AMC had been in a decline for some time by the early Eighties, and the company needed a new big seller to bring in some fresh cash. But instead of doing that, they rebadged a French car. Thus the Renault
25 became the Eagle Premier, and later was rebadged again to become the Dodge
Monaco. The car was badly engineered, badly marketed and on top of everything else, French. It had some good qualities, but they weren't enough to keep it from becoming a spectacular failure.