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Mitsubishi Motors launches Galant Fortis 1, a Lancer updatenews
24 August 2007

Tokyo: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announces the market launch of the Galant Fortis 1, known as the Lancer in some markets including India, a new style sedan, at affiliated dealerships throughout Japan.

Powered by a 2.0-liter engine, two- and four-wheel drive Galant Fortis models carry a price tag ranging from ¥1,785,000 to ¥2,436,000. (Rs6.24 lakh to Rs8.52 lakh / $15,200 to$20,800)

Galant Fortis is the first new sedan introduced by the company in Japan in seven years and has been developed to a product concept that called for "a global sporty sedan that delivers high and well-balanced levels of safety, comfort and environmental performance."

Its development is aimed at creating a new sedan distinguished by a design that immediately identifies it as a Mitsubishi Motors sedan. Its major features are:

  • Galant Fortis achieves a global standard in living space with a wider and taller body without any undue stretching of overall length. With its wider track the packaging reconciles the requirements of stable handling and response with its excellent maneuverability that stems from a minimum turning radius of 5.0 metre.
  • Galant Fortis is the first model to employ the "new face" front visage that will establish the design identity of Mitsubishi Motors sedans to be introduced in future.
  • The power train uses a new 2.0-liter DOHC MIVEC aluminium block engine, which earns a 4-star rating for emission levels that are 75 per cent below those required by Japan's 2005 Emissions Standards, mated to Mitsubishi's INVECS-III 6-speed Sport Mode CVT that delivers responsive power transmission while returning excellent fuel economy.
  • A high-rigidity platform with excellent impact safety performance and a revamped suspension underpin and support high levels of handling and response and safety performance.
  • Features enhancing passive and impact safety include a 7-airbag SRS system (driver and front passenger airbags, driver knee airbag, side and curtain airbags); adaptive front lighting (AFS) that improves the driver's field of vision at night; and rain-sensitive auto wipers.
  • 4WD models use the electronically-controlled 4WD system well-proven on Outlander and Delica:D5 which splits torque feed to the front and rear wheels as required to match different driving conditions. A dial selector allows the driver to switch between three drive modes: 2WD, 4WD AUTO and 4WD LOCK.
  • Galant Fortis uses the MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension arrangement well-received on the Outlander and Delica:D5. Standard on 'Sport', and a factory-fitted option on 'Super Exceed', is a sports suspension tuned to deliver optimum roll stiffness.
  • Sport'models ride as standard on 18-inch 10-spoke lightweight high-rigidity alloy road wheels shod with 215/45R18 tires (a factory-fitted option on SUPER EXCEED).
  • Available as a factory-fitted option on all 2WD Galant Fortis models, active stability control (ASC) operates to prevent the vehicle from sliding on slippery surfaces as a result of sudden steering inputs.
  • Belying its size classification, the Galant Fortis series boasts outstanding maneuverability with a class-topping minimum turning radius of 5.0 meters.

Trim level

Engine

Transmission

Driveline

MRRP

EXCEED

4-cyl. 2.0-liter
16-valve
DOHC MIVEC

INVECS-III 6-speed
Sport Mode CVT

2WD

1,785,000 yen

Electronically
controlled 4WD

1,995,000 yen

SUPER EXCEED*4

2WD

1,942,500 yen

Electronically
controlled 4WD

2,152,500 yen

SUPER EXCEED
NAVI PACKAGE*4

2WD

2,121,000 yen

Electronically
controlled 4WD

2,331,000 yen

SPORT

5M/T

2WD

2,047,500 yen

INVECS-III 6-speed
Sport Mode CVT

2WD

2,047,500 yen

Electronically
controlled 4WD

2,257,500 yen

SPORT
NAVI PACKAGE

5M/T

2WD

2,226,000 yen

INVECS-III 6-speed
Sport Mode CVT

2WD

2,226,000 yen

Electronically
controlled 4WD

2,436,000 yen

N.B. Prices exclusive of recycling surcharge, insurance, taxes (but inclusive of consumption tax) and registration costs.
*4 SUPER EXCEED and SUPER EXCEED NAVI PACKAGE are due to join lineup in late October.


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