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Mitsubishi presents 2009 Galant facelift at Chicago

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Mitsubishi presents 2009 Galant facelift at Chicago

Mitsubishi presents 2009 Galant facelift at Chicago

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Mitsubishi will showcase its facelifted 2009 Galant midsize sedan at this week’s Chicago Auto Show before the first cars hit showrooms in the U.S. later this month. For the 2009 model year, developers added a new front-end, which includes a new hood and grille plus a revised lower intake. Up back there’s also a new rear window, now slightly wider than before, new taillights and a redesigned bumper.

The 2009 Galant line offers four distinct trim levels and three performance levels. The performance-tuned Galant Ralliart tops the line, which for 2009 also includes the four-cylinder ES, the new four-cylinder Sport Edition, and the V6 Sport models.

The V6 Galant Ralliart range topper comes with a 258hp 3.8L V6, which develops peak torque of 258lb-ft at 4,500rpm (220lb-ft of torque is available from just 2,000rpm). This is enough to see the car accelerate to 60mph from rest in about six seconds. Base models come with a 160hp 2.4L inline four.

All models come with a Sportronic automatic transmission as standard, with a four-speed shifter for the four-cylinder models and a five-speed ‘box reserved for the V6 models.
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  1. HAHAHAHHA, WTF!! Are they serious?
     
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  2. ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..................
     
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  3. IT's not that bad, just a boring family sedan. What were you guys expecting? btw 0-60 in 6 seconds in a familiy sedan is nothing to laugh at.
     
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  4. is it a 2009 or 1999 model update? A stark contrast with Lancer EVO concept.
     
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  5. Why even bother introducing this car if it will be a looser from day one? Just because they save money by avoiding any kind of styling expense does not mean they will sell. Even Hyundais are much more attractive than this lame effort. Attempting to copy Lexus/Toyota design cues on the rear light assemblies is sad. I mean, if you're going to copy something, at least do a good job at it. I'm glad to say that I've never, EVER, owned a Mitsubishi.

    I'm usually constructive in my comments but Mitsubishi's lack of effort (or stupidity) is an insult to those buyers looking at economy cars.
     
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