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History of Eagle

 Eagle is an American company specializing in the production of inexpensive cars developed by Chrysler divisions together with the Mitsubishi Corporation.

The history of Eagle brand cars began in the thirties of the last century with the idea of creating a car with all-wheel drive. Many car companies have tried to do this. In America, the first in this field was the Willys company, which created its famous jeep, which is known to everyone. But still, it was more of a car for off-roading, and on the road it did not show such good speed results, unlike passenger cars, and handling at high speeds suffered greatly. In the late sixties, the famous Japanese company Subaru created its all-wheel drive passenger car, which showed excellent results on the track and was excellent in cornering on slippery roads. The success of Subaru haunted American companies, because Subaru turned out to be a very popular car and began to win the hearts of customers. And this is in the US domestic market.

American Motors Corporation decided to take this moment more closely and develop its own all-wheel drive car that can withstand the march of Subaru

on American roads. In the fall of 1979, the first American-made car with permanent all-wheel drive was ready. This was the creation of a separate automobile brand, which was based on components and assemblies of cars produced by AMC. The body was taken from the Concord (Hornet), its wheelbase was extended to 109 inches and there were two body styles - a four-door sedan and a four-door station wagon, with a 4.2-liter engine and 110 horsepower. The three-speed automatic transmission was taken from its creator and owner of the Eagle brand itself - Chrysler.


But the main features that distinguished this car from ordinary passenger cars were all-wheel drive. Eagle 4x4 also had a difference that distinguished it even among all-wheel drive vehicles - a center differential, namely a viscous coupling. 1981 Eagle SX 4 Center Differential - was mounted under the floor in the middle of the car and helps smoothly transfer engine power in proportion to the axle with the greatest traction. This is a real, non-disabled and more wear-resistant all-wheel drive, with which this car could conquer any road surface. This type of all-wheel drive was superior to Subaru's similar system and left the whole range of all-wheel drive SUVs far behind. The only drawback was the lack of a downshift. But this shortcoming of AMC was easily explained - the car was created for driving on asphalt, even though its ground clearance was increased quite significantly. Yes, of course, not only on asphalt, but was able to overcome slippery sections of the road or small country roads. Everyone was quite skeptical about this car that the company that created it would not be able to do anything thorough and ingenious that would really be in demand. But this was only at the beginning, when the developments were announced in the press. Later, with the release of this car into production and the opportunity to test it in action, the press spoke completely differently. Mechanix Illustrated, a respected automobile magazine in the United States, even wrote: “Off-road, we were never able to find an obstacle that could stop the Eagle.”

Eagle Talon And during the fuel crisis in the USA, these cars turned out to be very popular. Indeed, unlike large and power-hungry all-wheel drive off-road vehicles, Eagle turned out to be a real find. Indeed, at that time, many owners of gluttonous cars simply left them and used public transport or bought more economical cars, including Eagle with its first model.

In 1981, two additional models were released: the sporty two-door Eagle SX-4 in the Spirit/AMX body, and the Eagle Kammback, on the Spirit Sedan chassis. There was also a new General Motors 2.5-liter engine with 100 horsepower and a new option - switchable front-wheel drive.

In the eighties, Eagle began producing Mitsubishi cars under its own name. So the sports coupe - Mitsubishi Eclipse is sold in the USA under the name Eagle Talon, the Summit sedan - a modified Lancer, the compact minivan Summit Wagon - an analogue of the Space Runner, the Talon sports coupe - an analogue of the Eclipse. Copies of many Chrysler models were also produced under the Eagle brand in the early nineties.

However, legal conflicts that happened to the company led to the fact that it was unable to properly monitor the market and create new, popular models. As a result, now, as a result of transitions from the management of Eagle to one or another automobile company, the Eagle brand cannot be used by any of the companies, although some of the factories belong to Chrysler, some to Mitsubishi, and even there is an agreement with Renault to produce Renault cars.