Galant carries the image of a “powerful sedan,” and the name VR-4 was originally used for the sixth-generation Galant, launched in 1986. The number 4 in the abbreviation VR-4 means 4WD (four-wheel drive); this modification returned to Mitsubishi the image of a rally car. Since the seventh generation, the body has increased in size.
Using a 240-horsepower 2-liter V6 twin cam engine gives this model the image of a purely sports car of the gran turismo class, rather than a small sports sedan. Great influence on the developers of Galant had European manufacturers. The eighth generation of the model, released in 1996, continued the concept of the previous ones. However, its appearance has changed, it has become more "square" and more athletic. The 2.5-liter V-twin 6-cylinder turbocharged DOHC engine is installed on the VR-4. After all the improvements, he gained 280 horsepower. Unlike other manufacturers, Mitsubishi uses AYC and ASC systems in a new way, starting with the sixth generation of Galant, aiming to use all the latest achievements of high technology. In 1998, the appearance of the model changed slightly.