Plymouth Neon - car review

Photo Plymouth Neon

Chrysler's compact front-wheel drive corporation (DaimlerChrysler since 1998) Plymouth Neon was produced from 1995 to 2001 at factories in Belvidere (Illinois, USA) and Toluca (Mexico). The predecessor of the model was Plymouth Sundance. Neon premiered in January 1994. This model has received much greater fame under the Chrysler and Dodge brands. It should be noted that under the Chrysler brand Neon was sold in many foreign markets: in Mexico, Japan, Australia and Europe.

In the domestic market of the United States and in Canada, the car was offered under the brands Plymouth and Dodge. At the base of the design of the car was the platform Chrysler PL. Neon released with two body styles: 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan.

Photo Plymouth Neon

Dimensions were 4364/1715/1394 mm with a wheelbase of 2642 mm. The sporty character of the car was emphasized both in its appearance, often with unpainted bumpers, but from plastic in body color, and in the interior: the absence of electric drive for rear power windows, for example, is unusual for America. There were 7 options for completing the model 1995-1999 release: Vase, Highline, Sport, EX, ACR and Style. The most complete equipment offered for the Australian market. On the Neon, the first generation installed 2-liter inline 4-cylinder 16-valve A588 gasoline engines SOHC (132 hp / 6000 rpm, 175 Nm / 5000 rpm) and 420A DOHC (150 hp / 6500 rpm, 180 Nm / 5600 about).

They were overhead with a lower camshaft and longitudinally placed in front; the first engine was equipped with a sedan, the second - a coupe. The maximum speed of the car was limited by the electronic cut-off at 190 km / h, however, there was an ACR version with 210 km / h, which had almost no external differences from the base model. The Neon was more powerful than all its competitors in the niche of compact cars such as the Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, Ford Escort and Toyota Corolla. In Europe, the model was only available with a 1.8 liter DOHC engine (131 hp), a modified suspension, rear spoiler and alloy wheels.

Photo Plymouth Neon

The engines were paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox NVG T-350 or 3AKPP 31TH. In the version with the sport package since 1997, adjustable Koni shock absorbers were used in the suspension, and all brakes were fitted with disc brakes. In 2000, the production of the second generation Neon began. In general, the model has become more advanced than the previous version. The list of changes consisted of more than 1000 items. Of the bodies remained only 4-door 5-seater sedan, which had dimensions of 4430/1712/1422 mm with a wheelbase of 2667 mm and a track 1474/1472 mm. The luggage compartment was 371 liters.

The doors have acquired a frame for glass, as the first generation had a frameless โ€œhardtopโ€ design. The interior was also redesigned and became even more โ€œsportyโ€. As a result, the curb weight of the car increased to 1170 kg. In most markets, including the USA, the car was offered with one engine: a 4-cylinder A588 SOHC of 2 liters (132 hp).

Photo Plymouth Neon

The maximum speed, as before, was limited to 190 km / h, and the average consumption of AI-92 gasoline was 7.8 liters per 100 km. As an option, the Magnum power unit was supplied, which developed a power of 150 hp. But the choice of transmissions has expanded due to the use of the new 4-speed automatic 41TE. The front suspension included a double wishbone, springs and a lateral stabilizer, the rear one was a continuous axle beam, springs and a lateral stabilizer. The front brakes were fitted with ventilated disc brakes in the basic configuration, while the rear brakes were installed.

The standard tire size is 185/65 R14. The most powerful version with the sport package R / T, in addition to the 150-horsepower engine, had a spoiler, a double chrome exhaust system, stiffer suspension springs and 16-inch wheels. 2001 was the final year in the production of the Plymouth Neon, the last silver sedan of this brand left the assembly line on June 28. Nevertheless, the release of the remaining versions of this model lasted for two more years and ended on September 23, 2005.

Other autos category Plymouth

Other languiges:

GETWAB free dating and chat
GETWAB.COM Free Dating

Select category:

๐Ÿš— AC Cars
๐Ÿš— Acura
๐Ÿš— Alfa Romeo
๐Ÿš— Asia
๐Ÿš— Aston Martin
๐Ÿš— Audi
๐Ÿš— BMW
๐Ÿš— BYD
๐Ÿš— Bentley
๐Ÿš— Brilliance
๐Ÿš— Bristol
๐Ÿš— Bugatti
๐Ÿš— Buick
๐Ÿš— Cadillac
๐Ÿš— Changan
๐Ÿš— Chery
๐Ÿš— Chevrolet
๐Ÿš— Chrysler
๐Ÿš— Citroen
๐Ÿš— Dacia
๐Ÿš— Daewoo
๐Ÿš— Daihatsu
๐Ÿš— Datsun
๐Ÿš— De Tomaso
๐Ÿš— Derways
๐Ÿš— Dodge
๐Ÿš— FAW
๐Ÿš— Ferrari
๐Ÿš— Fiat
๐Ÿš— Ford
๐Ÿš— GMC
๐Ÿš— Geely
๐Ÿš— Great Wall
๐Ÿš— Honda
๐Ÿš— Hummer
๐Ÿš— Hyundai
๐Ÿš— Infiniti
๐Ÿš— Isuzu
๐Ÿš— JMC
๐Ÿš— Jaguar
๐Ÿš— Jeep
๐Ÿš— Kia
๐Ÿš— Lamborghini
๐Ÿš— Land Rover
๐Ÿš— Lexus
๐Ÿš— Lifan
๐Ÿš— Lincoln
๐Ÿš— Lotus
๐Ÿš— Luxgen
๐Ÿš— MG
๐Ÿš— Maserati
๐Ÿš— Maybach
๐Ÿš— Mazda
๐Ÿš— Mercedes
๐Ÿš— Mercury
๐Ÿš— Mini
๐Ÿš— Mitsubishi
๐Ÿš— Mitsuoka
๐Ÿš— Nissan
๐Ÿš— Noble
๐Ÿš— Oldsmobile
๐Ÿš— Opel
๐Ÿš— Peugeot
๐Ÿš— Plymouth
๐Ÿš— Pontiac
๐Ÿš— Porsche
๐Ÿš— Renault
๐Ÿš— Rolls Royce
๐Ÿš— Rover
๐Ÿš— Saab
๐Ÿš— Saturn
๐Ÿš— Seat
๐Ÿš— Skoda
๐Ÿš— Smart
๐Ÿš— Ssang Yong
๐Ÿš— Subaru
๐Ÿš— Suzuki
๐Ÿš— Toyota
๐Ÿš— Volkswagen
๐Ÿš— Volvo
๐Ÿš— Vortex