They established the American Motors Corporation in 1954 when Hudson and Nash merged to create a new corporation. From the start, AMC concentrated on the economy car field. So, for a few decades, this company was a tough competitor to the Big Three with numerous small, affordable models with good sales. In fact, they were quite common on the American roads. Constantly trying to invent something new to stay profitable and relevant on the market, AMC presented many memorable models.
They included the well-known AMC Gremlin, Hornet and Pacer. They also built the infamous muscle duo, the Javelin and AMX. However, most people consider the AMC Eagle to be their greatest hit. And that is because it was a well-engineered model that sparked the modern trends of the car industry. The Eagle was one of the first, if not the first crossover model in the world.
But it is only today that people can see how important and influential this car was. As expected, the Eagle was a relatively popular car, especially in areas with harsh climates and long winters. AMC even produced coupe, wagon, compact and convertible versions of the Eagle, all with AWD systems as standard. Unfortunately, AMC was losing money elsewhere and was forced out of the business in 1987, which meant the death of the Eagle, as well.