Talbot Horizon

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Talbot Horizon (C2/L-body). 1979–87 (prod. 842,078 all types, including Chrysler; 418,634 in UK and France only, 1980–5; 150,000 approx. UK only, 1980–5). 5-door saloon. F/F, 1118, 1294, 1442, 1592 cm³ petrol, 1905 cm³ diesel (I4 OHV). Renamed version of Chrysler–Simca Horizon, known briefly as the Talbot–Simca Horizon from July 1979 to the end of that year on the Continent, and similar in style to Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon though sharing few parts. Talbot Horizon in UK from July 1979 changeover, as Simca brand not used there for this model. Fairly good handling and ride for the era, though criticized for steering and weight, and body corrosion common on earlier models. Equipment and quality improved through 1980s. Despite a good run from its European Car of the Year win in 1978, the rot was setting in for the 1980s as better competition emerged. Series II models from 1981. Diesel from 1982. UK and French production ceased 1985, but Finnish production continued to 1987.

Manufacturing locations: Poissy, France; Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Warwickshire, England; Uusikaupunki, Finland

Marque: Talbot | Predecessor: Talbot–Simca Horizon | Successor: Peugeot 309


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