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  • The AMC Gremlin is a two-door subcompact car that was produced in the United States, Canada, and Mexico by the American Motors Corporation and Vehículos Automotores Mexicanos. The Gremlin was an economy car by 1970s U.S. standards. The vehicle "became an immediate hit and proved popular during the upcoming fuel crisis." It also served as a foundation for alternative fuel and power system experiments, including pure electric. Designed by Bob Nixon from an idea by Richard A. Teague, the car was based on a shortened and adapted Hornet platform with a Kammback-type tail. Faster than other subcompacts of the time, it competed with the Chevrolet Vega and Ford Pinto, and also with imported cars including the Volkswagen Beetle and Toyota Corona. The manufacturer described it as "the first American-built import". Introduced on 1 April 1970, the Gremlin reach a total production of 671,475 in a single generation and one body style.

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