Galant

1987

Galant

Launched in 1987, the sixth-generation Galant was developed as a car that "answers the needs and requirements of those who have a clearly defined sense of values and who seek the genuine article". "An individual 4-door" was the catchphrase used in advertising. Its muscular organic form crafted from a “reverse-slant nose”, tall stance and body sides which undulated like a wave from top to bottom really stood out among the low and wide proportions that were the fashion at the time. Using the latest in automotive technology, the four-wheel drive model's "Active Four" component systems referred to its 4-valve DOHC engine, fulltime four-wheel drive with viscous coupling center differential, 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-wheel steering and 4-wheel ABS. Two-wheel drive models were fitted with active Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) that kept the body virtually horizontal to the road surface. This generation won Mitsubishi Motors its first Car of the Year Japan award. A Group A rally car developed from the high-performance Galant VR-4 four-wheel drive variant powered by an intercooled turbo engine won overall honors in the 1989 WRC 1000 Lakes Rally, the first WRC victory for the company since the Lancer first won the Safari Rally in 1974 and again in 1976. In 1989 the lineup was joined by the Galant AMG, with modifications by German tuning company AMG. Across the history of the Galant, the sixth-generation best expresses the essence of what a Galant is meant to be.

Overall length 4560 mm
Overall width 1695 mm
Overall height 1440 mm
Engines 1.6 L, 1.8 L, 2.0 L, 2.0 L turbo