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Plymouth

Plymouth For 2001

By Carey Russ

The Plymouth brand enters its final year in 2001. The Voyager minivan has moved over to Chrysler, leaving the Neon and Prowler to keep the flame alive.

Prowler
The Prowler remains as the only factory street rod in production, combining outrageous retro-look styling with a contemporary chassis and engine. The optional "Black Tie Edition," featuring a black-over-silver exterior color scheme and silver-tinged interior is new this year. If that's not bright enough, look for Prowler Orange later in the year. Prowler Silver remains as the standard color.

Neon
Completely redesigned last year, the Neon continues with new color choices and option packages.

Plymouth Specifications 2001

Prowler
ENGINE
3.5-liter V6
Peak horsepower:    253 @ 6400 rpm
Peak torque, lb-ft: 255 @ 3950 rpm

DRIVE TRAIN
Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
 4 - speed automatic

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Unit construction
Front suspension: independent unequal-length A-arms
Rear suspension:  independent multilink

BRAKES
Disc/disc

EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY
City / Highway: 17/23
Fuel tank:      12.2 gallons

Neon
ENGINE
2.0-liter inline four-cylinder
Peak horsepower:    132 @ 5600 rpm
Peak torque, lb-ft: 130 @ 4600 rpm

DRIVE TRAIN
Front-engine, front-wheel drive
 3 - speed automatic
 5 - speed manual
 
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Unit construction
Front suspension: independent MacPherson strut
Rear suspension:  independent Chapman strut

BRAKES
Disc/drum; 4-wheel antilock disc optional

EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY
City / Highway: 28/35 manual, 25/31 automatic
Fuel tank:      12.5 gallons
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