Friday, July 17, 2009

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines introduces the 2010 Galant SE

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) further adds excitement to its vehicle line-up as it introduces the new 2010 Mitsubishi Galant SE. Exuding class and sophistication, the all new Galant is loaded with stylish and high tech features that best suits an executive car. MMPC’s President and CEO, Mr. Masahiko Ueki said that “The intro of the all new Galant reinforces MMPC’s passenger car line up and gives us the opportunity to improve further our total passenger car market share”.

This Euro inspired styled sedan measures 4,885 mm in length, 1,840 mm in width and 1,480 mm in height. Cabin room length is 1,997 mm, translating to more legroom for its passengers. The front grille features a new design chrome radiator with the striking three-diamond mark. High Intensity Discharge (HID) main lamps with user selectable level adjustment provide a brilliant view of the road during night time driving. Electronically controlled side mirrors (with power folding functions) were integrated with side turning lamps. Each side of the car is caressed by protective door mouldings with chrome insert. Other distinct touch to the all new Galant SE inherent to European cars is its fin-type antenna mounted on the rear edge of the roof.
Inside, the new Galant radiates comfort and luxury. Seats were wrapped in glove-soft black leather. An 8-way power-adjust with lumbar support is standard for the driver seat while passenger seat has a 4-way power-adjust. Seats are ergonomically designed to make even long journeys comfortable. Other comfort touches include a fully automatic climate control system, automatic retractable rear glass sunshade, separate rear aircon vents, map lamps & rear seat reading lamps and a host of compartments on the center console, instrument panel and rear seat armrest.

Powering the Galant SE is a 2.4-liter MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing and Electronic Control System) engine. It can adjust the valve timing for optimal performance for all driving conditions. This enables it to produce higher torque at low rpm ranges for quick, clean starts and higher output in the high ranges for better passing ability. The 4G69 MIVEC engine provides numerous advantages over its predecessors. Throughout its construction, Mitsubishi engineers have found ways to increase efficiency and durability while simultaneously reducing weight and emissions. The power and efficiency of this 4G69 MIVEC is harnessed by Mitsubishi’s fully advanced and intelligent INVECS-II 4-speed automatic transmission with sportronic feature. This transmission studies the driver’s driving habits under a variety of conditions and uses two shift control programs to determine the best balance of power, control and efficiency. For spirited driving, a tiptronic shifter is available and can be controlled on the shift lever or thru the steering wheel.
Smooth ride and stable handling is provided by an all-wheel independent suspension system. McPherson struts with stabilizer bars up front and multi-link with stabilizer bars at the rear assures quick response to the driver’s commands, even when road conditions turn tricky, reducing understeer and improving cornering stability when powering through turns yet providing a refined luxury. New design 10-spoke 17-inch wheels complemented with 215/55 R17 93V provides excellent grip on the road.

The new Mitsubishi Galant SE is equipped with a fully functional Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Navigation system which is first in its class. The dealer option GPS Navigation system complements the Galant multi-information and entertainment function. The navigation system can direct you to your selected destination visually through Galant’s 7-inch in-dash monitor located in the center of the dashboard. The system is also capable of providing other helpful information such as streets, major buildings and establishment names, speed limit of certain street etc.

The new Mitsubishi Galant SE is also equipped with a full entertainment system which features an original equipment DVD/CD/MP3 FM & AM band audio system with Dolby Digital 5.1 feature. This Dolby Digital feature of the audio system is complemented by the 12-way speakers with 10-inch subwoofer and a center speaker.
Further adding to the list of high tech features is its keyless entry security system with engine immobilizer. The original set of keys included in the car has a built-in transponder that sends a unique verification code to the ignition switch to protect itself from unauthorized duplicated keys. The remote transmitter can also be used for opening the trunk. Opening the trunk as well as the engine hood is now effortless with the assistance of gas struts.

On its safety aspect, the all new Galant SE is equipped with dual stage SRS airbags. A rearview camera plus front and reverse parking sensors makes parking maneuvers effortless and safer. The central door locks also has an auto lock feature once the vehicle moves to 5 km/hr. As an additional safety feature, the Galant SE audio and video system has Bluetooth connectivity function with mobile phones. Taking calls while driving has been made easier and safer with this feature. Once the mobile phone is paired via Bluetooth, access through the phone’s directory as well as making phone calls can be made through the steering wheel mounted controls.

The 2010 Galant SE is now available in three colors: Merlin Black, Excalibur Silver and Nicolei Grey. Suggested introductory price is P 1,588,000.

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