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AMC Eagle. 1980–8 (prod. 197,449). 3-door coupé, 2-, 3- and 4-door sedan, 5-door wagon. F/A, 2464, 2474 cm³ (I4 OHV), 4229 cm³ (I6 OHC). First crossover four-wheel-drive family car range, marrying Ferguson system to AMC Concord body styles. Wheelbase 1 in longer than Concord and cars much taller; 20 years ahead of their time given the crossover SUV craze of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Reliable thanks to long prior product life of the donor technologies. Sedans and wagon only in 1980, Kammback and SX/4 (based on AMC Spirit) followed in 1981. With Renault Alliance production gearing up, Kammback and SX/4 deleted after 1982 and 1983 respectively; by 1988, only wagon remained, selling a few thousand units. Canadian production only from 1984. Last AMC-developed range of cars. Chrysler takeover meant that 1988s were officially called Eagle Wagon, though AMC badges remained on the car.


Manufacturing locations: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA; Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Marque: AMC | Successor: Renault Premier


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