The North American based automaker Dodge is planning to present its Caliber replacement to the upcoming 2012 Detroit Motor Show under a different name than Hornet.
Dodge is planning to “revive” its Caliber and make it more competitive into the market and according to detnews.com, the manufacturer will officially present to the public the model’s replacement at the next year’s Detroit Motor Show. The head of the Dodge brand, U.S. sales and Canadian operations, Reid Biglund, has announced that the new model won’t be named “Hornet”, as the initial rumors said.
The Dodge Caliber replacement is expected to be made on a modified platform of the Compact Wide, and its power might come from a 1.4 liter MultiAir engine, which is developing between 101 and 173 horsepower. Sadly this is all we know for now about the future model but more details are expected to emerge before the vehicle will be officially presented to the public at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show.
As a reminder, the Dodge Caliber is a compact car made by the Dodge division of Chrysler which replaced the Neon and went on sale in the spring of 2006 as a 2007 model year vehicle. The Caliber concept has been presented at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and the production version debuted on January 10, 2006, at NAIAS (North American International Auto Show), before it went on sale in March, the same year.