Designed by Renault as a replacement for AMC's previously discontinued Concord, the Eagle Medallion entered the market as an alternative to other economically priced mid-size sedans in the late 1980's. It was based on the Renault 21, a car that sold extremely well in Europe thanks to its decent interior room and good fuel economy. The car was equipped with all the standard features buyers expected, and it was a decent performer. Styling cues, unfortunately, were inherently European and did not appeal to enough consumers in the US to keep it in production for longer than 3 years. Fun fact: the majority of vehicle assembly was done in Maubeuge, France; however final assembly of some remaining body pieces and trim was done at the port of entry in the US before being transported to the dealerships.