Production Dodge Avenger shows up online

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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