• Jan 19, 2006
The Imperial poll has ended and, as we sort of guessed, the voters have decided the DCX concept is an unfortunate design rather than a fabulous one. The poll ended with a total of 3,035 votes cast, 65 percent of which were against the poor man's Phantom while 35 percent were for it.

Despite the fact that Chrysler's Imperial Concept did garner favor with a statistically significant number of people, it's still not enough for Chrysler to gear up the factories and start pumping out Imperials again. It's for the best anyways, as the company will need all the capacity it can get when the Challenger goes into production sometime in the not so terribly distant future.


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      • 9 Years Ago
      The car appears to be a hit with middle-aged to older African-Americans if the long lines waiting to get their pictures taken with the concept is any indication.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I dunno, acceptance by 36% of the market is nothing to sneaze at. This car could sell well if they do a slight redesign on the front end - it's a little snowplow-ish. But, hey, at least it's not as ugly as the front end of the car it's trying to ape!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The Imperial looks much, much better in person than in any pic online that I have seen. Same goes for the MT pics too.

      That being said, with some change in the detailing and a switch from metallic shit brown to a black color, the concept would have been a winner.

      The crowds at the auto show were again all over the Chrysler concept exhibits.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm not against the concept of a "baby Phantom", I just think the execution of the design is poor. The detail that most turns me off is the headlights. They look like they are pasted into ill-concieved, clumsily rendered gouges on either side of the over-tall grill. The rest of the surfacing on the car is very clean and smooth. The headlight area just doesn't fit with the rest of the car.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't mind if they don't bring it. If you ask me, they'd better use those capacities for the Challenger.