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Omni via Motor Junkie

24. Dodge Omni

Compact cars were in high demand during the late 70s, and a big part of this was because of the fuel crisis. Gas-efficient cars were the future and the imports from Japan were hogging up the marketplace. The Omni was developed as a way for Chrysler to enter the compact car market with a comparable vehicle. What made the Omni unique was its hatchback design and potent powertrain. There was even a Shelby edition of the Omni that featured a rally car design. Overall, the Omni was far ahead of its time in terms of interior design and features.

Omni via Motor Junkie
Omni via Motor Junkie

The Omni was one of the earliest versions of a crossover vehicle. The interior was roomy enough for a family of four and there was plenty of cargo space for those weekend trips. Design-wise, the Omni was a step in a new direction for Chrysler at a time when the cars on the road were very large and inefficient. Chrysler was looking to attract a younger demographic with the Omni and therefore the car managed to attract buyers from all facets of life.

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