Mitsubishi isn’t even making the Galant right now—in fact, they stopped production of the Galant in the early 2000s. That doesn’t mean that the make can’t serve as fodder for the imagination, however. Carscoops has put together a render of what they think Mitsubishi Motors should be doing by the year 2023 in order to resurrect the Galant line. What they’ve come up with in the Galant VR-4 just might bring the make out of the history books and back to the showroom floor.
The Galant VR-4 features modern design notes like a split-nose grille with lower intakes. The VR-4 also has dynamic shield chrome work. As is popular right now, the headlights for the VR-4 are slim LEDs. The front and rear fenders are flared out, creating a more aggressive stance for the sedan. The doors scoop in, giving the car a sensuous profile. Blacked-out A-pillars combined with a fastback profile give the cabin an athletic look. Finishing off the look are quad exhausts in the back as well as a duck-tail spoiler.
Carscoops imagines the VR-4 with a new approach to powertrains. Under the VR-4’s hood would be a plug-in electric setup—but not one that is just imagined right now. Rather, the VR-4 would make use of the MI-TECH concept that was debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. This powertrain makes use of a gas-turbine generator that powers the battery pack, which in turn provides juice to the four electric motors. Those four motors make it possible for the VR-4 to have front and rear active yaw control to team with electric brake calipers, offering even more control.
If Mitsubishi is considering taking another stab at the Galant moniker, they should take note of Carscoop’s work on the VR-4. The look and style is attention-grabbing while the technology in the powertrain would help move the company into a greener future.