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AMC Spirit Sales Figures

AMC Spirit Sales Data & Trends

American Motors Corporation (AMC) produced some of the most popular subcompact cars in the U.S. market. From the Gremlin to the Spirit, there are a fair few great subcompact rides among AMC’s lineup of cars. The AMC Spirit is the older sibling to the Gremlin. The Spirit succeeded the Gremlin after it hit the market in 1979. Its short 4-year run on the market certainly saw the subcompact car become quite popular.

AMC went about introducing its AMC Spirit in 1978 and production continued until 1983. There were two hatchback variations on the market during these years, a sedan and a lift back.

The Spirit was a lot more comfortable and convenient than the Gremlin, which was thanks to its equipment updates. For instance, the Spirit is kitted out with custom bucket seats wrapped in corduroy fabric, and there was also the option to add the sports vinyl upholstery. Other features include a floor gearshift knob and a fluorescent-display digital clock for the utmost comfort and convenience. Visually, the Spirit was more attractive too. Features such as a new trim inside and out, new color-keyed wheel covers, and wood accents on the dashboard and steering wheel meant that the Spirit was much more appealing to the eye than the Gremlin, which had very little sophistication about it.

AMC Spirit US Sales Data & Charts.

Year Sales
1980 49723
1981 33504
1982 16182
1983 4441
1984 0

Sources: Manufacturers, ANDC. 1980-1983 data sourced from Wards Auto Year Books by Gerard Wilson.