Will the Dodge Neon return Stateside?
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The car is receiving minor changes from its Fiat origins. The grille would be modified with the corporate Dodge crosshairs. The car would be introduced as a 2017 model with a 1.6 liter engine that produces 110 horsepower. There are of course going to be options such as an automatic or manual transmission, as well as improved creature comforts inside. Based on the presentation files obtained by Motorpasion.com, there would be various wheel options, touchscreen packages, and more. Besides that, not much is known about the car or when it might be available in Mexico. It will likely replace the Dodge Vision, and position itself between the Dodge Attitude and Dart for awhile. The Attitude and Vision are rebadged Hyundais labeled as Dodges for the Mexican market.
All of this leads us to the next big question. . . will the Dodge Neon be brought back to the US market, and if so, will it go back to its roots and be an affordable, fun, sporty, reliable, and high-MPG car that the public will buy? No doubt there is probably a lot of talk at FCA about bringing the Neon back to the US. However, it is unknown how much more work would be needed to make this car pass current US regulations, or where this car would be built. The Neon name is reminiscent of a large cult following of loyal fans who could make this brand resurrection a positive win for Dodge and FCA as a whole. I say bring it back.
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