Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Dodge Caliber Pictures
The Dodge Caliber is a compact car produced by the Dodge division of Chrysler. It replaced the Neon, and went on sale in the spring of 2006 as a 2007 model year vehicle. The Caliber has five doors and can be considered a hatchback, a station wagon (see Hatchback vs. Station wagon), or a CUV. It is roughly the size of a Neon, and it debuted globally at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show. It features styling elements derivative of larger Dodge vehicles, such as a crosshair grille and large flared fenders. The Caliber is one of the first modern Dodge-branded vehicles for sale in the European, Asian, and Australasian markets. In North America, it was first shown on January 10, 2006 at the North American International Auto Show.
Though not initially labeled a 'crossover', or CUV, the Caliber features many CUV-based nods that were further highlighted in the 2009-2010 models, such as a rough round back, irregular roof curve and lifted clearance, as compared to regular hatchbacks.