Mitsubishi Galant

Mitsubishi Galant is a mid-size passenger car from Japanese auto giant Mitsubishi Motors. The production period is from 1969 to 2012, and from 2015 to the present (version sold in Brunei). It was originally one of the Mitsubishi Colt models. The name of the model Galant is a French word that means “knightly”. In total, 9 generations of cars were produced. Over the entire history of production, more than 5 million copies of the Galant have been sold.

Mitsubishi Galant • 1st generation (A50) • 1969–1973

First generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1969–1973
The first Mitsubishi Galant was released in 1969. It was one of the modifications of the compact rear wheel drive Colt sedan. In 1970, a station wagon and a two-door modification with a hardtop body without a B-pillar appeared. A little later, they released the Colt Galant GTO – a dynamic coupe with a sloping rear end and a self-locking differential (those cars were rear-wheel drive). The most powerful modification of the MR was equipped with a very high-tech 4G32 twin-shaft engine with a working volume of 1.6 liters, which developed 125 hp.

Mitsubishi Galant • 2nd generation (A112, A114, A115) • 1973–1977

Second generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1973–1977
In June 1973, the second generation Galant debuted as a standalone model. Two body styles were offered – a four-door sedan and a two-door hardtop. In some countries, the car was sold under the name Mitsubishi Sapporo, in Europe – as the Colt Galant, and in the USA – as the Dodge Colt. The most powerful modification was equipped with a two-liter 125-horsepower Astron engine. And in 1975, a new version of the GTO appeared, the main feature of which was the engine with two balancer shafts.

Mitsubishi Galant • 3rd generation (A120/A130) • 1976–1980

Third generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1976–1980
In 1976, the third generation Galant was released with a chopped “American” design and a spring rear suspension instead of a leaf spring. Sedan and station wagons were called Galant Sigma in some markets, and coupes were called Galant Lambda or Sapporo. In Australia, the Galant began to be produced at the Chrysler plant as the Chrysler Sigma. In the USA, the coupe variant was sold under the name Dodge Challenger.

Mitsubishi Galant • 4th generation • 1980–1987

Fourth generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1980–1987
In 1980, as a result of deep restyling, the fourth generation appeared – Galant grew up a bit and acquired a rear independent suspension. The standard engine was the 4G63 engine of the Sirius family – a two-liter unit with a capacity of 110 hp with electronic fuel injection. Two years later, a turbocharged modification appeared. Another novelty was Japan’s first “passenger” 2.3-liter turbodiesel.

Mitsubishi Galant • 5th generation • 1983–1989

Fifth generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1983–1989
In September 1983, an all-new fifth generation Galant was introduced in Japan. It was a mid-range front-wheel drive sedan equipped with electric power steering (EPS) and automatic body leveling suspension (ECS). From this generation, the division into “American” and “European” Galant began: in Europe they sold cars with in-line 4-cylinder engines of 2.0 and 2.4 liters, and in the USA with a V-shaped three-liter 6-cylinder engines. In addition to the sedan, a hardtop version was produced without a B-pillar. There was also a modification with a 2.0 turbo engine with a power of 150 hp.

Mitsubishi Galant • 6th generation • 1987–1993

Sixth generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1987–1993
The sixth generation Galant was introduced in October 1987. It was based on the platform from the previous Galant, but it was a technically more complex and sophisticated car. Smaller engines were equipped with multi-valve heads, ABS was installed in the brake drive. There was an all-wheel drive modification VR4 with a self-locking center differential and a two-liter turbocharged engine with a capacity of 240 hp. With. On request, it was possible to install a rear cross-axle differential lock. In addition, the VR4 was fully steerable – the rear wheels turned at a small angle by a hydraulic actuator.

Mitsubishi Galant • 7th generation • 1992–1998

Seventh generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1992–1998
In May 1992, the seventh generation Galant appeared. The car was slightly larger and heavier than its predecessor, distinguished by a “rounded” design and a wide range of engines. Chassis design has become even more complex – suspension arms and hinges have been added, four-wheel drive and steering on all four wheels have also been revised. The VR4 version received a two-liter V6 engine with two turbines with a capacity of 240 hp. As before, Mitsubishi Galant was produced with sedan and hatchback bodies, and the hardtop was offered only in the Japanese market under the name Emeraude. Production of Galants for the United States was deployed in Illinois in 1993.

Mitsubishi Galant • 8th generation • 1996–2005

Eighth generation Mitsubishi Galant, 1996–2005
In August 1996, the eighth generation Galant appeared. The new Galant did not have a hatchback body, but after a long break, a station wagon reappeared (in Japan – under its own name Legnum). The VR4 version, available only in the Japanese market, became even more powerful – a V6 2.5 engine with two turbochargers developed 280 hp. Since 1998, Galant began to be equipped with engines with a GDI gasoline direct injection system. Production in the USA began in July 1998, and only there a modification of the GTZ with a three-liter V6 engine with a capacity of 195 hp was offered, while the Europeans were content with a 2.5-liter V6 (163 hp).

In 2003, Mitsubishi stopped selling the “eighth” Galant everywhere except Japan: until 2006, a sedan with a two-liter “direct” engine with 145 hp was produced for the local market.

Mitsubishi Galant • 9th generation • 2004

Ninth generation Mitsubishi Galant, 2004
The business class sedan Mitsubsihi Galant, the ninth generation of which has been produced since 2004, is aimed primarily at the American market. American-assembled cars have a 2.4-liter engine with 158 hp and a four-speed automatic transmission.

Galant is also produced in Australia under the name Mitsubishi 380, in Taiwan (Mitsubishi Grunder with a modified appearance) and in China. In addition to the 2.4 modification mentioned above, the sedan also has versions with a V6 3.8 engine with a power of 230 or 258 hp.

In 2007, Mitsubsihi Galant received an updated appearance as a result of a light restyling.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G33

The 1.4-liter Mitsubishi 4G33 engine was assembled at the company’s factories from 1970 to 1998 and installed on many popular concern models, such as the Lancer, Galant or Delica. This motor was widely used not only in passenger cars, but also in commercial vehicles.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G32

The 1.6-liter Mitsubishi 4G32 engine was produced at the concern’s factories from 1969 to 1992 and was installed on the company’s most popular models, such as Galant, Lancer, Tredia, Cordia. This unit had countless modifications including a sports DOHC version.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G37

The 1.8-liter Mitsubishi 4G37 engine was produced by the Japanese concern from 1983 to 1994 and was installed on such popular company models as the Lancer, Galant or Eclipse. This power unit was offered in both carburetor and ECI-MULTI injection versions.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G52

The 2.0-liter Mitsubishi 4G52 or G52B engine was produced from 1973 to the end of the 80s and was installed on several generations of the Galant model and various modifications of the L200 pickup truck. This unit was actively installed on commercial vehicles, including forklifts.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G62

The 1.8-liter Mitsubishi 4G62 (or G62B) gasoline engine was produced from 1979 to 1989 and was installed on such popular concern models as the Lancer, Galant, Cordia and Delica. Then this unit was installed on Hyundai cars for almost ten years.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G67

1.8-liter Mitsubishi 4G67 gasoline engine was produced only from 1989 to 1992 and was installed on the sixth generation of such popular models as the Lancer, Colt and Galant. Further, this motor continued its career on Hyundai cars under its G4CN index.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G63

The 4G63 engine is one of the most popular four-cylinder in-line engines, which was designed by the specialists of the Japanese company Mitsubishi. This power unit has about a dozen different modifications that have been installed on many Mitsubishi models.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G63T

2.0-liter Mitsubishi 4G63T turbo gasoline engine was produced from 1987 to 2007 and was installed in many of the company’s sports models such as the Lancer Evolution and Galant VR-4. Some modifications of this unit for the English market developed 411 hp and 481 Nm.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G64

2.4-liter Mitsubishi 4G64 (or G64B) gasoline engine has been in production since 1985. It is installed not only on a number of models of the Japanese concern, but also on cars from other manufacturers. This power unit was used for some time by Hyundai under the name G4JS.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G69

The 4G69 engine was the last in the famous Sirius series of the Mitsubishi concern. Its debut took place in 2003, and although after 2 years the Japanese auto giant replaced the engine with another, more modern one, its production did not stop completely.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G93

The 1.8-liter Mitsubishi 4G93 engine was produced by a Japanese company from 1991 to 2014 and was installed not only on many of its models, but also on Volvo, Proton or Brilliance cars. The motor was offered in a version with a carburetor, injector, direct injection and turbocharging.

Engine Mitsubishi 4G94

The 2.0-liter Mitsubishi 4G94 engine was produced at a Japanese plant from 1999 to 2007 and was installed on a number of concern models until it was sold to Chinese companies in 2008. This unit was offered in two versions: SOHC with MPI multipoint injection system and DOHC with GDI direct injection.

Engine Mitsubishi 6A11

The Mitsubishi 6A11 1.8-liter V6 gasoline engine was assembled in Japan from 1992 to 2000 and installed on the sixth generation of the popular Lancer model and the seventh generation Galant. This power unit is very rare and in fact is a real exclusive.

Engine Mitsubishi 6A12

The Mitsubishi 6A12 2.0-liter V6 engine was assembled by a Japanese company from 1992 to 2010 and was first installed on a number of its mass models, and after 2000 only on Proton cars. This power unit existed in SOHC, DOHC, DOHC-MIVEC and twin-turbo modifications.

Engine Mitsubishi 6A12TT

The Mitsubishi 6A12TT 2.0-liter V6 turbo engine was produced in Japan from 1992 to 1996 and was installed only on the Galant VR-4 sports model and its local version of the Eterna XX-4. This power unit existed in two versions of forcing: for manual transmission and for automatic transmission.

Engine Mitsubishi 6A13

The 2.5-liter Mitsubishi 6A13 V6 engine was assembled by the Japanese concern from 1996 to 2005 and was installed only on local Legnum models or European Galant modifications. This power unit is widely used.

Engine Mitsubishi 6A13TT

The Mitsubishi 6A13TT 2.5-liter V6 turbo engine was assembled in Japan from 1996 to 2003 and was installed only on the Galant VR-4 sports model and its local Legnum modification. This motor is very often used for a budget swap.

Engine Mitsubishi 6G71

The Mitsubishi 6G71 2.0-liter 12-valve V6 engine was produced only from 1986 to 1992 and was installed on such popular models as the fifth generation Diamante, Debonair and Galant. There were versions with distributed or single injection, gas and with a Mikuni compressor.

Engine Mitsubishi 6G73

The company assembled the Mitsubishi 6G73 2.5-liter V6 gasoline engine from 1990 to 2002 and installed both on its models and on Dodge and Chrysler, as well as on Hyundai under the G6AV index. This motor exists in three different versions, including GDi direct fuel injection.

Engine Mitsubishi 6G72

The Mitsubishi 6G72 3.0-liter V6 engine was produced at the Kyoto plant and, in addition to the models of the Japanese concern, was installed on Dodge and Chrysler, and also on Hyundai as the G6AT. This power unit exists in five different versions, including turbocharged.

Engine Mitsubishi 6G75

The Mitsubishi 6G75 3.8-liter V6 engine was produced at the Kyoto plant from 2002 to 2021 and was installed on such popular concern models as the Endeavor, Pajero, Galant or Eclipse.

Engine Mitsubishi 4D55

The 2.3-liter Mitsubishi 4D55 diesel engine was produced by the concern from 1980 to 1986 and was installed on both Galant passenger cars and Pajero SUVs, L200 pickups. This power unit is known for numerous problems with the cylinder head.

Engine Mitsubishi 4D65

The 1.8-liter Mitsubishi 4D65 diesel engine was produced by the concern from 1983 to 1995 and was installed on many passenger models of the company, such as Colt, Lancer, and also Galant. This power unit was offered both in atmospheric and turbocharged versions.

Engine Mitsubishi 4D68

The 2.0-liter Mitsubishi 4D68 diesel engine was produced by the company from 1991 to 2002 and was installed on a number of popular passenger car models of the concern, such as Lancer, Colt and Galant. This power unit existed both in atmospheric and turbocharged versions.

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