February 8, 2006 -- CHICAGO -- The new Galant Ralliart spearheads the restyled Galant midsize sedan line for 2007. Powered by a MIVEC-enhanced 258-hp 3.8-liter V-6 engine and equipped with sport suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels and exclusive exterior styling and interior features, Galant Ralliart competes in the growing performance sedan segment. One of the most powerful import brand sport sedans in its segment, the 2007 Galant Ralliart can accelerate from zero-to-60 mph in about seven seconds.
All Galant models get an updated, sophisticated new look for 2007 with new front and rear bumper fascias, a new grille with chrome surround. The Galant Ralliart is distinguished by a unique front aero bumper, sport mesh grille projector-style ellipsoid headlamps, two-tone bumpers and color-keyed side air dams.
Galant interior design and materials have been enhanced, and ride and handling refined to provide greater comfort and a more engaging driving experience. All Galant models gain standard side curtain air bags for 2007.
In addition to the new Ralliart, Galant offers three other trim levels for 2007: the DE and ES models are powered by a MIVEC-enhanced 160-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission with Sportronic(R) to allow manual gearshift control. MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control system) valve timing and lift technology helps optimize engine efficiency and power across a broad engine speed range. The GTS steps up to a 230-hp 3.8-liter V-6. Both the GTS and Ralliart V-6 engines are teamed with a new five-speed automatic transmission with Sportronic(TM).
Galant Ralliart is equipped with standard perforated leather-trimmed seating surfaces, heated front seats, automatic climate control system, power glass sunroof and Homelink(TM) transmitter with auto dimming rear view mirror. Aluminum pedals and Micro-delta print accent panels further distinguish the interior.
The Galant Ralliart introduces the first factory-installed Rockford Acoustic Design(TM) premium audio system, with AM/FM/CD/MP3 playback capability, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, a linear 8-channel amplifier producing 360 watts continuous at less than 0.02% THD, eight speakers in six locations, and Digital Signal Processing. This audio system is also available for the ES and GTS. A SIRIUS(TM) satellite radio package with six months' free subscription is standard for Ralliart and available for the ES and GTS. The GTS and Ralliart also offer a new DVD navigation system with 7-inch touch screen. Without the optional navigation system, the Ralliart features a standard 4.9-inch color LCD display with compass and trip computer.