Chrysler Avenger 1976-1979
In September 1976, the Avenger was rebadged as a Chrysler.
It also gained a comprehensive facelift which included a new frontal treatment and a new dashboard. Both treatments looked similar to those of the Chrysler Alpine. The greatest change was at the rear where, on the saloons, the distinctive "hockey-stick" rear lamp clusters were dropped in favour of a straight "light-bar" arrangement.
The top of the former "hockey-sticks" had metal plates in their place (the rear wings were still the same), whilst the fuel cap was moved from the rear to the right hand side of the car.
Three trim levels were available, LS, GL (known as 'Super' in certain markets) and GLS—the GLS being only available in a high-compression 1.6 L form.
Production was transferred from Ryton to the Linwood plant in Scotland in 1977, where it was produced until the end of its production life.