Mitsubishi Motors North America decided to close their R&D firm, which made the US market designs.
In Australia, Mitsubishi closed down their plants there where sigma, magnas and 380 (Their version of the 9th gen) were being manufactured. More about this impact later.
There is a small dedicated group for this car and the ability to tune it. Mostly seen on thegalantcenter, but there have been forums pop up and go down over the years (club9g and g9nation).
There were very few aftermarket parts offered for this model.
The other versions of the 9th Generation Galant had different names and different front/rear pieces.
In Australia, the Galant was known as the 380. This car had a better look and owners here wanted to get their OEM parts to replace. The parts gave a sleeker look.
The tail lights are definitely different!! The closing of the Mitsubishi plant means the OEM parts will not be available as it was before. It is cool to see that there is a market for these cars there.
Even with the closing of the plant, Team Mitsubishi Ralliart (TMR) of Australia has build a Mitsubishi 380 and offers the built car! http://www.tmraustralia.com.au/tmr380.php
Nicely tucked Sprintex S3/335 Supercharger Kit.
In East Asia, Taiwan, Philippines, Hong Kong... the Galant body was the same, but it was called the Mitsubishi Grunder. More luxurious looking headlights/tail lights.
Such a great car with so much potential!!!