Eagle Summit
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Eagle
Model: Summit
Eagle Summit

The Eagle Summit joined the Dodge Colt and Plymouth Colt in the Mitsubishi Mirage clone club starting in 1989. This perfectly corresponded to the release of the Mirage's third generation. The Eagle Summit lasted through the extent of the Mirage's fourth generation, which came to an end in 1996. To begin the journey of the Eagle Summit, one must go back to 1989 at which point the Summit was born as a sedan in DL and LX trim, both being equipped with an 81-horsepower 4-cylinder engine. By 1990, a stripped-down base model and a range-topping ES model were added, the latter having a 123-horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder shared with the Dodge Colt GT. Then by 1991, Mitsubishi transplanted the 1.6-liter engine from all Chrysler derivatives into the Mirage GS, again stranding the Summit with only the 1.5-liter engine. The good news was that this engine did at least get a boost from 81 to 92 horsepower thanks to 4 additional valves (12 total). The Summit also gained a new version and that being a 2-door hatchback body style, which, like the sedan, was available as a base or ES. Further, a 4-speed automatic transmission replaced the 3-speed on sedans, and all models got a new grille in front. By 1992, the Summit Wagon joined the line, available in DL, LX, and AWD trims. Fast forward to 1995 when all Summits got a passenger's side airbag, replacing the other motorized seatbelt, and the ES trim line got renamed ESi. More importantly, the 1994 downfall of both Colts left the Summit as the only remaining Mirage clone, and 1994's termination of the Mirage sedan left the Summit as the only 4-door offering. And the story comes to an end as the Eagle Summit heads into its last year in 1996 with new fabrics and colors.

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