Mitsubishi's new high-performance 2007 Galant Ralliart model will debut in showrooms across Canada. Powered by a 258-hp 3.8-liter V-6 engine and equipped with sport suspension, 18-inch wheels and exclusive exterior styling and interior features, the all-new Ralliart model spearheads the restyled Galant midsize sedan line for 2007 and ushers in a new round of lower prices for each of the Gallant models.
The revised styling of all 2007 Galant models is highlighted by a sophisticated new front-end treatment. Mitsubishi has enhanced the Galant's interior design and refined its ride and handling to provide greater comfort and a more engaging driving experience. Standard side curtain air bags have been added to the comprehensive safety package, which also includes advanced front air bags with occupant sensors and front seat-mounted side-impact air bags.
"The 2007 Galant Ralliart speaks to our no-holds-barred approach to driving," said Larry Futers, Director of Marketing, Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc. "Its bold and stunning looks are equaled only by performance and new lower pricing for the Canadian market that redefines how a midsize performance sedan should come to market. The Galant Ralliart is a perfect example of how Mitsubishi is reinterpreting its brand."
Capable of accelerating from zero-to-60 mph in about seven seconds, the 2007 Galant Ralliart V-6 is matched to a new five-speed automatic transmission that features Sportonic®, which enables manual shift control when desired. As such, it will challenge the worlds best sport sedans by delivering superb performance while delivering new competitive pricing for Canadian markets and renowned Mitsubishi value.
New Styling, New Choices, New Prices
All Galant models for 2007 have been streamlined to four models, down from five. The 2006MY Galant DE has been dropped from the lineup in order to provide maximum features at much more competitive and lower pricing for the 2007 model line. As such, all Galant models for 2007 are identified by an updated, more sophisticated front end design, featuring a new grille with chrome surround, plus a new front fascia and new bumper. The rear bumper fascia is also revised in line with the front appearance.
The Galant Ralliart for 2007 replaces the GTS model in Canada and will sell for $34,998, making it as much as 29 percent less expensive than its competitors in the high-performance midsized sedan niche. The Gallant Ralliart is distinguished by a sport mesh grille, two-tone front and rear colour bumpers, colour-key side air dams and rear diffuser, 18-inch alloy wheels and Ralliart badges. Its front end also stands apart from other Galant models with projector-style four-bulb ellipsoid headlamps.
The Galant LS, sporting a 230-hp 3.8-liter powerplant and new five-speed automatic transmission with Sportonic®, will sell for $28,498 for a price reduction of $400 against its comparable 2006 model. At that price, and in addition to its all-new transmission, colour-bumpers and grille chrome surround, the Gallant LS features new dark bezel headlamps, new 17-inch alloy wheels (previously 16-inch in 2006), new colour-keyed rear spoiler and new ellipsoid tail lamps.
The Galant ES Diamond Package and ES models are each powered by a 160-hp MIVEC-enhanced 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine teamed to a four-speed automatic transmission with Sportonic®.
The Galant ES Diamond package will sell for $27,998, which equals a price reduction of $775 against its comparable 2006 model. For that price, and in addition to its all-new transmission, colour-bumpers and grille chrome surround, the Gallant ES Diamond Package features new dark bezel headlamps, new colour-keyed rear spoiler, all new audio system and new ellipsoid tail lamps.
The Galant ES will sell for $24,998, which equals a price reduction of $700 against its comparable 2006 model. For that price, and in addition to its all-new transmission, colour-bumpers and grille chrome surround, the ES features new steering wheel design, new seat material, new headliner material and new front and rear side airbags.
Ralliart: A Complete Grand Touring Performance Package
Galant Ralliart has the heart of a high-performance GT car – the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, to be precise. Its 3.8-liter V-6 produces 258 hp at 5,700 rpm and 258 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,500 rpm, making it one of the most powerful import brand sport sedans in the segment. The Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control system (MIVEC) helps optimize power and engine efficiency across a broad engine speed range. As an example of MIVEC's benefits, the large-displacement V-6 is already producing 220 lb.-ft. of torque at just 2,000 rpm, giving the Galant Ralliart "right now" off-the-line response.
The Galant Ralliart features its own, higher-rate springs and dampers and is exclusively equipped with a 21-mm rear stabilizer bar. The Ralliart's 235/45R-18 all-season tires are mounted to 18 x 8-inch 7-spoke aluminum alloy wheels.
Inside, Galant Ralliart combines exclusive design and luxurious equipment, including standard perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces, heated front seats, an automatic climate control system, a power glass sunroof with sunshade and Homelink™ transmitter with auto-dimming rear view mirror. Aluminum pedals and Micro-delta print accent panels further distinguish the Ralliart interior.
Galant Ralliart Ready for Driving – and "Driving Music"
Mitsubishi is the first auto manufacturer to factory-install the 360W Rockford Acoustic Design™ premium audio system, making it standard equipment on the 2007 Galant Ralliart. This high-end audio system – one of the most advanced on the market – provides AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback capability, including a 6-disc in-dash CD changer. The linear 8-channel amplifier produces 360 watts continuous at less than 0.02% THD. A dedicated channel drives each loudspeaker for the ultimate in sonic control. Silk dome tweeters mounted on the leading edge of the dash produce a natural multi-dimensional soundstage. Digital Signal Processing optimizes output to provide user-selectable listening environments, including "Normal," "Studio," "Club" and "Concert."
The Rockford Acoustic Design™ premium audio system is also available for Galant ES Diamond Package..
Mitsubishi's partnership with Rockford began in 2006 with the Rockford-Fosgate™ Punch audio system offered in the Eclipse coupe (and now standard in the 2007 Eclipse Spyder).
A new DVD navigation system with 7-inch touch screen is standard on the Galant Ralliart. Galant LS features a standard 4.9-inch color LCD display that provides outside temperature and a compass, as well as a trip computer with fuel mileage information, a door alarm indicator, maintenance recorder, and calendar. The display also provides an interface that allows owners to customize many of the vehicle's interior functions.
Robust Platform for Sporty Driving
Mitsubishi designed all Galant models to provide a sporty driving experience. Tweaking the body structure for greater rigidity enhances ride and handling in all Galant models for 2007. For the Ralliart model, the enhanced structure provides the ideal base for the exclusive sport suspension tuning and 18-inch alloy wheels with low-profile tires.
The proven MacPherson strut design front suspension system attaches to a sub-frame with a large, rigid cross member for responsive handling and reduced noise, vibration and harshness. The low-mounted, multi-link rear suspension features stiff hydro-formed cross members that minimize flex and help reduce road noise.
The Galant ES Diamond Package and ES models ride on standard 16-inch wheels with 215/60R16 tires; the LS steps up to 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/55R17 tires. Ralliart and LS models feature a standard tire pressure monitoring system, which is included in the optional Diamond Package for the Galant ES model.
All Galant models are equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, with the LS and Ralliart featuring larger front discs. The Ralliart in addition features larger rear discs. An anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) is standard on all Galant models.
Enhanced Refinement for 2007
Galant provides a roomy midsize package with 101.1 cu. ft. of passenger space and a generous 37 inches of rear legroom – more room than the MazdaSpeed 6 or Volkswagen Jetta GLI sport sedans. For 2007, new door trim, a new knit-fabric headliner, new steering wheel design and chrome trim details convey a more upscale appearance. New seat trim and color choices provide a warmer interior feeling than before.