For an automobile company that excels in the automotive industry from the beginning, it is easy to imagine their future for the next decades. Founded by Ransom E. Olds, the Olds Motor Vehicle Company in Lansing, Michigan that manufacture Oldsmobile vehicles created several models that became very notable in the face of Michigan as well as the streets of America. One of these models is the Oldsmobile Achieva.
The Achieva was first seen as a concept car at the 1991 Chicago Auto show that was said to replace the Calias because they both share the same front wheel drive and same wheelbase of platform. The following year, the Achieva was part of the production line of the Oldsmobile. It was offered in four different trims: S and SL that were both available in two and four-door model, and the sporty SC and SCX coupe. The S as the standard model has a 120-horsepower 2.3-liter OHC 4-cylinder. The SL on the other hand houses the 160-horsepower engine that is made optional to the S model. 160-horsepower 3.3 L V6 engine was optional for the SL. The SC coupe has the 180 horsepower with 5-speed manual transmission or a 3 speed automatic.
After a year, the Achieva reduces its power due to the stricter emission controls. All trims were 5 horsepower lower at automatic transmission. The next year gave the entry of the driver-side airbag as one of the standard features. The 3.3 L version was reduced to a 3.1 L V6. All 1994 models are automatic transmissions.
In 1995 all Achieva trims are reduced to one: S coupe and sedan, which is divided into two groups according to equipment: Series I and Series II. Driver-side airbag, antilock brakes, and an air conditioner are standard to every version. Quad 4 with 150 horsepower and 3.1-liter V6 with 155 horsepower are only available engines for the 1995 model, the other two from the previews years are dropped.
The 1996 models add more features including an all-new interior, standard air conditioning, daytime running light, and a new dash panel featuring revised gauges with passenger-side airbag. The new base engine is the 2.4 L 4-cylinder (Twin Cam) that replaces the 2.3-liter Quad 4. The final year of the Achieva came as soon as its entry. In 1997, its last production was made. The Oldmobile Achieva was soon replaced by the Oldmobile Alero.