AMC, or American Motors Corporation, was an American automaker that was active from 1954 to 1987. It was created through the merger of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company. AMC was known for producing a wide range of vehicles, including compact cars, family vehicles, and muscle cars. Some of the notable models produced by AMC include the AMC Javelin, AMC Hornet, and AMC Pacer. The company was also well known for its innovative design and engineering, such as the use of lightweight materials, advanced engine technology and aerodynamic design. In the 1970s, AMC introduced its line of SUVs, including the Jeep Cherokee, which was one of the first SUVs available to consumers. Despite facing financial difficulties in the late 1970s and early 1980s, AMC managed to remain competitive in the market until its eventual acquisition by Chrysler in 1987. Today, AMC is remembered for its unique vehicles and its role in American automotive history.