Chrysler axing Dodge Caliber due to lack of success, Fiat-based replacement possible

Dodge Caliber

The Dodge Caliber was one of many unfortunate models concocted when Chrysler cared very little about the quality of their cars. And after being launched in 2006 as a 2007 model, four years later, word is that the Caliber was sentenced to death on November 23rd, 2011.

This word comes from an apparent document sent to dealers to notify them that the Caliber was going to be on its way out.

Criticized for its shoddy build quality, nonexistent performance and handling characteristics, the Caliber was a tough sell until Chrysler revised the model post-bailout. Still though, the damage was already done and the Caliber never met its expectations.

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As for a replacement, a new Dodge compact is expected to make a debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and will be powered by a turbocharged Fiat 1.4L as well as Chrysler’s own 2.0L and 2.4L four bangers. That said, the car will also most likely be based on a Fiat.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AllPar

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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