Dodge Omni 024
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|Automotive industry||Chrysler Corporation|
|Also called||Dodge 024|
Plymouth Horizon TC3
|Car classification||Subcompact car|
|Car body style||3-door Hatchback|
|Automobile layout||FF layout|
|Internal combustion engine||1.7 L Volkswagen Straight-4|
2.2 L K Straight-4
|Transmission (mechanics)||4-speed Manual transmission|
3-speed A404 Automatic transmission
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.