A family of spinless fermion models with a hard core potential is formulated and solved by the Bethe ansatz method in one dimension for an arbitrary core radius. The Hamiltonian has two levels of strong interaction: the repulsive hard core potential and the kinetic energy with hopping integrals, values of which depend on the configuration of the particles. The Fermi velocity and the critical exponents describing the asymptotic behavior of the correlation functions at long distances have been calculated numerically for an arbitrary density of electrons and hard core radius. We discuss the effect of the hard core potential. The hard core potential defines an anomalous behavior of the critical exponent Θ of the momentum distribution function. In the high-electron-density region the long-distance behavior is described by a strongly interacting Luttinger-liquid state with Θ>1 and the residual Fermi surface disappears.