transmission, and a revised turbo ECI with only 110 kW/150hp. Prices at introduction amounted to 17,990 DM (1600 GL) to 30,700 DM (Turbo ECI).

In Germany accounted for as of September 1985, the Turbo model, also received the 2400 standard-way catalytic converters and was also offered with a five-speed manual transmission. From 1986, a regulated catalytic converter was also available for the 2000. In Australia and parts of Asia, the Galant was sold under the name Mitsubishi Magna.

The next generation appeared in 1987 on the domestic market and was in Japan was the type as a model in 1987, with the four-wheel model Galant GTi 16V Dynamic 4 Car of the Year 1988. In the USA 1989 Import Car of the Year.

This generation was also based Mitsubishi Sigma. The Galant E30 was on the German market the most successful, because it was sold in five years, almost 80,000 times.

The Galant E30 arrived in Germany in March 1988 on the market, initially followed only as four-door notchback sedan in March 1989 by the five-door hatchback model. Were offered a 1.8-liter four-cylinder (63 kW/86hp, as of 1990 66 kW/90hp, only notchback), a two-liter (80 kW/109hp), a 1.8-liter turbo diesel (55 kW/75hp) and in the top model, the GTi 16V Dynamic 4 with permanent four-wheel drive, a two-liter 16V with 106 kW/144hp. As GTi 16V it gave the model even without all-wheel drive.

A only in Japan and the United States offered, limited to 1500 pieces special edition VR-4 made with turbocharged 140 kW (190hp). The VR-4, the homologation of used until 1992 MMC rally was vr4 galant. In Australia, there was also a VR model that corresponded to this country offered GTI 16v.

In Japan, there was also a modified AMG GTI model. It provided 125 kW (170hp) and had one side of another front bumper also has a upgraded interior as well as side skirts and rear apron.

Was a technical feature of the GTi 16V (only 2WD) consisting of the Mitsubishi Sapporo acquired Electronics Suspension (ECS), which held the vehicle in all driving situations at the same level parallel to the roadway. This was accomplished by a combination of pneumatic and active damping influence., Introduced in September 1988 GTi 16V 2WD and the Dynamic 4 was powered by a fuel injected 2-liter four-cylinder with dual overhead camshafts (DOHC); he combined the first car ever all-wheel drive (4WD) and all-wheel steering (4WS). When wheel steering, the steering behavior of the rear wheels was matched to that of the front wheels, making an improved steering response and greater driving stability were assured when cornering and lane changes. Standard had the Galant for environmental reasons, an activated carbon system and a regulated catalytic converter (TWC).

The price range was at the idea of ​​DM 22,900 (1.8 GLS) to 42,500 DM (Dynamic 4).

From 1989 was sold as the Eagle 2000 GTX Galant E30 in Canada as Dodge 2000 GTX and from 1992 to 1993.

From May 1989 to March 1993, the Australian Galant (series HG and HH) was built.

Rear view of the Galant Saloon (USA)

The successor Galant E50 was released in early 1993. This generation is considered as one of the best because it was very well made and extremely reliable engines had. The model was available as notchback and hatchback, a wagon was not offered.

As motorization were a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with 93 kW (126hp), a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 101 kW (137 HP) (most common engine), a 2.0-liter V6 with 110 kW (150hp) and a 2.0-liter diesel with 66 kW (90hp) (all each with front-wheel drive).

As top version, there was a 2.5-liter V6 engine with 125 kW (170hp) and a 2.0-liter V6 Bi-Turbo, the 260hp (top model vr-4) and four-wheel drive (viscous coupling was equipped as a center differential), fuzzy logic-controlled four-wheel steering, electronically controlled damper adjustment. External features of this version was a spoiler in two body styles.

In Asian countries, the model was also marketed as the Mitsubishi Emeraude and Mitsubishi Eterna. The Proton Perdana which was built until 2005 was also based on this generation.

In Australia, the Galant from April 1993 to October 1996 was built as a series HJ, but was in 1996 by the Magna (TE series) superseded.

Rear view of the Galant Hatchback

The eighth generation (Series EA0) was introduced in August 1996.

There were in this series eight engines (see also Article Mitsubishi Galant EA0)

In the type designation the engine specification (1-8) is the most important feature and is in 3rd place. Ranks # 2 out one of the two drive types will indicate front-wheel drive (A) or permanent Allrader (C). The last and 4th letter of the model number indicates the body shape, Limousine (A) or combination (W). The following 23 types, there were:


On offer were in Germany two petrol engines, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder and V6 cultured with 2.5 liters of displacement. In February 1999, the engine range was complemented with a 2.4-liter GDI gasoline direct injection engines. At the same time was a minor facelift – now recognizable by the round fog lamps and the revised front apron and clear glass indicator lenses and a modified logo arrangement on the trunk lid. Furthermore, there was a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine with 66 kW (90hp), which was not available in Germany because its indirect injection was compared with the widely used TDI technology seen as a chance. Offered from 1997 was also a sport version. The prices ranged from 44,990 DM (sedan with 2.0) and 50 390 DM (combined with 2.5). The derived from the sports version Avance version with front joined in 1999.

In Japan, the estate version was called Mitsubishi Legnum. Clearly visible is different here the facelift, the tailgate and the differently shaped rear lamps from the European version. Furthermore, there was from August 1998 Mitsubishi Aspire in Japan. It differs from the Galant only on the grill, the headlights and the taillights. The headlights were fully chromed (not black) and the tail lights were orange indicator lenses.

On right-hand drive markets such as Japan and the UK, the Galant was available as a VR4. This sportiest version featured a twin-turbo charged 2.5-liter V6 engine with 24 valves and reached 206 kW (280hp), a top speed of over 240km/h At Mitsubishi Bi-Turbo was officially called Twin-Turbo.

For Europe as a whole 101 947 vehicles were built and delivered. Of these, 88 344 left-hand drive and right hand drive 13,603 (excluding series, EA2, EA3, EA5 and EA6).

For Japan, a total of 218 940 vehicles were built. Of these, 95 452 Galant/Aspire (sedans) and 124 488 Legnum (Wagon). The EA2 and EA6 did not exist here. These were intended exclusively for Europe.

Other exporting countries were: New Zealand, China (Taiwan and Hong Kong), Singapore, Brazil, Chile and the Gulf States: Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. In these countries, the models were called mostly "Super Saloon". While the sedan was available in all countries, 497 station wagons were delivered only to New Zealand. For Hong Kong 1443 "VR-G" (EA7A) were built. Besides, it was only available in Hong Kong the "VR-M" (EA4A, 2537 pieces). The "M" stood here probably for the engine was designed as a "MIVEC". Even a "24Viento" was built for Hong Kong. According to New Zealand more than 3229 vehicles were delivered to Brazil just 87 "VR" sedans. A total of 54 521 vehicles were built for these countries.

In Germany, the Galant was removed from the model program in 2004.

Rear view of the Galant sedan

Mitsubishi Galante Kombi (1996-2006)

Mitsubishi Galant Avance execution

In the U.S., a new model of the Galant is offered since 2004. It is available only as a notchback sedan and, optionally, with a 2400cc four-cylinder or a V6 engine with 3800cc capacity. For the model year 2009, this version got a facelift.

In Australia, a similar model as the Mitsubishi 380 was offered from 2005 to 2008.

In Taiwan, is a slightly different model than New Mitsubishi Grunder on the market.. This model is built for the PRC at Soueast from 2006 Mitsubishi Galant.

In Europe, this model is not in our sales program.

In Japan, the series was abandoned in 2008. Instead, the Mitsubishi Lancer is offered as Galant Fortis.

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