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Acadian was a make of vehicles handled by General Motors of Canada from 1962 to 1971. The Acadian was presented with the goal that Canadian Pontiac-Buick merchants might have a smaller model to offer, since the Pontiac Tempest was occupied in Canada. Arranges initially called for the Acadian to be dependent upon the Chevrolet Corvair, which was processed at GM’s Oshawa plant; notwithstanding, the idea was moved to the Chevy II stage to be presented for 1962. The brand was additionally offered in Chile, with models inherent Arica.At first, Acadians were retrimmed Chevy Iis, offered as a base model, mid-estimated Invader and top-line Beaumont. The auto utilized Pontiac styling signals, for example, a part grille yet was promoted as a differentiate make, never as a Pontiac. In spite of being a Canadian just make, the Acadian was never produced in Canada, with all generation occurring in the United States.
Similarly as with the simultaneous Chevy II, Acadians were offered with 4-chamber, 6-barrel and V8 motors. There was a decision of transmission, contingent on the model and motor introduced, 3 and 4 rate manual gearboxes or the 2-velocity Powerglide immediate.
For 1964 and 1965, the Beaumont name was moved to a retrimmed adaptation of the halfway Chevrolet Chevelle, at which time the name Canso was connected to the top-line conservative model, likeness the Nova.
1966-69 Beaumonts kept on uing the Chevrolet Chevelle form with minor styling updates, including distinctive taillights and a Pontiac-style part grille, yet dropped the Acadian name as Beaumont got to be its particular make. The inside utilized the instrument board from the American Pontiac Tempest/lemans/gto arrangement. Drivetrains were the same as the contemporary Chevelle, as were model offerings. The one exemption to Chevelle/beaumont accessibility was a base-model Beaumont convertible. Such a model was never accessible in the Chevelle line. All Acadians and Beaumonts utilized Chevrolet motors and drivelines. The Beaumont was dropped after 1969, after which Canadian merchants sold the Pontiac Lemans.