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2012 Mitsubishi Galant: At A Glance (Press Release)

2012 Mitsubishi Galant: At A Glance

The Mitsubishi Galant – a handsome mid-size Japanese luxury sports sedan with seating for five – returns for the 2012 model year as one of the most impressive value propositions in the segment.

Though it may be low priced, the entry-level ES model features a comprehensive list of standard features. A splendid-sounding 6 speaker, 140-watt AM/FM/CD sound system with MP3 playback capability and auxiliary input; air conditioning; automatic headlamp shut off; cruise control; keyless entry system; engine immobilizer; power windows, mirrors and door locks; and an integrated key and key fob with trunk release and panic are all included.

At just $24,299, the Galant SE includes an impressive degree of standard luxury features including a DVD-based touch-screen navigation system with rear view backup camera; a power glass sunroof; Bluetooth® hands-free phone system; 18-inch alloy wheels; heated front seats; 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat; and a 650-watt (max) Rockford-Fosgate® Acoustic Design audio system with auxiliary audio input jack and a 3-month pre-paid subscription to SIRIUS® satellite radio as well as numerous other convenient upscale touches.

The top-flight Galant SE with Leather Package (MSRP $25,299) adds sumptuous leather seating surfaces as well as a sporty rear lip spoiler to this stylish 4-door built with pride at Mitsubishi’s factory in Normal, Illinois.

Thanks to its 16-valve 2.4-liter SOHC 4-cylinder engine featuring Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control System (MIVEC), along with a 4-speed Sportronic automatic transmission that allows the driver the option to manually make gear changes, the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant is a fun-to-drive and fuel-efficient 4-door sedan that delivers an impressive highway fuel economy rating of 30 mpg. This engine produces a full 160 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 157 lb.-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm.

Passengers in the 2012 Galant can enjoy a very smooth and tranquil ride inside the whisper-quiet cabin thanks to its well-engineered platform that keeps sound intrusion to a minimum. In addition, the thoughtfully designed independent suspension system – a MacPherson strut/coil spring up front and a tightly packaged low-mount multi-link design in the rear- soaks up road irregularities with ease along with providing responsive and composed handling.

All Galant models come equipped with an advanced dual-stage front air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with front passenger occupant sensors and dual action inflators; front seat-mounted side impact air bags; side front and rear curtain air bags; an anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD); Active Stability Control (ASC) with Traction Control Logic (TCL) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

The midsize Galant luxury sports sedan is scheduled to go out of production following the 2012 model year.

Key Specifications
Wheelbase: 108.3 in.
Length: 191.1 in.
Height: 57.4 in. (ES) / 57.7 in. (SE)
Width: 72.4 in.
Engine: 160 bhp 2.4-liter MIVEC 4-cylinder engine
Transmission: 4-speed Sportronic ® automatic transmission
Dynamics: Active Stability Control (ASC), Traction Control Logic (TCL), and Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

Major Standard Features

  • 16-in. steel wheels with full covers
  • 140-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with MP3 CD playback capability and six speakers
  • Air conditioning
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Traction Control (TCL)
  • Active Stability Control (ASC)
  • Color-keyed exterior door handles
  • Cruise control
  • Chrome beltline molding
  • Dual-stage front air bag SRS with front passenger occupant sensors, side curtain air bags, and front seat-mounted side-impact air bags
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Front door pockets
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Height-adjustable steering wheel
  • Keyless entry
  • Power trunk release
  • Power windows, locks and mirrors
  • Sun visors with extensions
  • Trunk access pass-through

SE adds over ES:

  • 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate® Acoustic Design Premium Audio system
  • 18-in. aluminum alloy wheels
  • Power glass sunroof
  • SIRIUS® satellite radio with 3-month pre-paid service subscription
  • DVD-based navigation with rear view camera
  • Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Electrochromic interior rearview mirror
  • Black wood print interior trim
  • Fog lights
  • Heated front seats
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Sport fabric seating surfaces
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system

Galant Options:
Leather Package (SE model) adds: Leather seating surfaces and rear lip spoiler.

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