Galant / Eterna

1992

Galant / Eterna

The seventh-generation Galant went on sale in May 1992 as did the new Eterna series after a full model change. With wide body, low center of gravity silhouette and dynamic and progressive "gentle wedge shape" styling, the overall width of 1730mm took the new Galant into the Japanese standard-size body dimensions classification. Overall length and width dimensions were fixed after the decision to use a 1500mm-plus track and a long 2635mm wheelbase. 35mm wider than its predecessor, the Galant provided one of the largest cabin spaces in its class. The new model was the first front-engine/front-drive car to use multi-link suspension all round and combined with its wide track and long wheelbase this delivered high levels of handling/vehicle stability and ride comfort. All models in the range were powered by a new engine series led by 1.8L and 2.0L V6 units. Underpinned by its high levels of basic vehicle performance, some Galant models were fitted with Mitsubishi Motors' Intelligent & Innovative Vehicle Electronic Control System (INVECS) automatic transmission technology that introduced the application of fuzzy control logic in a car. INVECS matched shift patterns in the automatic gearbox to road surface and other driving conditions to allow drivers of all abilities to operate their vehicle safely and more comfortably. The Galant was also fitted with traction control, electronically controlled full-time four-wheel drive (4WD) and active four wheel steering (4WS) and was the first car anywhere to use Active Preview ECS suspension. These systems enhanced its active safety performance and elevated its degree of completion as a 4-door sedan. In August 1994, the Galant-based 5-door Galant Sport joined the lineup to satisfy customers looking for a light-duty RV / sport specialty model.

Galant
Overall length 4610 mm
Overall width 1730 mm
Overall height 1400 mm
Engines 1.8 L, 2.0 L, 2.0 L turbo, 2.0 L dieselturbo