1980 New Rivera!
After way too many years (only 5), in 1980 it came the new generation of the oldest ADM model, the Rivera. Still aimed to the folks wanting something more refine that your typical ADM, the Rivera was now set to compete agains the Meliora Paludet in its own country, although the actual diferences in commodities (and price) were significant.
The Rivera has been a recurrent car in ADM lineup since 1948, and now in its sixth generation, there are no signs of ADM stop producing this model
This new generation, came with the same Barracuda V8, with 5.8L of displacement and 144hp and 278 ft-lb of torque, significantly lower on power due to the new CAFE regulations. In an efford from ADM to meet the regulations, all of its line up has been suffered significant power reduction. The engine mounted on a traditional monocoque chasis with a live axle with coils in the back and McPhersons struts in the front.
To the public, two models were offered, the Rivera Estándar, the base version with disc brakes all around, a 4 speed automatic, vinyl seats, wood accents and carpet all around, with a simple AM radio. The second trim was simple called “Lujo” and it upgraded to a more comfortable leather seats interior, some electronic adjustments and a 4 speaker 8 track player, with a brand new hydroneumatic suspension system, making the Rivera Lujo quite the ride to enjoy.
Also, a third version was available, but only to the police. It had a stripped interior, upgraded brakes and suspension, as well as a 6.2L Barracuda V8 with 177hp.
A special version of the Rivera was used for the Policia Federal de Caminos
Price (in 1980) and stats