The Alpine was introduced in England at the London Motor Show last year. It went on sale in January. In August 1976, the first Coventry-built Alpines had rolled off the line at Ryton.
CHRYSLER ALPINE from £2,457
Current Car of the Year title holder, now being assembled at the re-equipped Ryton plant from French components, this practical five-door five-seater will have a progressively increased British content. Transverse engine, front-wheel drive, transistor ignition, closed-circuit cooling, quickly adjustable headlamps are some of the basic features. The rear seat folds away. Reversing and fog warning lames are included. Two engines to choose from.
CHRYSLER AVENGER from £1,755
Hillman and Humber names are out; these improved Avengers are Chryslers built at Linwood. New front-end styling, new steering wheel and instrument panel create a family resemblance to the Alpine. Electric fans save power; engines are tuned for economy, all saloons except GLS have higher axle ratios. The brakes have split circuits with warning light; all models have servos. The upturned tail lamps are replaced by horizontal groups.
CHRYSLER AVENGER ESTATE £2,047
Four station wagons with choice of two engines are included in the eleven-model Avenger line-up for 1977. New front ends and bumpers, new exterior colours, complement the redesigned interiors with new switches, instruments and column controls. There is more legroom front and rear. Two-speed wipers, four-jet washers and heated rear window help all-round vision. Engines have thermostatic intake air control and electric fans.
Calspan-Chrysler RSV Research Safety Vehicle
Based on a Simca 1308, this safety vehicle concept was revealed in London in 1976. It was developed jointly by Calspan Corporation of Buffalo NY and Chrysler Corporation in cooperation with NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) and DOT (U.S. Dept. of Transportation).