1982, although still in the early in the AMC Eagle era may have been the year when the decline of the AMC Eagle began. Sales-wise a few hundred more Eagles were sold this year than in 1981. This was the last year the Kammback was offered as its sales were dismal, only a few hundred units. French auto maker Renault, who by now was gaining control of AMC, began utilizing more and more AMC resources for the distribution and manufacture of Renault based vehicles in the U.S. There involvement will start having a greater impact beginning in the 1983 model year. The only significant change this year was that the Select Shift 4WD system came standard, having been an option in 1981 -- and not on all models.