In 1978, Chrysler produced this stylish Volkswagen Golf rival based on the Simca 1100. In the showroom it looked great, but on the road, the Horizon struggled against its agile German rival. Like the Alpine, the Horizon bagged the European Car of The Year award in an admittedly slow year. Available with a plethora of ex-Simca engines, they were all distinguished by tappet rattle and excellent fuel economy. The Horizon became a Talbot in the summer of 1979 and, thanks to Peugeot, inherited the excellent XUD diesel in 1982. Rusty, and rare, but practically worthless.
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