Release Date : November 17, 2008
The Lark, although a new name, was not really a new car. The central section of the existing Studebaker line - itself a survivor from 1953 - was retained, and front and rear were lopped off. Wheelbase was reduced by 8 inches. The result was a compact car with the interior space found in larger competitors. At the front was a Hawk-inspired grille. Available in four body styles with six or V8 engines in two stages of trim, the Lark was a triumph of recycling and sales increased by more than 250 percent in the first year. The following year a four-door wagon and a convertible joined the range.