Car manufacturers succeed well with a little rabble rousing,but the Eagle Summit owed what little success it had, to meet public demand without a noisy, complicated introduction.
Hatchbacks, so popular in the 1970s and 80s, ceased to be fashionable in the 1990s. In 1993, roomy, practical sedans ruled. The Summit and its captive imported twins from Plymouth and Dodge (both called ‘Colt’) had an immediate success. They were economical, pleasant to drive, practical and assuredly reliable. What more would you possibly want in an entry level vehicle?