Some Intriguing Facts about the Dodge Shadow
- The Dodge Shadow actually has a twin-in terms of release. Launched on August 25, 1986 as 1987 models, the Dodge Shadow and the Plymouth Sundance were introduced as replacements for the Dodge Charger and the Plymouth Turismo, respectively. The twins were the introductory P-bodies of Chrysler, featuring shorter but heavier and more expensive overall makeup.
- Though popular as a P-body, the Dodge Shadow is actually an AP-body Chrysler machine. The company added the "A" during the 1980s, but it did not become well known to the public. Only a few people knew and actually used this extra "A" when referring to the Shadow's bodyline.
- This compact car is for first-timers and Eves. It was launched to target female and first-time buyers, adorned with chic Dodge Shadow parts and accessories. In line with this, it followed the styling of the then-prevailing models LeBaron GTS and Lancer. The comfort and handling of the Shadow was particularly designed to suit the needs of female and first-time drivers.
- At first glance, the Dodge Shadow presents itself as a sedan with a trunk. Look again, because it is actually a hatchback. Chrysler banked on this secret hatchback feature, marketing it as "hidden hatchback versatility." Apparently, the big storage capacity was also a major selling point for the company.
- The Shadow was once the most cut-rate car in the American market. In 1991, Dodge released the "America" series, which was embellished with plenty of niceties at low prices. The Dodge Shadow America-and its twin automobile, the Plymouth Sundance America-sold at $8, 627 in the American market. At that price, a car owner can already have quality Dodge Shadow parts. These include a 2.2-liter engine with a handful of pleasantries, like Dodge Shadow accessories.
- In the same year that the low-priced Shadow America series was released, the Chrysler Corporation also introduced convertible versions of this compact sedan. The new model, which was produced until 1993, was also an inexpensive unit at $16, 000.
- In 1994, the Dodge Shadow-Plymouth Sundance duo bagged the Prevention Magazine's Safe Car Achievement Award. The selection was based on on-road records from 1990 to 1992.
- The last Dodge Shadow unit was produced on March 11, 1994. The 1, 423, 068th car was delivered to Colonial Dodge in Kensington, Maryland. It was a two-door sedan that sported a 2.5-liter engine and a two-speed automatic transmission.