Dodge will say goodbye to the Caliber crossover and the Nitro SUV by the end of this year. The last examples of the two were seen rolling off Chrysler's Belvidere, Illinois and Toledo North assembly plants this month.
The Caliber was a model introduced back in 2006 and was developed to replace the Neon, but it did not have a lot of success. The powertrain and the drivetrain were not enough for the customers and its interior as well. In May 2008 sales indicated 12.856 units / month and in November 2009 the sales if the five-door model dropped to 412 units / month.
The car that will replace the Caliber will be revealed at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show and it's called the 2013 Dodge Dart, a model that has as base the Giulietta built by Alfa Romeo.
The Nitro SUV was also revealed in 2006 and had the same platform with the Jeep Liberty. The inside was very poor and the dynamics were way behind the customer's needs.
March 2007 was the best month for the Nitro when it came to sales with 7.532 units delivered and on the other end was July 2009 which was the worst with 1.115 units delivered.
|Revised 2010 Dodge Nitro launched|
|2010 Dodge Caliber will debut at Frankfurt|
|Jeep revives Grand Wagoneer nameplate|
|Volkswagen New Beetle - the most recalled vehicle in 2007|
|The next Dodge Caliber turns sedan style|
|Driving a Dodge Caliber you break out from the crowd|
|Chrysler suspending the Illinois factory|
|Chrysler confirming it will cut the SUV units from the lineup|
|Soon Dodge will introduce a new compact sedan|
|The Fiat-based Dodge sedan is scheduled for 2011|
|Dodge Caliber Concept (Frankfurt)|
|O.CT Tuning Dodge Nitro|
|Dodge Nitro Detonator|
|Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition|
|Dodge Nitro SLT|
|Dodge Hemi Nitro Concept|
|Dodge Nitro R/T|
|Latest||Cars & News|
|2018 Buick Enclave review|
|2017 Ford F-250 XLT Super Duty review|
|2015 Audi A8 L Chauffeur review|
|2015 McLaren P1 by MSO review|
|2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe review|
|2020 Porsche Macan GTS comes to fill Macan S and Macan Turbo range|
|Suzuki Jimny is set to get competition from Jeep|
|Toyota Highlander will be available in petrol only or hybrid powertrain|
|Skoda Rapid facelift was unveiled in Russia|
|McLaren 620R is the limited edition street version of the 570S GT4|