Things weren't always this dodgy (pun intended) for the Stellantis-owned brand, as there was a time when multiple low-slung models made up its range. We'll cast the virtual light on the Intrepid this time for a good reason, as it was just brought back to life using multiple mouse clicks. It calls Fantasy Land home, as it is nothing more than a digital revival, yet more on that in a few moments, as first we have to remind ourselves about the real thing.
Introduced in 1992, the first generation Dodge Intrepid was a family sedan that had models such as the Ford Taurus and Chevrolet Lumina in its sight. It was built on the same platform as the Eagle Vision, Chrysler New Yorker, Concorde, and LHS, packing a pair of V6s and a four-speed automatic transmission. It measured over 201 inches (5,100+ mm) from bumper to bumper and had 113 inches (2,720 mm) between the axles.
The Intrepid had no direct successor, and the car crowd hasn't missed it at all. Nevertheless, it has been brought back to life several times over the last two decades, with one of the latest unofficial rendering sets being signed by Nihar Mazumdar on Behance. It kind of sends modern-day Toyota Crown vibes from certain angles. The model features soft lines all around, an intricate face, and an interesting back end.
Also, as you have noticed, it is now a five-door estate with a tall ground clearance, so it would be a cure for the crossover itch. But would you really kick that brand-new crossover/SUV out of bed for it if Dodge gave it another shot in a similar guise, or do you think it looks ridiculous and should stay buried? Your opinion is important to us, so let us know your thoughts below.