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DODGE Neon Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 4
First production year: 1994
Engines: Gasoline
 

2003 - 2005

The Neon was introduced in 1995 to fight against the massive import market in the compact sedan segment. Still, its poor sales made Chrysler ax it from the assembly line in 2005. After five years into production, the sales for the Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth Neon didn't go well. Even if it was offered with sporty packages, the vehicle's sales were low. In 2000, Dodge claimed that it cha...

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gasoline engines:

  DODGE Neon 2.0L 5MT (152 HP)

  DODGE Neon 2.0L SMPI 5AT (133 HP)

  DODGE Neon 2.0L SMPI 5MT (133 HP)

2003 - 2005

The sport-compact car in the U.S. was mainly dominated by the import cars from Japan and Germany. But Dodge gave them a proper answer with the Neon SRT4. In the years 2000, there was a trend for fast and cheap vehicles. The mph/dollar factor was important and the Dodge Neon SRT4 was a good answer. They were cheap to buy and easy to modify. The three-box sedan shape of the car could have be...

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gasoline engines:

  DODGE Neon SRT-4 2.4 Turbo 5MT (215 HP)

  DODGE Neon SRT-4 2.4 Turbo 5MT (230 HP)

1999 - 2002

After a slow start on the market, Chrysler launched a second generation of the Neon in 1999 as a 2000 model year, after just four years since the first Neon rolled out the assembly line. The idea of an economical, sporty, youthful sedan offered by Chrysler on the American market was not bad, but the result was far under the company's expectations. Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen ...

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gasoline engines:

  DODGE Neon 1.6L 5MT (116 HP)

  DODGE Neon 2.0L 4AT (133 HP)

  DODGE Neon 2.0L 4AT (152 HP)

  DODGE Neon 2.0L 5MT (133 HP)

  DODGE Neon 2.0L 5MT (152 HP)

1994 - 1998

Chrysler proved that it could build good econobox cars when it introduced the Neon in 1994, which surprised the market with its low entry-level price and powerful engine. Usually, when a carmaker built a low-budget car, its base engine was powerful enough to move the vehicle from A to B and nothing more. But when Chrysler did it with the Neon, it did more than that and was able to hit the 60 ...

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