Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has spruced up the Galant as it catches up with its rivals in the midsize sedan segment.
Among the key changes on the outside include the high intensity discharge (HID) headlamps with user-selectable level adjustment, LED-type turning lamps on the power-folding side mirrors, and new 17-inch, 10-spoke wheels. The 2010 Galant SE also gets a very European look with an all-new chrome grille that adorns its bonnet.
Inside, the new Galant offers the driving comfort with an eight-way, power-adjustable seat with lumbar support, while the front passenger can enjoy the seat's four-way counterpart.
Driving around without any idea of how to get to your destination becomes a thing of the past when you're in the 2010 Galant SE. It is the first in its class to offer a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) navigation system. Completing the Galant's touches of luxury are features like an automatic climate control system, automatic retractable rear glass sunshade, rear aircon vents, a power sunroof, and a Dolby Digital 5.1 DVD/CD/MP3/FM & AM audio system with 12-way speakers, a center speaker, and a ten-inch subwoofer.
Security-wise, the new Galant is equipped with an engine immobilizer with built-in transponder so driving the car with unauthorized, duplicated keys is a thing of the past.
The 2010 Galant SE is a 162-horsepower 2.4-liter MIVEC (Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing and Electronic Control System) engine that adjusts itself for optimum performance in different driving conditions.
Translating the power to the front wheels is an INVECS-II 4-speed automatic transmission that allows the system to adjust under different conditions. The transmission shifts between two programs to adjust control, efficiency and power based on the driver's handling habits. The Galant also has a tiptronic shifter for those who'd rather control the gears themselves.
The 2010 Galant SE comes in Merlin Black, Excalibur Silver and Nicolei Grey.
Mitsubishi hopes there are enough car buyers out there who can shell out P1.588 million for all the new features the 2010 Galant has to offer.
"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," said Masahiko Ueki, Mitsubishi president and chief executive in the Philippines.