The 2017 Neon: A Different Shade Of Dodge
Combining high levels of comfort, exceptional roominess and a comprehensive range of standard features and safety equipment as standard, the all-new 2017 Dodge Neon – powered by a refined, fuel-efficient 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine coupled to a six-speed automatic gearbox – is a new breed of compact sedan. As well as offering exceptional value for money, it’s positioned far beyond the stereotypical compact sedan – exactly as drivers have come to expect from Dodge.
Both bold and contemporary, the Neon features the Dodge brand’s signature cross-hair grille which is complemented by a rounded front fascia, alloy wheels and swept back head and tail lights that echo the muscular good looks of its big brothers, the Charger and Challenger.
The interior sets new standards with the use of high quality soft feel materials with chrome highlights, the choice of a wide range of premium fabric options including available luxurious leather-trimmed seats, LED interior lighting and automatic temperature control.
The front cabin is a fully functioning command centre, featuring FCA’s award winning U-Connect infotainment system with Bluetooth streaming – so you can stay close to your favourite people, music and places via voice command or the simple touch of easy-to-use controls (including the cruise function) mounted on the steering wheel, keeping your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
There are easy-to-navigate icons for the radio, climate, media and available navigation, plus additional USB ports so that you can plug in your personal devices, enjoy your favourite tunes and charge them at the same time.
For this refreshingly different compact sedan, we have stretched the interior and cargo space to the max. The Neon seats five adults in total comfort, and standard features including power windows and sunroof, electronically controlled automatic air-conditioning with air filter, power adjustable door mirrors and height-adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support make driving a real pleasure.
The rear seats split 40:60 and its enormously generous 520-litre boot will swallow up plenty of luggage or the weekend shopping with space to spare and features a low sill to make loading and unloading easy. There’s also tons of storage space in the glove compartment, centre console, rear armrest, door pockets and on the back of the front seats plus can holders at the front and back, and a holder for your sunglasses.
The Neon is also in a class of its own when it comes to the safety and comfort of its occupants with an array of outstanding standard safety features, both passive and active.
It all starts with the modern chassis and front and rear McPherson struts that ensure a high level of comfort and driving stability. Standard features include ABS, ESC with ASR/MSR &HBA, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPM) and Hill Holder to prevent creep back on an incline. A rear camera and sensors help when parking, and the passenger side door mirror can be flipped downwards when reversing so that the driver can see the kerb and any children playing near the car.
Front airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger plus curtain and seat-side airbags make an important contribution to occupant safety. Add to these three-point belts on all five seats, force limiters and belt tensioners on the front seats and anchor points for child seats and the Neon’s safety levels go right to the top of its class. In addition, all the doors are automatically unlocked if any of the six airbags gets activated.
Responsive braking from speed is of paramount importance in any car and so it is in the Neon, which delivers smooth, progressive stopping thanks to its highly efficient front disc brakes and rear drum brakes.
But safety is not just about a strong, rigid body structure or good brakes. Smooth power delivery and handling are also of prime importance. Thanks to the e.torQ four-cylinder SOHC 16V 1.6-litre unit mounted up front, the Neon provides a vibration-free environment along with outstanding noise-insulation for smooth, quiet running. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and produces 110hp at 5,500 rpm with 152Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.
Newly designed light alloy wheels – 16″ with 205/55 R16 tyres – not only provide precise handling but also a smoother ride and more comfort for the Neon’s passengers.
Available in a choice of six great looking exterior colours – Bright White, Billet Silver, Maximum Steel Metal, Pitch Black, Redline Tri-coat and Granite Crystal – the Neon offers a touch of thrill every day.
About The Dodge Brand
Dodge is America’s mainstream performance brand. With the purification of the brand and consolidation with SRT, Dodge is getting back to its performance roots with every single model it offers. The Dodge and SRT brands offer a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out within their own segments. Dodge is the “mainstream performance” brand and SRT is positioned as the “ultimate performance” halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
From muscle cars to full-size SUVs and innovative compact sedans, the Dodge brand’s lineup delivers best-in-class horsepower, class-exclusive technology, unmatched capability and a slew of cool features, such as LED headlamps, Dodge signature racetrack tail lamps, dual exhaust, 8.4-inch (213.36mm) touchscreen infotainment centres and 7-inch (177.8mm) thin-film transistor (TFT) customisable gauge clusters, to name a few. In addition to the Neon, the Dodge brand lineup in the Middle East also includes the Charger and Challenger, Charger SRT Hellcat, Challenger SRT Hellcat plus the Durango and flagship Viper.