1972 Dominion Atlantic
The second generation of the intermediate Atlantic, introduced in 1970, was refreshed for 1972 to better suit buyer tastes, even with the knowledge that it would need another update in a year with the upcoming 5 MPH bumper regulations. Dominion made an attempt to give differentiate the second generation Atlantic from the humdrum models that were filling the segment by giving it a bit of a sporty flair and this was no different for the 1972 update. The big changes from the first generation was to pair the monocoque design with a new sem trailing arm rear suspension, ditching the old and uncomfortable solid axle that was still popular even in the Dominion lineup. The changes for 1972 were a four speed transmission as the entry level choice rather than the old three speed, and front bucket seats as a standard feature. Updated as well as the Clipper I6 used under the hood, with the 235ci being the “standard” engine of the lineup.
1972 Dominion Atlantic Stag
The Stag performance line was still alive and well, and the top of the line model was powered by the Chinook 400-6 V8, a 400ci engine with 6-pack carburetors producing 292 hp. Paired with a new 5 speed manual transmission, the Chinook Stag reached 62 mph in a blistering 7.0s. Also available was disc brakes all around, 15" polished alloy wheels, a t-top roof, front lip, colour matched sport decals, and an 8-track player.