Eagle Talon was jointly produced by Chrysler
), and first released in 1990. It had similar appearance and technical specs to Mitsubishi Eclipse
and Plymouth Laser
The car came in several trims: two front wheel drive
models and one all wheel drive
. All -wheel drive model was powered by a Turbocharged
engine clocking at 190HP
(TSi AWD). Front-wheel drive models came either with a same engine set up as TSi AWD
(called TSi) or without a turbocharger
with engine having 135 horses. Base version could be ordered with either automatic
or manual transmission
. TSi models came with manual
only. (In 1991 automatic transmission and anti-lock brakes become available in all Talon models. In 1993 a DL model was added to the Talon lineup. With a 1.8litre engine it could only produce 92HP.
In 1994 Eagle's Talon model was completely redesigned. Performance was increased, and better styling introduced. The new Talons were 1.6 inches longer in wheelbase
and 1.6" wider, though a tad shorter. Dual airbag
s and four wheel disc brake
s became standard options. Anti-lock brakes - optional. As in original lineup three models were introduced: ESi, TSi, and TSi AWD. New 2.0L 4 Cylinder Chrylser engine provided 140 HP in base ESi, and 210 in turbocharged TSis.
No further changes were introduced to the Talon model. In 1998 the Eagle division was disbanded and the Talons discontinued.