2007 Chrysler Neon | new car review

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 by

The goal was straightforward: make the new generation Neon the quietest and most refined car in its class without compromising Neon’s established qualities. set out to keep all the fun-to-drive characteristics that made the first generation Neon so successful, while aspiring to new levels of refinement and sophistication exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding customers. Distinctive and stylish, Neon proves that a car does not have to be big, expensive, and thirsty on fuel, to offer style, performance and luxury.

NOTE: Chrysler has stopped selling the  Neon in Middle East from 2008 onwardsFor anyone who has ‘lost’ their look-alike saloon in a car park of modern automotive clones, Neon’s distinctive and refined appearance will be warmly welcomed. The instantly recognisable cab-forward Chrysler look with the raked front ‘screen, gives Neon its individual flair and style. The styling contributes to a quiet, smooth, economical performance, and generous inside proportions.The wedge-shaped body rises sportily to the rear, featuring a low waist and coupe-like roof, together with generous and gentle lines, for a car with real road presence and unique looks. The revised front end features oval headlights set wide apart, either side of a slender radiator grille featuring the characteristic winged Chrysler emblem. The foglights are integrated into the strong front bumpers, linked by the distinctive and purposeful-looking air inlets between them. The solid frame doors, as well as adding to the car’s stiffness, safety and ride, also feature handles painted to match the car’s colour.

Neon has long established its reputation as a veritable Tardis of a car, much bigger on the inside than would seem possible looking from the outside. Soft-touch materials in the roomy cab, new materials and fabrics, matched by the instrument featuring a wide dashboard brow, and sporty, analogue circular gauges. To make the driver and passengers as comfortable as possible, even power switches have been repositioned so they fall more naturally to hand, and the soft touch coating gives a rich appearance and feel to the instrument panel and door trim.

The 2007 packs in a 2.0-litre 16-valve four-cylinder engine that develops 132bhp at 5600 rpm and 177Nm of torque at 4600 rpm and is mated to either a five-speed manual or an automatic. It may not have the all-round competence of more costly rivals but for the bargain seekers, the Neon remains a strong draw.

Technical Specifications 
Engine Size2.0 liter
Power132bhp
Maximum Torque177Nm
TransmissionAutomatic
Body typeSedan

 

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