AMC (American Motors Corporation) was formed in 1954 from a merger between the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and the Hudson Motor Car Company. Under pressure from Ford, GMC, and Chrysler, A.K.A. the "Big Three," the merger was an effort to keep America's independent car manufacturers afloat by grouping them into a single entity to challenge the giants of Detroit. In its early days, American Motors would become known for being agile and quick to sell the kinds of cars that the Big Three weren't yet making. To this end, AMC purchased the Jeep brand from Kaiser-Jeep, and soon made it profitable.
The well-designed underdog
The Big Three didn't have a direct competitor to the Jeep, and AMC capitalized on the demand for the rugged off-roader. Chief designer Dick Teague became known for finding clever solutions to problems and innovating on a tight budget. The company produced compact, medium and full-sized cars as well as a line of powerful muscle cars, while the AMC Eagle had full-time four-wheel drive and a crossover body. By the end of the 1970s, however, fortunes had declined, and AMC—including Jeep—was sold to Renault in return for the cash to keep the company afloat. Chrysler then purchased Jeep, taking AMC as part of the deal before dissolving the American Motors brand.
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