Stylish high performance and cutting edge technology showcased by Mitsubishi



    A bold new 2009 Galant Ralliart shares the stage with the brilliant
    Lancer Evolution

    EDMONTON, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - Coming off a record sales year, Mitsubishi
Motor Sales of Canada Inc. (MMSCAN) is showcasing high performance in several
variations at the 2008 Edmonton Motorshow. Highlighting the Mitsubishi display
will be the first Canadian showing of the 2009 Galant Ralliart grand touring
sedan and the rally inspired, internationally acclaimed Lancer Evolution high
performance sports sedan. Other performance models displayed include the
gorgeous Eclipse Coupe and the new 2009 Lancer GTS sports sedan.
    The 2009 Galant Ralliart is the latest edition of an established world
class driver's car and features a complete grand touring performance package.
Capable of accelerating from zero-to-100 kph in about seven seconds, the
Galant Ralliart has a 3.8 litre V6 engine producing 258 hp at 5,750 rpm and
258 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,500 rpm, making it one of the most powerful
import brand sport sedans in the segment. This exceptional V6 is matched to a
five-speed Sportonic(R) automatic transmission which enables manual shift
control by the driver when desired. Ralliart also features its own,
higher-rate springs and dampers, and is exclusively equipped with a 21-mm rear
stabilizer bar, plus its P235/45R18 tires are mounted to 18 x 8 inch 10-spoke
aluminum alloy wheels. As such, Ralliart will challenge the best sport sedans
while still delivering competitive pricing and renowned Mitsubishi value.
    For 2009, Mitsubishi Galant is available in three distinct trim levels:
The Galant ES, Galant GT and the high performance Galant Ralliart.
    The all new 2008 Lancer Evolution is the tenth generation - the newest
and most sophisticated version - of the legendary Lancer Evolution, a high
performance sports sedan that has been available in many countries for the
last 16 years. This latest generation Lancer Evolution showcases several new
technologies, including a 291 hp, 2.0 litre DOHC, turbocharged-intercooled
engine and Super All Wheel Control (S-AWC), a vehicle dynamic control network
that provides an extraordinary level of control at individual wheels, going
well beyond the capabilities of other all wheel drive systems.
    Three 2008 Lancer Evolution models will be offered in Canada. The Lancer
Evolution GSR features a 5-speed manual transmission. The Lancer Evolution MR
and Lancer Evolution MR Premium both feature the 6-speed Twin-Clutch
Sportronic(R) Shift Transmission (TC-SST), a new generation automated manual
transmission. Lancer Evolution MR models are also equipped with Bilstein(R)
shock absorbers and Eibach(R) springs, two-piece Brembo(R) front brake rotors
for better heat dissipation, BBS(R) forged-alloy wheels, HID headlamps and
additional interior features.
    In Canada, Mitsubishi presents seven different models in a total of
21 distinct trim levels. Captivating passenger cars include the compact Lancer
in DE, SE, GT and GTS trim and the value packed midsize Galant in ES, GT and
high performance Ralliart versions. The stylish compact Outlander SUV adds a
new trim level, the ES 2WD and ES 4WD, to compliment the LS 4WD and XLS 4WD,
while the midsize Endeavor is available as an SE 2WD, SE 4WD and the super
luxurious LIMITED 4WD. Next, the stunning sports duo of Eclipse Coupe and
Spyder, both available in GS or GT-P trim. And lastly, the all new, World
Rally Championship inspired, 291 hp, high performance, Super All Wheel
Control, Lancer Evolution sports sedan - available in GSR, MR and MR Premium
trim levels - each of which is absolutely bristling with cutting edge
drivetrain technology. Look out Canada, Mitsubishi is on the move.





For further information:

For further information: Visit our password free media website:
www.mitsubishi-motors-pr.ca or contact Susan Elliott, Mitsubishi Motor Sales
of Canada, Inc., Manager, Corporate and Product Communications, Phone: (905)
833-0826, Fax: (905) 833-8301, selliott@mmsa.com or Jacquie Adams, Mitsubishi
Motor Sales of Canada, Inc., Phone: (416) 995-0308, jac.adams@sympatico.ca

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