Galant ∑ (Sigma)

1976

Galant ∑ (Sigma)

The third-generation Galant was launched in May 1976. It was given the Ʃ (sigma) designation because in Greek it means "summation" or "culmination" and this sedan reflected the zenith in terms of the Mitsubishi Motors' technology devoted to its development. In creating an elegant and dynamic image, the styling employed low wide proportions, a functional airdam skirt and a tumblehome cross-section. A new 4-link with assist link and coil suspension design together with its wide track and precise steering worked together to give the Galant Ʃ superior handling and stability. Its engine with Silent Shaft balance technology delivered power smoothly and quietly. In advertising, a cup of water was placed on the engine at 6000 rpm to show how smoothly and vibration-free it ran. Television commercials shot in Utah, America showed it is a world-class vehicle. The Galant Ʃ was the first model for which Mitsubishi Motors had used an overseas' location to shoot a TV commercial. Monthly sales volume of the Galant series moved at the 10,000 unit level as it became a popular model on the market.

Overall length 4330mm
Overall width 1655mm
Overall height 1360mm
Engines 1.6L / 1.85L / 2.0L