• May 19th 2010 at 5:01PM
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Dodge has decided to pull the plug on the Caliber in the UK, a decision that has been downplayed quite a bit. As Dodge tries to quietly withdraw the compact car, we can't help but recall that the company was thrilled to introduce a new diesel engine for the Caliber in Europe less than a year ago. The engine brought high efficiency to the Caliber with a rating of 40.6 miles per gallon (U.S.) on the EU combined cycle, just what Brits who pay a lot more for fuel than we do should appreciate. Alas, they didn't. The company is also pulling the Nitro SUV from the land of the Union Jack.

So what's left in the UK bearing the Dodge logo? Well, with a compact car and a small SUV leaving, the Dodge Journey CUV now stands alone. Though Dodge did not say why it chose to pull the Caliber and the Nitro, modest sales would be the most likely culprit. With one remaining model, Dodge will have a hard time finding any success in the UK unless there are larger plans afoot with new partner Fiat.

[Source: Autocar]

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