Associated J-Car Models

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Holden Camira. The Holden Camira was introduced in Australia in 1982 as a 4-door Saloon and 5-door Estate (Estate was badged as a Cavalier Mk2/Ascona C and also sold in Europe). Engine was a 1.6 with 87 bhp. Specifications were SL, SLIX and SLIE. Revised in 1987. Chevrolet Monza. This was the Brazilian version of the car and was introduced in 1982. As well as the 4-door Saloon there was also a 2-door Saloon and a 3-door hatchback which would have sold well in the UK if it had been sold here. Engines were a 1.6 73bhp, 1.8 83bhp, 1.8 95bhp, 2.0 110bhp. Specifications were Standard, SL/E, Classic, S/R. Isuzu Aska The Izuzu Aska was sold in Japan and styled to look more like the Opel Rekord E. It was introduced in 1983. Engines were a 1.9 105bhp, 2.0 150bhp and also a diesel. There was also a special Irmscher edition of the Aska and also a prototype with a Ceramic engine. Daewoo Espero. Though looking nothing like any of the other J-Cars the Daewoo Espero is actually based on the J-Car platform the car was styled by Bertone of Italy (Daewoo are a GM subsidiary). The car was introduced in the UK in 1995 just as the Cavalier Mk3 was being phased out. The car came with either a 1.8 90bp or 2.0 105bhp engine and specification was CD and CDX. Buick Skyhawk. introduced in the USA in 1982 the Skyhawk was the Buick version the J-Car. 1.8 85bhp, 2.0 87bhp and 2.0 Turbo 168bhp engines were offered. Specification was Custom, Limited, T-Type and Sports. Cadillac Cimarron. Sitting a bit higher up the GM brand scale in the USA the Cimarron was introduced in 1981. It was the entry level Cadillac and came with either a 2.0 87bhp or 2.8 V6 128bhp engine. Chevorlet Cavalier. Not to be confused with the Chevrolet Monza the Chevrolet Cavalier was a USA only variant introduced in 1981. 2.0 87bhp, 2.0 91bhp, 2.8 V6 128bhp, 2.2 and a 3.1 litre engine were available. Specification was Basic, CS, CL, RS and Z24. Oldsmobile Firenza. Yet another USA variant introduced in 1982 which came with 1.8 85bhp, 2.0 87bhp, 2.8 V6 128bhp engines and specification was Base, LX, S, SX, GT and LC. Pontiac 200 (Later Sunbird). Completing the USA line up of J-Cars for GM was the 2000 introduced in 1981. Engines were 1.8 85bhp, 2.0 87bhp and 2.0 Turbo 168bhp. Specification was Base, LE and SE.