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Upon first seeing the Dodge Avenger Concept ahead of the Paris Motor Show this year, the first thing we wondered was how this design would translate into a production model. The concept was equal parts flash and production ready pieces, so we couldn't say for certain what the car would look like without the show trim and large wheels. Now we know. A pair of shots showing a preproduction version of the Dodge Avenger was posted by Auto Motor und Sport today, and for the most part the underlying design of the concept car is present. Of course, without the deep front chin spoiler, faux rear air diffuser, deck spoiler and bold five-spoke wheels the production car looks rather tame. The big fender bulges, however, escaped from the cutting room floor in tact. We've said in the past based on our viewing of the Avenger Concept that we liked the styling more than the Chrsyler Sebring, and that's still our stand, however those fender flares are going to make most wheel/tire combos look puny and the upkink in the window line near the C-pillar looks like it will create a sense of claustraphobia for rear seat passengers. We're interested your thoughts on this preproduction version of the Avenger, so drop in the comments.
Check out a rear shot after the jump.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

UPDATE: Sorry for taking the full pics down, but it turns out they were shot by a Brenda Priddy and Co. photog and in the interest of fair play in the world of copyrights, we'll defer to you to WorldCarFans to see four full-size photos of the prepro Avenger, the rights to which the site purchased to display.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      This design has absolutely no legs: they typical Dodge fanboy will rush out and get it, then after they've sold about 43, the market will be saturated and it will quietly disappear. You'd think DaimlerChrysler would have learned from the two Neon generations and the last Cirrus/Stratus/Breeze debacle...

      Forget GM deathwatches, start a Chrysler one -- NOW!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Charger design cue in the rear passenger shot is quite ugly. It may work on a retro Charger but not on this car. My advice to Chrysler is that you should look to make your cars more unique from other Chryslers, and not the same. Keep in mind a good auto portfolio will increase corporate saleability when Daimler dumps your bankrupt ass on the curb.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When i first saw the picture of it, i thought it was the new version of the challenger with the wings on the dies, and the similar tail/front light. So if someone could help me understand qhy they had to come up with two same type of car ? Why didn't they give a try on something a little bit more inovative?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hopefully there'll be a mid-life refresh for next year.
      • 8 Years Ago
      So ugly it makes me mad.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's funny that out of the 26 previous comments only ONE person likes it. And that person (#6 Mike)is a loyal DCX customer.

      This car looks horrible, it's an embarrassment to carmakers everywhere. The Caliber, Compass, Sebring, and now this.


      DCX = the old GM, they just don't get it. The 300C was such a one hit wonder.

      • 8 Years Ago
      It does look like a mini Dodge Charger. I like the Charger, but couldn't they find a new look for this vehicle?
      • 8 Years Ago

      Yet another charger like concept?

      DC = the new GM.
      • 8 Years Ago
      FWD Charger.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It looks better than the Sebring.
      • 8 Years Ago
      For a second I thought Chrysler was still using that turn signal DRL nonsense.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Two words: No thanks...
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