Galant Σ / Eterna Σ

1983

Galant Σ / Eterna Σ

Launched in September 1983, the fifth-generation Galant was developed to a design brief of creating "a new-age sedan that employs new concepts to deliver high levels of comfort and satisfaction". The biggest change in the new series was the switch to a front-engine/front- drive layout, this realizing a roomier interior living space and trunk. The FWD layout was adopted for the first time with the Galant series.. The exterior was distinguished by its novel wedge shape developed using Mitsubishi's extensive aerodynamics technology and knowhow and which realized class-leading low-drag performance as well as contributing to interior roominess. The range was powered by a new series of 1.8L/2.0L turbo engines and 1.8L/2.0L NA engines. With the NA engines, an electro-carburetor was used which controlled the air-fuel ratio electronically to deliver high output while returning excellent fuel economy. The Galant saw the extensive application of electronics: the ELC automatic transmission for improved fuel consumption; electric controlled suspension for proving both driving comfort and stability; and electric powered steering.
In March 1984, the addition of 1.6L gasoline and 1.8L dieselturbo engines broadened the target consumer group. And May of the same year saw the introduction of the 200PS engine featuring a 3x 2 valvetrain that used different inlet valve diameters for low and high engine speeds. When Mitsubishi Motors Australia geared up to produce the new FWD Galant, the body was widened by 65 mm and the model was renamed the Magna.

Overall length 4560 mm
Overall width 1695 mm
Overall height 1385 mm
Engines 1.8 L, 1.8 L turbo, 2.0 L, 2.0 L turbo