Unexpected by the public for the 1962 model year, Studebaker came out with new variations for both the Lark and the Hawk. The Studebaker Hawk was a major update to the Hawk
series of cars. Credit for the redesign was given to Brook Stevens. He was able to bring new life to both cars.
The 1962 Hawk's grill was designed using the Mercedes-Benz style with a heavier chrome frame and similar MB grill inside. The hood was much the same as in previous Hawks but the
roof line was definitely a new stamp in a similar shape to that used in a Ford Thunderbird hardtop. The new roof helped add more space to the interior. Also new was the
removal of the prominent tail fins from previous Hawks. The effect was still a very streamlined vehicle.