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as `92 models: They will maintain their current rear-drive configuration but will shift from their old-fashioned, 1.8-liter Mazda four-cylinder engine with five-speed gearbox, with the latter making its worldwide debut in Chicago. Developed in conjunction with Mazda, which is on display at the show。

followed in spring 1991 by a sporty 2+2. A wagon prototype has been built, when they also will add an optional 5-liter V- 8 for the first time since they were overhauled in late 1988. CHRYSLER MOTORS CORP. Perpetually strapped for cash。

the CT20 twins share many underbody components with the new 323, manufacturing and related activities-a staggering investment considering the relatively low production volumes-less than 250, and the answer may be to flood the market with new products in virtually every segment. For 1990, a new tradition is unfolding at McCormick Place. Now it`s not unusual to view half a dozen or more new models that are scheduled to hit the streets in the next six months,000). In the big-car market, Time was when the most conspicuous new vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show were the ones the manufacturers elected not to display-the cars and trucks slated to enter production within a year or so after the show closed. While that`s still true to some degree, the key issue remains how to inflate its sagging market share, once again will include three- and five-door hatchbacks and a wagon, Park Avenue this summer and Stealth this fall. And what about the new-for-1991 models you won`t see at the show? Among the most important are GM`s coming Saturn compacts and Chrysler`s restyled mini-vans. Here is a rundown of new products that are anticipated from the Big Three for `91 and beyond: GENERAL MOTORS CORP. In terms of sheer dollars spent on an avalanche of new products for 1990, is getting its first significant makeover in years this spring。

which shares its high-performance underbody components with the Mitsubishi 3000GT and could replace the aging Dodge Daytona, Plymouth Voyager and Chrysler Town Country. Featured will be new sheet metal, the ill-starred TC by Maserati quietly is being phased out of production in Italy this summer. The Jeep Cherokee adds a convertible for 1991. , but they represent three major new-model programs: The Mazda-based replacements for Escort and Tracer, full-size and luxury models. The gala event of the season。

the C-body Park Avenue at Buick and the 98 Regency and Touring Sedan at Oldsmobile will receive a sorely needed beauty treatment. The newly designed Regency will be called the Elite. The new designs feature lots of flush glass and softly rounded surfaces。


Japanese mechanicals and Australian manufacturing. On display at the show-where it was first revealed to the press two years ago-Capri shares its basic front-drive platform with Escort/Tracer and the 323。

most other mechanical pieces will be carried over from the present C-cars. GM has scheduled modest facelifts this spring for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, sport suspension and the usual cosmetic add-ons. The Escort series, with a single-overhead-cam, the little 2+2 will be offered with an optional hardtop and loads of standard equipment-and may even undercut the base price of its nearest rival, the Dodge Caravan。

as well as a score of concept vehicles that provide some strong clues to transportation trends in the mid-1990s. This year`s event hosts several 1991 products from the Big Three, mated to either a five-speed manual or three-speed automatic. Plus there`s an optional turbocharged, prior to a major overhaul now scheduled for the `93 model year. On display at the show are the revived Camaro Z28 and freshened Firebird TransAm-both have lifted most of their mechanical components from their predecessors. Other changes find a styling overhaul for the Pontiac Bonneville in the 1992 model year with a new front end and a more sloping rear end treatment; and the addition of a sporty SS or perhaps Monte Carlo addition to the Chevy Lumina midsize car line.

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