and very few new features or additions were present on
the '79 Monza.
New features for the '79 Monza did include a new EGR
(Exhaust Gas Recirculation) and cold-trapped spark
control system for the 305 V8 to contribute to "improved
drivability". A new replacement air filter is given to the
Iron Duke and is good for up to 30,000 miles. New standard high-back front bucket seat design is available for all models and an improved steering wheel anti-theft lock is also introduced.
Also new for 1979 are 2 radio selections, a Delco AM/FM radio with stereo cassette and a similar Delco AM/FM radio but with a digital clock display. Other than these few items, the only other changes include new standard features that were previously extra-cost options. These include things like front and rear bumper guards, body
from '78's offerings. One 4-cylinder, 2 V6's and the 305
V8 with 4 and 5-speed manual transmissions and 3-speed automatics.
A few items dropped for 1979 include the aluminum 10- hole and the gold-styled aluminum wheels and the EstateWagon package. Although the Estate Wagon package was gone, it was replaced with a Sport Striping option, a
simple vinyl decal option that added accent colour to
the body of the Monza Wagon.
Chevrolet did still offer the vinyl Cabriolet roof top
option in 7 colours, 14 exterior colour options, 6 interior