Eagle introduced the Summit sedan and hatchback riding on a platform shared with the Mitsubishi Mirage and Dodge Colt, but the wagon was based on the Mitsubishi RVR/Space Runner -- a comely hatchback/wagon that was fit for families and loony buyers. However, it did offer a CUV driving experience before the term was coined, with upright seating, good visibility, minivan style cargo storage, and available all-wheel-drive.
Back in the day, dealer service departments were rife with stories of irate customers who claimed that somebody swapped a "Mitsu-bishi engine into thar' 'Murican family car" but it was true they did come from the factory with a Mitsubishi logo stamped on the valve cover of the 1.8 liter 4G93 SOHC 16-valve 4-banger that should be good for 101 horsepower from the factory. It doesn't sound like much (particularly mated to a slushbox) but the Summit only tips the scales around 1500
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