1977 Automotive History

Import sales in the United States hit 2 million for the first time.

General Motors begins downsizing cars.

Peugeot and CitroŽn merge to become Peugeot-CitroŽn, producing 1,343,389 automobiles this year.

NSU finally gives up on its rotary-engine design, and disappears as a marque.

Mitsubishi develops the MCA-JET engine series featuring an antipollution device system that is effective without the use of a catalytic converter.