1987 Yugo Sales Brochure1987 Yugo GV brochure front (1200×939) Under the hood is a 54hp 1. 1L inline-4-cylinder engine. By the late 1970s, Americans had grown comfortable with European-sourced cars. Not leaving Hyundai much time to take in the lime light, 1987 ushered in another new brand, from yet another nation. Wondering what all the people below are so excited about?
Those differences had mainly to do with quality, reliability, and performance.
To the right is the back panel of the two-sided brochure.
Or how about the exquisitely-named color combinations: flame red, Adriatic blue, vanilla beige, snow white, nugget gold, and crystal blue.
Have you given any consideration at all with translating your current site in to French?
Thanks for the inquiry Olli. I do not speak French so I cannot attest to its accuracy. I have always liked the original bug eyed EXP. There was a four door sedan clay done too. The road to success is strewn with failure — and nowhere is that more true than the automobile business. The Chevy Vega should have been an American success story. The engine used an aluminum block with a cast-iron head, and when it overheated (which it did on a fairly regular basis thanks to an undersized radiator) the cylinder block would distort, damaging or destroying the engine.
The cool gull-wing doors opened on a dreary interior built with craptastic AMC-sourced gauges and switchgear. French automaker Renault wants a piece of the action, so what do they send over?
The engines were mind-numbingly slow and unbelievably noisy, with an idle that sounded as if they were grinding their own internals to bits. But then the bugs started to show up, everything from brakes that shook the entire car to power steering that only worked in one direction, and the X-body cars quickly became the most frequently recalled cars in American history. The Excursion was so huge that Ford had to install a beam between the front frame rails to ensure it would run into other cars instead of over them. For long trips, it was often cheaper to fly to your destination than to drive the Excursion. Fragile plastics and unsupportive seats upholstered with something that looked like gift-box flocking were the best aspects of the interior, which itself gave only an inkling of the awful driving experience that awaited those brave (or gullible) enough to turn the key. Which made it as expensive to drive as a bigger car that got, say, 32 MPG. Need I even explain why this is such a tragically ridiculous idea?
Why would Aston-Martin do something so ridiculous?
The flaw in this plan was that it required people to actually buy the car.