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Mitsubishi took the quote from the nonexistent website off their website for the Galant, a car whose

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Mitsubishi took the quote from the nonexistent website off their website for the Galant, a car whose continued existence puzzles everyone involved.

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April 25th, 2013

Mitsubishi took the quote from the nonexistent website off their website for the Galant, a car whose

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Mitsubishi took the quote from the nonexistent website off their website for the Galant, a car whose continued existence puzzles everyone involved.

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April 25th, 2013

Mitsubishi Credits Non-Existent Website With Praise For Its Worst Car

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It’s hard to defend the Mitsubishi Galant these days. The current one has been around since 2003, and we’ve called it the worst car still for sale on a number of occasions. But one website seems willing to stick up for the Galant, and that’s itrasi.net. Except that doesn’t seem to be an actual site.

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April 24th, 2013

Report: Mitsubishi to offer new Galant, Montero in US?

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2012 Mitsubishi Galant - silver front three-quarter view

We admit it – we’ve been skeptical about Mitsubishi’s fortunes here in the US for a long time now, and this month’s reveal of the 2014 Mirage subcompact at the New York Auto Show didn’t do much to quell our consternation. Yes, the Mirage should attract a certain portion of the buying population based on what will likely be the best fuel economy figures in its segment and a low price, but the profitability of basic small cars is limited even under the best of circumstances. Mitsubishi is clearly going to need something meatier in its portfolio if it wants to get back on track financially.

Help appears to be on the way. According to The Detroit Free Press, Masatoshi Hasegawa, the company’s executive vice president here in North America, has confirmed that at least two more models are destined for the company’s US dealerships, and it looks like they’re going to be entries into higher-volume, higher-margin segments. Hasegawa pledges that the company will overhaul its lineup over the next two to three years, and one of them will be a successor to the often-ignored Galant, a midsize sedan we last saw for the 2012 model year.

And what of the other model? Apparently it will be an unnamed “bigger brother” for the new 2014 Outlander, an acknowledgment that suggests Mitsubishi is considering bringing its Montero/Pajero SUV back to the States. Earlier this month, we heard a report that a next-generation model for the venerable off-roader remains a few years out, but it’s possible Mitsubishi might import the current aging model before the new one is produced. A big shift is said to be in the works for the fifth-generation model, with a massive weight loss and possible plug-in hybrid variant tipped as top goals for the program.

Mitsubishi to offer new Galant, Montero in US? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 03 Apr 2013 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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April 3rd, 2013

Report: Mitsubishi could kill off Galant, Eclipse by 2013

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Mitsubishi Eclipse – Click above for high-res image gallery

Things aren’t looking good for the Mitsubishi lineup of American-built vehicles. According to AutoWeek, the Japanese automaker is channeling all of its resources into building a new global small car. That means that between now and 2012, we won’t be seeing too many updates to the likes of the Galant, Endeavor, Eclipse or Eclipse Spyder. All of those past-their-prime vehicles ride on the same platform and are built in the company’s Normal, Illinois manufacturing facility. As of right now, AutoWeek says that the Japanese automaker hasn’t decided what to build at that plant once cars like the current Eclipse go the way of the dinosaur.

Mitsubishi has been planning a new global car for a good while now, and while details are still murky at the moment, we’re told to expect a fuel-thrifty 1.0 or 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine under the hood. The car is expected to show up in either late 2012 or early 2013, which leaves Mitsubishi to soldier on with only two other planned additions to its lineup between now and then – the i-MiEV electric vehicle and the Outlander Sport.

Us? We’re a bit more pessimistic. If cash-strapped Mitsu offs a significant portion of its lineup amidst slumping sales, will a new inexpensive small car and the Outlander and Lancer lineups make U.S. dealers enough money for them to stay in business?

[Source: AutoWeek]

Report: Mitsubishi could kill off Galant, Eclipse by 2013 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 07 Sep 2010 11:31:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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