1985 renault alliance




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  • By , it was clear to everyone that the Renault Alliance, product of the strange AMC/Renault mashup that failed to save the “not too big to.

    What makes the Renault Alliance even more fascin-meh-ting is the fact that the car has an interesting origin story. The cars started life in France.

    History of the logo. The Renault logo has an interesting history. During the First World War, the company successfully produced light tanks. In connection with the popularity of the company's tanks, the leadership of Renault even changed the logo, placing in it the image of his tank. But the tank on the emblem was not delayed for a long time, in 1923 a well-known form of diamond appeared. However, this is not a diamond - it is a trace from the tank.

    This Renault Alliance convertible is said to be a one-owner, garage-kept example with 85k miles from new. It seems like these were.

    1985 renault alliance

    1985 renault alliance

    The automaker offered zero-interest financing on the Alliance and Encore models in the fall of Retrieved 15 April Based on her experiences with the car, I pegged her for a likely suspect, but she had an alibi. Before the age of airbags, the Alliance dash had a very nice parcel shelf in front of the passenger. What are you talking about?

    1985 renault alliance

    1985 renault alliance

    1985 renault alliance

    1985 renault alliance

    1985 renault alliance

    Renault Alliance - Overview - CarGurus

    Initially available in two- and four-door sedan configurations, three- and five-door hatchback variants marketed as the Renault Encore became available in , and a convertible in A total of , vehicles were manufactured in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Production was discontinued after Chrysler 's acquisition of AMC in Competition from the " Big Three ," the rise of Asian import automobiles, new safety regulations, the oil crisis , and energy crisis left American Motors in a weak position in the U.

    The company had three product lines: By the end of , Renault held a controlling interest of AMC. With the United States dollar then relatively weak against the French franc , manufacturing in the U. The two automakers worked closely as each design studio developed spin-offs of cars created by the other. Renault executives came in to run things alongside AMC officials, and the venerable factory in Kenosha, Wisconsin was retooled to produce an Americanized version of the Renault 9 subcompact under the "Alliance" nameplate.

    1985 renault alliance

    Production began in , making Renault the second European automaker to build cars in the U. The cars were aimed at the lowest price range in the U. The Alliance was launched into the U. The Alliance was a front-drive sedan with a It was a sensible car for a post-oil crisis period in which good fuel economy was highly prized.

    Cars sold in states came with a Renix throttle-body fuel injection, while California emissions standards required the use of multi port injection. Power went through either a four-or five-speed manual , or a three-speed automatic transaxle. The suspension system was fully independent via MacPherson struts in front, while the rear had a compact and ingenious system of transverse torsion bars and trailing arms.

    1985 renault alliance

    The Alliance was slightly smaller on the outside than the competing first-generation Ford Escort North America , but it was somewhat bigger on the inside where it looked larger and more inviting. The Alliance sold well with over , of the debut models. Sales were limited by the availability of only two body styles. American Motors introduced a companion model called Encore featuring a hatchback in both two- and four-door versions.

    The new derivatives featured a redesigned rear end and were 3. Bolstered by the additional two- and four-door hatchback models, sales increased to over , for However, the new Encores were introduced just in time to encounter a sag in the small-car market because as fuel prices fell, consumers began to drift away to larger automobiles, leaving the Renault-based models to scramble against low-priced Chevrolet Chevettes and their Pontiac cousins , Ford Escorts and their Mercury Lynx cousins , the Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon twins, as well as a slew of Japanese imports.

    Designed to be either gasoline or diesel, the new five main bearing engine was torture tested to higher levels than normal to be "the strongest Four in the industry. In addition to the sedan, the Alliance was now offered as a convertible for AMC's first of this body type since the Rebel. By , the U. Improving economic conditions and lower gasoline prices meant total sales dropped to 65, in American Motors had already stopped production of the Concord and Spirit in the four-wheel drive AMC Eagle continued to be built , while the larger Medallion to replace the Renault 18 was not going to be ready until The automaker offered zero-interest financing on the Alliance and Encore models in the fall of The remainder of the Alliance line was carried over, but the two Encore hatchback body variants were renamed the Alliance Hatchback.

    1985 renault alliance

    The focus of Chrysler's acquisition was on the highly profitable Jeep vehicles and the brand-new Brampton Assembly plant that was just built in Ontario, Canada. Alliance production at the Kenosha plant closed out as of Friday, June 5, With AMC's acquisition, Chrysler saw itself "saddled with a largely unsuccessful assortment of cars" including imports from Renault. The final year saw about 35, Alliances sold in The GTA was available in 2-door sedan or convertible versions, with a single powerplant: Driving performance of the vehicle included a The GTA used the same uni-body as the two-door Alliances, but was distinctive to the other models.

    It was available only in silver, white, red, or black monochrome body paint with special color-keyed "ground effects" bodyside cladding styled by Zender of West Germany, one of Europe's leading after-market designers.

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