The Hudson Wasp was a series of full size cars introduced for the 1952 model year. The Wasp was offered as an intemediate model available in sedan, coupe, convertible, and hardtop body styles. Hudson produced the Wasp in two generations, 1st Gen (1952-1954) and 2nd Gen (1955-1956). The first generation was built on a Hudson platform, while the second generation was introduced after the Nash-Hudson merger, and was created using a Nash platform. Production of the Hudson Wasp ended in 1956.