Eagle was a marque of the Chrysler Corporation following the purchase of
American Motors Corporation (AMC) in 1987 and marketed through the end of the
1998 model year. It was aimed at the enthusiast driver and promoted as more
"European" than the automaker's similar models.
The "Eagle" name was taken by Chrysler from the four-wheel drive AMC Eagle models that were introduced for the 1980 model year. This was the last of American Motors' wholly U.S.-designed vehicles and arguably the first modern mass-production crossover automobile. The Eagle name also appeared on a number of Jeep trim packages and special models that included the J-10 pickup trucks, the wide-track Cherokee SJ, as well as the CJ-5 and CJ-7 models starting in 1976.
A variety of imported and domestic-built vehicles were marketed mostly by former AMC dealers along with Jeep products until the brand was discontinued in 1998. Though short-lived, the Eagle Vision sedan sold in respectable numbers, while the sporty Eagle Talon sold more than 115,000 units.