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2009 Mitsubishi Galant Preview Holland MI

New Sport models join the Galant lineup for 2009, with 4-cylinder or V-6 power, as the midsize sedan gets a moderate freshening. Another trim level disappears this season, and the Galant lineup again is topped by a sportier-yet Ralliart edition with 28 extra hp.

Lansing Mitsubishi
(517) 484-8060
PO Box 414
Howell, MI
 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
(248) 359-1400
300 Galleria Officentre
Southfield, MI
 
Mitsubishi Of Ann Arbor
(734) 663-7770
3975 Jackson Rd
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Gezon Nissan Volkswagen Mitsubishi
(616) 361-7361
3985 Plainfield Ave Ne
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Showcase Mitsubishi
(989) 684-0500
1242 S Euclid Ave
Bay City, MI
 
Mitsubishi Motors Am
(734) 973-4441
3735 Varsity Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Moran Mitsubishi
(248) 353-0910
29300 Telegraph Rd
Southfield, MI
 
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
(586) 685-1400
6555 18 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Mitsubishi International Co
(248) 669-0614
46992 Liberty Dr
Wixom, MI
 
Metro Mitsubishi
(734) 246-9000
16775 Fort St
Southgate, MI
 

2009 Mitsubishi Galant Preview

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Critical Knowledge:

  • Refreshed exterior for 2009

  • New front and rear sheetmetal

  • New Sport Edition and Sport V6

  • Four-cylinder or V-6 engine

  • DE trim level dropped, leaving four choices

Introduction
Mitsubishi revamped its midsize Galant sedan for the 2007 model year. Wearing

a fresh look for 2009, the Galant gains new front and rear sheetmetal and gets a modified lineup. Made in the United States, the front-wheel-drive Galant competes against the major midsize sedans: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. A new 4-cylinder Sport Edition joins the 2009 lineup, along with a Sport V6. At the same time, Mitsubishi is abandoning the bottom-rung DE trim level. Last year, the Galant lineup slimmed down as well, losing the prior SE and GTS versions. Galants are produced in Normal, IL, along with Mitsubishi's Eclipse and Endeavor models. Sales of the 2009 Galant begin in February 2008.

Model Lineup
Four Galant models are offered for the 2009 model year: base-level ES, new Sport Edition, Sport V6, and sport-focused Ralliart. In addition to special styling cues, Mitsubishi's Ralliart models get special suspension tuning for a tighter feel on the road, the company says.

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