The Mitsubishi Galant is an automobile manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors between 1969 and 2012. The name was derived from the French word galant, meaning "chivalrous". There have been nine distinct generations, and cumulative sales now exceed five million. It began as a compact sedan, but over the course of its life has evolved into a larger mid-size car. Initial production was only based in Japan, but since 1994 the American market has been served by vehicles assembled at the former Diamond-Star Motors (DSM) facility in Normal, Illinois.
The final Mitsubishi Galant rolled off the assembly line on August 30, 2012. In Japan only, the market position held by the Galant, which was discontinued in Japan June 15 2005, was replaced by the Nissan sourced Mitsubishi Proudia, which is a rebadged Nissan Fuga.