Regular Car Reviews: 1988 Chrysler New Yorker
A model called Chrysler “New York Special” appeared in the 30s, and in 1939 it received the name Chrysler New Yorker. Up until 1969 it was a mid-size car. And since 1969, the New Yorker appears as a full-size model. At that time, it was available in two bodies: a 2-door coupe and a 4-twin sedan. Under the hood until 1974 was located engine RB V8 volume of 7.2 liters. As for the transmission, there was installed a 3-speed automatic transmission A-727. In connection with the tightening of fuel policy in the 70s, in 1974, Chrysler released the latest full-size car models, including the Chrysler New Yorker. In the future, cars move to the mid-size R-platform, which in essence was an elongated version of the mid-size B-platform. The basis for the development of the exterior of the model New Yorker in 1975 was taken as a car Chrysler Newport.
In 1979, the New Yorker sub-model called Chrysler Fifth Avenue. This model was also based on the R-platform. As standard, the car was equipped with a 5.2 liter V8 engine, and as an option, a 5.8 liter V8 power unit could be installed. This model has become easier and shorter than the models of the previous generation. In 1980, a version called Fifth Avenue "Limited Edition" was released, the only differences of which were: a stainless steel roof and a smaller rear window.
In 1982, the Chrysler New Yorker and the Fifth Avenue version began to use the M-platform, on which the Chrysler LeBaron was based. Of the differences between the New Yorker and the Fifth Avenue version, it is worth noting the trim. In the basic configuration of the New Yorker, the car had a fabric interior, and in the Fifth Avenue version, the buyer was already awaited by a leather interior.
In 1988, the Chrysler New Yorker begins to use the C-platform. But in the same year, Chrysler introduced the Turbo New Yorker version, which was based on the E-platform. Under the hood of this version was a 2.2 liter Turbo I I4 engine. This year also the Chrysler New Yorker Landau version (with a landau roof) was presented. The list of proposed engines up to 1989 included: the K I4 engine with a volume of 2.2 liters and 2.5 liters, as well as the Mitsubishi G54B I4 with a volume of 2.6 liters. Since 1989, it has changed, and it began to include two versions of power units: Mitsubishi 6G72 V6 with a volume of 3.0 liters (base) and EGA V6 with a volume of 3.3 liters (option).
In 1990, a version of the Chrysler New Yorker called “Saloon” appeared, which used the M-platform. In fact, it was the Dodge Dynasty, which received a new grille and headlights.
In 1994, the latest generation of the Chrysler New Yorker was released, which was already based on the Chrysler LH platform. For the first time this model was introduced in 1992 at the North American Auto Show in Detroit. Under the hood of the updated model, there was a 3.5-liter EGJ V6 engine. Also for the car offered two options for the transmission: 3-speed and 4-speed "automatic".
In 1996, the release of the car called the Chrysler New Yorker was discontinued. He gave way to the more popular model Chrysler LHS.