For a look at what a Dodge Rebel might have been like, try this Mitsubishi Lancer GTS car review.
The Dodge Rebel was to be the replacement for the Dodge Neon. The name had Mopar roots and fit with the “big and bold” image Dodge was seeking. The Rebel was to be shown for the first time in March 2005, but it was dropped in favor of a cost-saving “nothing but SUVs” plan. Instead of the Rebel — which probably would have sold better, given that Corolla sales were ten times Matrix sales, the Dodge Caliber
was joined by the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot.
Here are other predictions we posted, some right and some wrong.
Some Dodge Rebel-related links:
1997-2006 “TJ” WranglerThe classic Jeep, revised for casual buyers
2001: Chrysler triumphs and crashesCars, trucks, racing, and leadership
All Mopar Car and Truck News
Supercharged Hemi Ram TRX
2018 Jeep Compass
2016 Allpar show-meet
2007-10 Jeep Wranglers