Chrysler Conquest
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Make: Chrysler
Model: Conquest
Chrysler Conquest

The history of the Conquest is a little difficult to understand without sorting out that it was first just a version of the Starion, which was sold by the Chrysler Corporation from 1984 to 1989. Thereafter, the Conquest was sold under both the Dodge and Plymouth names until 1986. Further, Chrysler sold the Conquest under its own name from the 1987 to the 1989 model years. At that point, the Conquest was replaced with the Dodge Stealth. The Conquest was a two-door, four-seat hatchback, which unfortunately for Chrysler only sold in very small numbers. The design and concept of the Conquest was based off the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda and the Mitsubishi Sapparo. Following the trend of the automotive industry and the tendency to rebadge models, the latter of the two was also sold as the Plymouth Sapparo. This traditional rear-drive, front-engined vehicle had a MacPherson strut front suspension and an independent rear suspension. There were a few differences between the models available in Japan and the Conquest offered in the United States. The base engine in Japan was only 2 liters, but the American drivers were privy to a 2.6-liter single-overhead-cam engine with a turbocharger and single-point electronic fuel injection. The horsepower on this puppy ranged from 150 to 198, while the TSi model got a boost from the intercooler. All model were offered standard with a five-speed manual transmission. The Conquest had one other feature worth noting, and that was the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle. It had a drag coefficient of Cd=.32, which was about the same as the later Dodge Neon. This drag coefficient was very good for the time and is even very good for today given all the Sport Utility Vehicles on the market. The Conquest ran until 1989, during which time it underwent few exterior changes.

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