Plymouth Gran Fury
Plymouth Gran Fury
was an automobile
manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation
from 1975 to 1977, and again from 1980 to 1989.
, the car previously known as the Plymouth Satellite
was restyled and became known as the Plymouth Fury
. As a result, the previous full-sized Fury became known as the Gran Fury. The Gran Fury, however, only lasted from 1975 to 1977, when all of Plymouth's full-size
C-body models were dropped. The mid-sized Fury would follow a year later.
the Gran Fury returned, this time based on the R-body
introduced for 1979. Nearly identical to the concurrent Chrysler Newport
, it was intended to satisfy dealer requests for a lower-priced full-size model, but more importantly to fulfill fleet orders. The model was short-lived, and was discontinued midway through the 1981 model year along with the other R-body models. Like its sibling, the Dodge St. Regis, the R-body Gran Fury was mainly popular among fleet customers, especially police departments.
, Plymouth launched the last car to carry the Gran Fury name, this time using the Dodge Diplomat
. Although available to the general public, the 1980s Gran Fury was far more popular with police departments and other fleet customers, primarily since the car was reasonably priced and had a conventional drivetrain with proven components that could withstand a good deal of abuse. Declining sales, a lack of advertising and general old age (the platform dated back to the 1976 Plymouth Volare
and Dodge Aspen
) eventually contributed to the model's demise in 1989
The M-body Gran Fury was also sold in Canada
from 1977 to 1989 as the Plymouth Caravelle
, and later as the Caravelle Salon, after the front-wheel drive
Caravelle debuted there for 1983
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