Eagle Eagle
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Make: Eagle
Model: Eagle
Eagle Eagle

Two of Eagle's very first models, the Eagle Premier and the Eagle Medallion, were created by the American Motors Corporation in a joint effort with its former corporate partner, Renault. They also happen to be a 46.4% owner. The Eagle Medallion was a rebadged and re-engineered version of the European Renault 21 for the North American market. While the cars were built on the same platform, the French market 21 and the American market Medallion differed in a few aspects such as features, power train availability, frontal styling and trims. The Medallion began as a model developed by Renault and became a captive import for its corporate partner, American Motors. This joint venture concerning the Medallion began in 1987. It was originally conceived to replace the slow-selling Renault Sportwagon and the revered, but canceled, AMC Concord. The Medallion was badged as a Renault and remained that way until the Chrysler Corporation bought out American Motors in August 1987. The Eagle Premier was in production from 1988 until 1992. This full-size four-door sedan was styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro and thus the car’s mechanical design was simply a reconverted top-of-the-range Renault 25. The motor was derived from the very famous PRV V6 engine, which was the product of a joint venture between Peugeot, Renault and Volvo. More so, it was the first large car fielded by AMC since 1974, a position that was customarily occupied by the Nash and AMC Ambassador models since the 1930s. AMC marketed the Premier as a sporty refined sedan in the style of an Acura Legend or an Audi 5000. Additionally, it featured the spaciousness of American sedans and was the roomiest car in its class. In its time, the car was considered one of the sportiest sedans available on the American market, thanks to its French legacy. As a result, it could easily match any German, Italian or Swedish sport sedan, which was a huge claim to make.

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