Mitsubishi Galant – mid-size cars manufactured automobile by Mitsubishi Motors from 1969 to 2012. The name comes from the French word fr. Galant, which means “knight.” Created nine different generations of this model, total sales are now more than five million cars. The model started as a compact sedan, but over time has become a medium-sized car. Initially, production was based in Japan, but in 1994 the US market were sold cars assembled at the plant previously owned by Diamond-Star Motors (DSM) in Illinois.