In 1988, Chrysler bought American Motors, mainly so they could take over the Jeep brand. Their car brand, AMC, was reborn as the Eagle brand. Intended as a more sport-oriented arm of the company, its cars were originally based on models from AMC’s partnership with Renault, eventually gaining products from Chrysler and Mitsubishi. The brand was shut down ten years later, but unlike most orphan brands, finding parts for an Eagle is relatively simple, thanks to this sharing of parts with these other makes. Here is a list of Eagle vehicles, and the cars they were based on:
Eagle Wagon: When Chrysler took over AMC, the AMC Eagle continued production into late 1987 with a slight change to the name. It still retains the AMC badges. The drivetrain was sourced from Jeep, while most of the other parts were shared with other AMC models. The straight-6 engine remained in production until 2006, being used in the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee, so parts for these are plentiful.
Medallion : Also badged as the Renault Medallion, this car was imported from France, and aside from some styling differences, is similar to the Renault 21. Originally intended to be AMC’s compact competitor, it was dropped by Chrysler in 1989.
Premier : Another AMC/Renault design, it was also sold as a Renault with the Premier name, as well as the Dodge Monaco.
Eagle Summit and Vista: The coupe and sedan is a re-badged Mitsubishi Mirage, while the wagon is a re-badged Mitsubishi Expo LRV, based on the Mirage platform.
Eagle 2000GTX: A re-badged Mitsubishi Galant only sold in Canada.
Eagle Talon: This sports was built alongside the Plymouth Laser and Mitsubishi Eclipse as part of Diamond Star Motors, a manufacturing and design partnership between Chrysler and Mitsubishi. Aside from different badges, wheels, and color combinations, these cars are identical. Production ended in 1998, with the other “DSMs” getting a redesign in 2000.
Eagle Vision: Based on Chrysler’s “cab-forward” LH platform, which it shared with the Dodge Intrepid and Chrysler Concorde. The Chrysler New Yorker and LHS are on the same platform, but with slightly longer bodies. Like the rest of Eagle’s lineup, the Vision was dropped in 1998, while the other LH cars were redesigned.