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Chrysler–Simca Horizon/Chrysler Horizon (C2/L-body). 1977–9 (prod. 430,225 incl. all of 1979, incl. Talbot). 5-door saloon. F/F, 1118, 1294, 1442 cm³ petrol (I4 OHV). In many ways a rebodied Simca 1100, but despite dated origins on widened and lengthened floorpan, still voted European Car of the Year 1978–9. Fairly good handling and ride, but less than competent steering and on the heavy side. Certainly not an all-rounder as award might have suggested. Attractive styling from Chrysler’s Whitley centre under Roy Axe, similar to Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon. Simca name used only on Continent: car was always Chrysler Horizon in UK from its 1978 launch. Early appearance of a trip computer on this model. Rebadged Talbot–Simca in July 1979 on the Continent; simply Talbot in UK.


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

Marque: Chrysler | Predecessor: Simca 1100, 1200 | Successor: Talbot–Simca Horizon


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