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New 2.4-liter GDI GALANT & LEGNUM models & 1.8-liter GDI ASPIRE series

Tokyo, August 26 1998


Tokyo, August 26 1998. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation placed three new models on the Japanese market today. New-look GALANT and LEGNUM models become more competitive as a result of: Detail design changes to the front and rear; a 2.4-liter GDI engine for the fast-selling Viento model; and, the GDI ECO fuel economy indicator as standard equipment on all GDI-powered models. The all-new 2.4-liter models go on sale today at Galant and Car Plaza dealerships nationwide in Japan.

Mitsubishi Motors today also added the new 1.8-liter GDI-powered ASPIRE series, a sister model to the GALANT, to the Car Plaza lineup.

In addition, Mitsubishi Motors is offering low-emission versions of 1.8-liter GDI-powered GALANT, LEGNUM and ASPIRE models, which cut carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions to under 20% of current regulated levels.

GALANT
GALANT Viento (2WD)

LEGNUM
LEGNUM 24 Viento (2WD)

ASPIRE
ASPIRE Viento (2WD)


Principal Product Features

I. GALANT

  1. New-look exterior and interior

    • Redesigned bumper, radiator grille, and hood at the front, and light units and garnish at the rear enhance the new GALANT's sporty exterior in keeping with the series' "high-density sports sedan" concept.
    • On GALANT Viento and VR-4 trim levels, a new muscular front bumper with integral fog and cornering lamps, and stylish aero-grille and side airdam give further accent to their sporty looks.
    • The GALANT VR-4 type-S trim level gets specialty treatment with 225 / 50R16 tires on new-design 16-inch alloy road wheels, together with flared wheel arches to accommodate the wide-tread tires.
    • On GALANT VE, VR-G and Exceed trim levels, the interior two-tone color scheme has been changed from a dark-light gray to a black-medium gray coordination. All models get new seat upholstery, adding to their sporty and classy nature.

  2. 2.4-liter GDI engine for fast-selling GALANT Viento

    • GALANT Viento's sporty looks are enhanced by a muscular front bumper, large side airdam, 15-inch alloy road wheels and leather-trimmed steering wheel. The 1.8-liter GDI engine model is now joined by the 24 Viento, which is powered by a 2.4-liter GDI engine mated to Mitsubishi's INVECS-II Sports Mode 5-speed automatic transmission to realize higher power output with low fuel consumption.

  3. VR-4 more competitive

    • All GALANT VR-4 models, automatic transmission versions included, now pump out 280 hp. The VR-4 type-S is joined by the new type-V trim level, which is priced very attractively.

  4. GDI ECO indicator standard

    • All GDI-powered GALANT models come with Mitsubishi's GDI ECO fuel economy indicator which, located in the instrument panel, comes on when the vehicle is running at maximum fuel efficiency to show the driver he is operating his vehicle economically.

II. LEGNUM

  1. New-look exterior and interior

    • Redesigned bumper, radiator grille, and hood at the front, and light units and garnish at the rear enhance LEGNUM's sporty appearance in keeping with the series' "prestige sports wagon" concept.
    • On LEGNUM Viento and VR-4 trim levels, a new-design muscular front bumper with integral fog and cornering lamps, and a stylish aero-grille and side airdam add to their sporty looks.
    • The LEGNUM VR-4 type-S trim level gets specialty treatment with 225 / 50R16 tires on new-design 16-inch alloy road wheels, and flared wheel arches to accommodate the wide-tread tires.
    • On ST and 24ST trim levels, the interior two-tone color scheme has been changed from a dark-light gray to a black-medium gray coordination.

  2. 2.4-liter GDI engine for fast-selling Viento

    • A new LEGNUM 24 Viento, powered by Mitsubishi's 2.4-liter GDI engine, joins the 1.8-liter GDI model.
    • The 24 Viento type-x trim version is loaded with such sought-after features as self-leveling suspension, the Mitsubishi Multi-Communication System (MMCS), high-contrast instrumentation, and wood-trim shift and handbrake levers.

  3. VR-4 more competitive

    • All LEGNUM VR-4 versions, automatic transmission models included, now pump out 280 PS. The VR-4 type-S is joined by the new competitively priced type-V trim level.

  4. GDI ECO indicator standard

    • All LEGNUM models come with Mitsubishi's GDI ECO fuel economy indicator light, located in the instrument panel, which comes on when the vehicle is running at maximum fuel efficiency to show the driver he is operating his vehicle economically.

III. New ASPIRE series

  1. All models powered by 1.8-liter GDI engine

    • All ASPIRE models are powered by Mitsubishi's 1.8-liter GDI engine, mated to the Sports Mode 4-speed automatic transmission.
    • ASPIRE is available in two main trim levels. The VR-G comes with full automatic air conditioning, in-car entertainment system and multi-mode keyless entry system as standard. The Viento, meanwhile, comes with sporty exterior and interior trim that includes a muscular front bumper, stylish side airdam and rear spoiler, 15-inch alloy road wheels, and leather-trim steering wheel as standard. VR-G is available in a low-emission version, and the Viento comes with MMCS as standard.

  2. Classy exterior and interior

    • ASPIRE's classy exterior and interior looks closely resemble those of the GALANT. The new model is distinguished from the GALANT by its brilliant-finish headlight bezels, and the amber-color turn indicator lens in the rear light unit.

  3. GDI ECO indicator standard

    • All GDI-powered ASPIRE models come with Mitsubishi's GDI ECO fuel economy indicator light.

IV. Low-emission models

    • Some 1.8-liter GDI engine GALANT, LEGNUM and ASPIRE models are available with a low-emission specification that cuts carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen emissions in the exhaust to under 20% of current regulated levels.

(gm/km)

CO

HC

NOx

Low-emission model

0.22

0.04

0.05

Current regulated level (average)

2.10%

0.25

0.25

Reduction

90%

84%

80%


GALANT: Principal Specifications (Viento)

(Japan Spec.)

Drive mode

2WD

Model code

Mitsubishi GF-EA1A

Designation

SRGC6

Variation / Trim level

Viento

Engine

GDI 1800

Transmission

4-speed automatic

Dimensions & weights

Overall length (mm)

4660

Overall width (mm)

1740

Overall height (mm)

1420

Wheelbase (mm)

2635

Track (mm):

Front

1510

Rear

1505

Min ground clearance (mm)

140

Interior length (mm)

1870

Interior width (mm)

1455

Interior height (mm)

1175

Vehicle weight (kg)

1260

Passengers

5

Performance

Minimum turning radius (m)

5.4

Fuel consumption (km/l) (JIS)

10-15 mode

16.2

60km/h mode

29.3

Engine

Type

4G93 (GDI)

No. of cylinders / valvetrain

In-line 4 / 16 valve DOHC

Bore x stroke (mm)

81.0 x 89.0

Displacement (cc)

1834

Compression ratio

12 : 1

Max. output (PS/rpm) (JIS)

140 / 6000

Max. torque (kg-m/rpm) (JIS)

18.5 / 3750

Fuel delivery

Gasoline direct injection

Type of fuel

Unleaded premium gasoline

Fuel tank capacity (liters)

64

Transmission

Type

INVECS-II Sports Mode 4-speed automatic

Ratios

1st

2.842

2nd

1.529

3rd

1.000

4th

0.712

Reverse

2.480

Final reduction gear

4.042

Running gear

Steering

Rack & pinion (power assisted)

Suspension

Front

Multi-link

Rear

Multi-link

Brakes

Front

14" ventilated disc

Rear

Leading- trailing drum

Tires

195 / 60R15



LEGNUM: Principal Specifications (24Viento)

(Japan Spec.)

Drive mode

2WD

Model code

Mitsubishi GF-EA3A

Designation

LYGC1

Variation / Trim level

Viento

Engine

GDI 2400

Transmission

5-speed automatic

Dimensions & weights

Overall length (mm)

4740

Overall width (mm)

1740

Overall height (mm)

1450

Wheelbase (mm)

2635

Track (mm):

Front

1510

Rear

1505

Min ground clearance (mm)

140

Interior length (mm)

1870

Interior width (mm)

1455

Interior height (mm)

1190

Vehicle weight (kg)

1400

Passengers

5

Performance

Minimum turning radius (m)

5.8

Fuel consumption (km/l) (JIS)

10-15 mode

12.6

60km/h mode

23.8

Engine

Type

4G64 (GDI)

No. of cylinders / valvetrain

In-line 4 / 16 valve DOHC

Bore x stroke (mm)

86.5 x 100.0

Displacement (cc)

2350

Compression ratio

11.5 : 1

Max. output (PS/rpm) (JIS)

165 / 5500

Max. torque (kg-m/rpm) (JIS)

23.5 / 3500

Fuel delivery

Gasoline direct injection

Type of fuel

Unleaded premium gasoline

Fuel tank capacity (liters)

64

Transmission

Type

INVECS-II Sports Mode 5-speed automatic

Ratios

1st

3.789

2nd

2.057

3rd

1.421

4th

1.000

5th

0.731

Reverse

3.865

Final reduction gear

3.379

Running gear

Steering

Rack & pinion (power assisted)

Suspension

Front

Multi-link

Rear

Multi-link

Brakes

Front

15" ventilated disc (2-pot)

Rear

14" disc

Tires

205 / 55R16



ASPIRE: Principal Specifications (Viento)

(Japan Spec.)

Drive mode

2WD

Model code

Mitsubishi GF-EA1A

Designation

PRGC6

Variation / Trim level

Viento

Engine

GDI 1800

Transmission

4-speed automatic

Dimensions & weights

Overall length (mm)

4660

Overall width (mm)

1740

Overall height (mm)

1420

Wheelbase (mm)

2635

Track (mm):

Front

1510

Rear

1505

Min ground clearance (mm)

140

Interior length (mm)

1870

Interior width (mm)

1455

Interior height (mm)

1175

Vehicle weight (kg)

1260

Passengers

5

Performance

Minimum turning radius (m)

5.4

Fuel consumption (km/l) (JIS)

10-15 mode

16.2

60km/h mode

29.3

Engine

Type

4G93 (GDI)

No. of cylinders / valvetrain

In-line 4 / 16 valve DOHC

Bore x stroke (mm)

81.0 x 89.0

Displacement (cc)

1834

Compression ratio

12 : 1

Max. output (PS/rpm) (JIS)

140 / 6000

Max. torque (kg-m/rpm) (JIS)

18.5 / 3750

Fuel delivery

Gasoline direct injection

Type of fuel

Unleaded premium gasoline

Fuel tank capacity (liters)

64

Transmission

Type

INVECS-II Sports Mode 4-speed automatic

Ratios

1st

2.842

2nd

1.529

3rd

1.000

4th

0.712

Reverse

2.480

Final reduction gear

4.042

Running gear

Steering

Rack & pinion (power assisted)

Suspension

Front

Multi-link

Rear

Multi-link

Brakes

Front

14" ventilated disc

Rear

Leading- trailing drum

Tires

195 / 60R15



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