Dodge Omni information:
Introduction, what's New for 2014.
The Dodge Omni designed with front wheel drive cars introduced by the Dodge and Plymouth divisions of the Chrysler Corporation. This car was basically based on the European company design; Omni was first out of many front wheel drive cars introduced at that time. This car was also known for it first ever mass production cars in North American with transverse mounted engine including first front-drive subcompact along with four-door hatchbacks. Many stories have been attached with this car as it was first car used semi-independent rear suspension with trailing arms and coil springs. The construction of this car is uniform with in depended coil spring front suspension. The steering was available in both manual and power version which was something new and innovative invention in cars. The Dodge Omni was one of the favorite cars for many car enthusiasts because of many modifications done to it. Omni came with great power and fuel economy and attracted many car buyer. Further with few more modifications that can be done to make the vehicle either more inexpensive or more influential. Omni one of the most loved car and company enjoyed much of profit with this car. It has incredible power and performance in quite reasonable prize range.
Models and Features:
When Omni was introduced it started out with European engines out of which some designed by Chrysler Europe and other engines were designed and sold by Volkswagen. The key feature with Omni that it was equipped with the standard corporate 2.2. Several variants on the same platform introduced later such as 3-door hatchback known as the Dodge 024 Plymouth TC3, other than that a small car-like truck under also introduced named the Dodge Rampage, Plymouth Scamp. Both the car famous as sports car with the 94 hp (70 kW) four-cylinder engine was not powerful but looks wise it was unbeatable. Features was excellent in this car as it was equipped with latest and most updated technology available that time.
Options and Packages:
Omni by Chrysler was one of the first economical cars introduced in the market targeting every segment. This car offered four-door hatchback models that had improved sense of realism, spaciousness, and smooth ride. Omni was one of the successful car introduced, sold 189,000 total in its first year introduction. Omni was gaining popularity because of it superb interior and reasonable cargo space. Omni was powerful car and ride was smoother than most competitors, with this car the company enjoyed maximum profit that time. It was one of the most loved cars because of the features that to available in reasonable price range.
Under The Hood:
The car provides most comfortable drive experience with 99.1 in 2,517 mm wheelbase and length of 163.2 in 4,145 mm, width 66.8 in means 1697 mm and comfortable roof with 53.0 in that is 1346 mm. Omni was under subcompact class range with 5 door hatchback body styles with transverse front engine and front wheel with L body platform. Interior and exterior were made out of good material although the price range was low still buyer were not disappointed with the styling and material used. Omni actually set standard among many competitors in the subcompact car range. The seating space is one of the highlights as being compact car it can manage to get 5 people easily.
The engine introduced in Omni was powered by a 4-cylinder (VW) 1.7-liter overhead-cam engine, engine was so powerful that it can produced 75 horsepower at first. But further it was got more powerful with fuel injection that means the base withy 2.2 engine could generate about 93 horsepower with peak torque of 122 lb-ft at only 3,200 rpm, market got surprised with this modification. The other version had Volkswagen engines, at 1.7 liters provides extremely easy ride. It high end engine with 105 cubic inch engine to stay lively and helped gas mileage which helped this car to get maximum buyer.
Safety Ratings and Technology:
The company made significant changes to make the car more users friendly which includes larger exterior rear-view mirrors and to ensure driver safety, Omni was further equipped with driver's side air bag and a slightly redesigned instrument panel to provide safety and comfort to the driver, with HVAC controls technology finally moved to the center making the ride enjoyable. Major change that company took was selling the production work to the Tata Group in India, and the car was produced there for several more years providing technologically sound car to buyer.
Omni was one of the most loved car and got good review always only once a consumer report made some point that this model had hard maneuvering which leads to control loss and might cause accident, this report made news and got maximum coverage including the time magazine although other auto magazine came supporting Omni and wrote that no big trouble reported and the problem came in lime light was possible only extreme conditions and it was not visible in real world driving condition. But the entire allegation made company to modify Omni and they included a steering damper and a lighter weight steering wheel to make ride smooth and safe. Otherwise no other major problem ever appeared and car slowly and steadily made its mark among the competitors. Even today people recognize and remember this incredible Omni model because it gave revolution to automobile sector.
Dodge Omni Images:
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Dodge Omni modifications:
|All Dodge Omni years|
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America 4dr Hatchback (1990)
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