The Buick Skyhawk was in the first generation a produced by the American car company Buick compact sport coupe ( parallel model for Chevrolet Monza and its variants ), the second generation of a kindred with the Opel Ascona C model family of the lower middle class and the sister model of the first Chevrolet Cavalier and its derivatives.
Buick Skyhawk (1974-1979)
Technically and visually, very closely related to the Chevrolet Monza, this three-door sports coupe came in September 1974, the market was in contrast to the Chevrolet though life only available as a hatchback version. Differences to Monza related primarily to the slightly modified front end.
1974: Introduction of the Skyhawk exclusively with the 3.8-liter V6 ( 105 hp). All models feature rear-wheel drive and are equipped with four-speed transmission (standard), five-speed gearbox or three- speed automatic transmission already have.
1975: In the spring, nachgeschoben as a cheaper entry-level version of the Skyhawk S.
1976: When there is a new extra wide, running across the roof bracket in aluminum look behind the B-pillar, combined with a large roof use of transparent, tinted glass ( " Astroroof ").
1977: New, easier -designed radiator grille.
1978: No changes.
1979: A bit of face lift with modified bonnet and single instead of double headlights. In order to boost the tepid sales, presented two special models of the Buick Skyhawk, namely the Road Hawk as the new flagship model with sports suspension, spoilers and hawk emblems everywhere; Furthermore, the Skyhawk Designer's Accent Edition (only in red or yellow ) with black trim elements and some better features than the basic model. The performance of the V6 has been increased to 115 hp.
1980: No more changes because the production of which ceased at the beginning of the year.
From the first generation of Buick Skyhawk produced a total of about 115,000.
Buick Skyhawk Sedan (1982-1986)
In February 1982, Buick Skyhawk presented the second generation front-wheel drive, which remained in the program until the fall of 1988. These were a parallel model of the Chevrolet Cavalier with a slightly modified body and interior.
1982: Introduction of the new Skyhawk than two - and four-door notchback model with 1.8 - liter petrol engine (89 kW PS/66 ) and four- or five-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic in the Custom trim levels and Limited. In the course of the model year, a direct-injection version of the 1.8 - liter (81 kW PS/60 ) and, as in the Cavalier, a two-liter four-cylinder with 90 hp and carburetors were added.
1983: New in the program is the Skyhawk wagon, with carburetors eliminates the 1.8-liter, direct-injection version which now develops 84 hp. Also new is the sports version of T -Type with similar equipment and a lot of matte black on the body.
1984: Slightly modified front end with larger air intakes, T -Type with 1.8 liter turbo engine (152 kW PS/111 ) available.
1985: New color palette.
1986: Introduction of a fastback coupe with rear hatch in the new facilities, " Sport" and as a T -Type. All coupes (except Custom) get a new front with pop-up headlights and tail lights tinted black glasses.
1987: The performance of the two- liter is increased to 96 hp (71 kW), the Turbo variant does now with 167 hp (123 kW) 10 percent more than before. T -Type is omitted.
1988: New Trim S / E for the notchback coupe with sports suspension, leather steering wheel, tachometer, etc. Slightly upgraded equipment and production end.
From Buick Skyhawk second generation emerged in total 520,000.
- Contemporary advertising literature
- James M. Flammang / Ron Kowalke: Standard Catalog of American Cars 1976-1999. Krause Publishing, Iola 1999.
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