Dodge Omni 024

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Dodge Omni 024
Automotive industryChrysler Corporation
Also calledDodge 024
Plymouth Horizon TC3
Plymouth TC3
Production1979-1982
SuccessorDodge Charger
Car classificationSubcompact car
Car body style3-door Hatchback
Automobile layoutFF layout
Automobile platformL-body
Internal combustion engine1.7 L Volkswagen Straight-4
2.2 L K Straight-4
Transmission (mechanics)4-speed Manual transmission
3-speed A404 Automatic transmission
RelatedDodge Omni
Dodge Rampage
Plymouth Horizon

The Dodge Omni 024 was a modified version of the popular Dodge Omni made from 1979 to 1982.

It used the same chassis and engine options as the Omni but had a Fastback and a new front fascia. The base engine was a 1.7 L Volkswagen inline four producing 70 hp (52 kW), with a 2.2 L, 84 hp (63 kW) Chrysler inline four as an option beginning in 1981. For the first year, the wheels were painted in the exterior color, and had a folding back seat. The car's looks promised more performance than the engine could deliver, and the car was not as practical as the Omni. Both the Omni and Horizon prefixes were dropped for 1981, making them the "024" and "TC3", respectively.

The 024 did not sell well and was renamed as the Dodge Charger for the 1983 Model year. The 024 had a twin called the Plymouth Horizon TC3. (The name "TC3" may have referred to the car being a Touring Coupe with 3 doors.) It, too, was renamed in the 1983 model year: to the Plymouth Turismo.

In its last year, many parts from the 024 and TC3 were recycled into the Dodge Rampage and Plymouth Scamp Pickup truck. This included the chassis, engine and front fascia.

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