Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Style and technology refines an executive car

The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant SE makes its entrance in the Philippine market in the third week of July, loaded with stylish and high-tech features that refines the riding experience in an executive car.

One of the high-tech features is a fully functional Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Navigation system that 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.

Another new feature is the 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.

Spirited drivers will appreciate the tiptronic shifter on the steering wheel , which will allow him or her to control the shift lever through the plus and minus keys.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) President and CEO Masahiko Ueki said: “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-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. That face is enhanced by the shape of the high intensity discharge (HID) main lamps, which incidentally can be adjusted by the driver to provide a brilliant view of the road during night time driving. On the side, electronically controlled side mirrors (with power folding functions) have been integrated with side turning lamps.

Inside, the new Galant is all about comfort and luxury. Glove-soft black leather seats come with adjustments. The driver’s seat has an eight-way power-adjust with lumbar support; while the passenger seat has a four-way power-adjust.

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.

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 luxury sedan 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.

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 2010 Galant SE, now available in Merlin Black, Excalibur Silver and Nicolei Grey, will have an introductory price of P1,588,000.

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