The first Plymouth Sundance was the 1987 model, and the same year, Dodge introduced the Dodge Shadow.
The 1987 Sundance was available in only two body types: the liftback four-door sedan or the liftback coupe. The new line was well-advertised, and was featured in an attractive color catalog that showed the cars, along with young people enjoying themselves in the great outdoors.
According to the 1987 catalog, "Sundance is an all-new, brand-new kind of compact car that rightly can be called the Unbelievable American. Unbelievable because everything you thought came only in an import is now born in America in the form of Sundance."
Forty-seven standard features were offered, among them: halogen headlights; tinted glass in liftgate; electronic fuel injection; side window de-misters; digital electronic clock with AM radio; sport wheel covers; color-keyed carpeting (and charcoal-color carpeting in cargo compartment); power-assisted brakes (front discs and rear drums); heater/defroster; sport steering wheel; and warning chime reminders. (I like that sound, as it reminds me of Christmas shopping in a large department store and hearing that familiar little bell.)
AM/FM radio with stereo and cassette was an extra-cost option, as was air conditioning, automatic transaxle, power windows, sunroof, etc.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Plymouth sub-brands changed at intervals, and were pared down later to the Acclaim or the Breeze, and the Neon compact and Voyager minivan. Unfortunately, the Plymouth name was dropped from Chrysler Corporation's rolls in 2002, but hopefully it could be reintroduced at a future time.