The Plymouth Satellite had been the top- of-the-line trim for the mid-size Plymouth Belvedere since 1965. Similar to the Dodge Coronet, the Satellite used the Chrysler B-body platform. For 1968 the Satellite received a complete redesign, but still used the same chassis introduced in 1965, which itself was a successor to the 1962 Belvedere.
1968 Plymouth Satellite
In addition to the Satellite restyling, the trim packages were shuffled. A new high end trim, the Sport Satellite model was introduced. The Belvedere name become the low-trim base intermediate model. Which left the Satellite to play the middle of the field between the two. The Plymouth GTX, the “Gentleman’s Sports Car”, and the Plymouth Roadrunner would also use the Satellite platform starting in 1968. The Satellite line was also expanded beyond the traditional 2-door hardtop and convertible models. A Satellite 4-door sedan and station wagon were offered for the first time. The 1968 body would continued through 1970 with a minor changes.