The last Mitsubishi Galant had a good innings: 2003 to 2012. To be honest, I wasn’t aware of this one until about an hour ago.
Like Mendeleev, I had an idea that if there was an eighth generation Mitsubishi Galant there might be a ninth. Call it inductive reasoning. Sure enough, I found one. It’s credited to Olivier Boulay. It has a lot of Ford Mondeo in the glasshouse and the surfacing but the lamps are simply generic. It’s quite a change from the previous models which usually managed neat homogeneity.
The lamps suggest nobody cared at all. Inoffensive styling is not the same as characterless. There is some research to be done about the point at which styling is sufficient but not noticed. This is below that threshold.
The A-pillar is rather notable: it split by the door shutline which then dives vertically aft of the mirror. That’s a real engineer’s solution but 2 cm short of what is aesthetically acceptable