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.
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.
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