Colt Galant

1969

Colt Galant

The Colt Galant made its debut in December 1969 as the first Mitsubishi model to bear the name Galant. With the advent of the highway era now in earnest, the model was developed to the key phrases of "more beautiful," "higher performance," "wider," "quieter," and "more luxurious". It was powered by 1.3 L and 1.5 L engines, Mitsubishi's first OHC power units. The cabin was roomier and as well as offering generous front seat leg room there was ample head clearance for rear seat passengers and a spacious trunk. The dashboard located an oval instrument cluster with a patented non-reflective curved visor and together with fatigue-reducing double-spring front seats allowed the driver to enjoy their motoring in comfort even on longer distance driving. The addition of a 2-door hardtop and an estate van in 1970 expanded the target customer group. There were competition successes for the Colt Galant in both domestic and international rallies, including an overall victory for the 16L-GS in the 7th Southern Rally in 1972.

Overall length 4080mm
Overall width 1560mm
Overall height 1385mm
Engine 1.3L / 1.5L