New Galant Σ, New Eterna Σ and New Galant Λ New Eterna Λ

1980

New Galant Σ, New Eterna Σ and New Galant Λ New Eterna Λ

In May 1980, the New Galant Σ, New Eterna Σ, New Galant Λ and New Eterna Λwere all launched at the same time. They had been developed as "sedan/coupe with worldwide currency," offering low fuel consumption, high performance, comfort and high quality. They were powered by new gasoline and dieselturbo engines; the Σs using 1.6L, 1.8L, 2.0L gasoline and 2.3L dieselturbo units; the Λs by 1.8L, 2.0L, 2.6L gasoline and 2.3L dieselturbo units. Other features new to the two series were the VELNAS electronic driving information display system which included the first instant fuel consumption readout on a Japanese car, automatic climate control and cruise control. With an eye on markets overseas, the interior provided 50 mm more leg room to comfortably accommodate the larger European and American users. The dieselturbo engine used Mitsubishi Motors' first turbocharger, and six months later a gasoline turbo engine model was added to the lineup. The 2000GSR performance variant had electronic fuel injection using Mitsubishi's own Karman vortex airflow sensor, a new independent suspension design, disc brakes all round, and a steering gear box with three-point mounting.

Sigma
Overall length 4470 mm
Overall width 1680 mm
Overall height 1370 mm
Engines 1.6L, 1.8 L, 2.0 L gasoline / 2.3 L diesel, 2.3 L dieselturbo
Lambda
Overall length 4515 mm
Overall width 1675 mm
Overall height 1355 mm
Engines 1.8 L, 2.0 L, 2.6 L gasoline / 2.3 L dieselturbo