Galant Fortis 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."

New style sedan

Mitsubishi has launched its new Galant Fortis sedan (also known as Lancer) today in Japan and released more details on the new global car. Mitsubishi will launch the European version at Frankfurt before it reaches showrooms in Europe late 2007. The Galant / Lancer will be followed by the top of the line Evolution before the range is completed with the Lancer Sportback, a coupe-like model which was first shown at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show in concept form.

The new Galant has been developed by the European design team to be "a global sporty sedan that delivers high and well-balanced levels of safety, comfort and environmental performance." The Galant Fortis is the first Mitsubishi to use the 'new face' front fascia and is powered by a new 2.0 liter DOHC MIVEC engine coupled to the INVECS-III 6 speed transmission.

Besides a striking exterior, Mitsubishi has spent considerable attention on the interior. They call it cocochi, which roughly translates as 'cozy' from Japanese. What that means in practice is optimized driver operability, visibility and viewability achieved through the detailing and bowed dashboard. Additionally you will find a deodorizing clean air filter and odor-eating head lining.

The Mitsubishi Galant Fortis comes in three trim packages, all with their own exterior and interior looks. The entry level Exceed is followed by the Super Exceed which adds chrome details, leather upholstery and 16 inch wheels. Top of the line is the Sport trim which comes with some additional features like 18 inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, HID lights, paddle shifters and cruise control.

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Mitsubishi Galant Fortis Launched (JA)