General Motors had high hopes upon the introduction of the Oldsmobile Cutlass. And such high hope did not become a disappointment, at least in the beginning, as the car brand slowly rise to popularity. Along with this popularity sprouted numerous models of the car, which made the brand confusing rather than popular. The model was even confused as a sub-marque for the different Cutlass cars like the Cutlass Supreme, Cutlass Calais and the Cutlass 442.
The very first Oldsmobile Cutlass introduced by General Motors in 1961 was a compact car based on the new GM A-body platform, a chassis also used for the Buick Special, Chevrolet Corvair and Pontiac Tempest. It came in three trim levels: the base F-85 (available in 2- and 4-door sedan body styles), mid-level S trim (available in fastback coupe) and the famous 442 trim level (offered as a muscle car). Most models were equipped with a 215 in3 V8 engine and a 2.5-speed automatic transmission.
For most parts of its history, General Motors aimed to market the Oldsmobile Cutlass for different range of car buyers. For this reason, the Oldsmobile Cutlass was offered in a variety of models aimed on a variety of target markets. This aim was evident in the later part of the 1980s as different Oldsmobile Cutlass models were based on different body platforms and chassis. Among the models that are targeted for a specific market were the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Cutlass Ciera, Cutlass Calais and Cutlass Supreme Classic.
General Motors introduced the last of the Oldsmobile Cutlass car in 1997. It was a mid-size sedan that replaced the aged Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. For the first time since the different Cutlass models first appeared, the new car was simply called the Oldsmobile Cutlass and was aimed specifically on the mid-size market, which by that time is already dominated by Honda, Toyota and the other Japanese brands. It was based on the GM N-body platform and is closely similar to the Chevrolet Malibu. It was offered in two trim levels and lasted only for three years.
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