The wedge-looking design, the round taillights…who doesn’t remember the Dodge Neon? The brand’s iconic compact car is apparently slated to make a comeback, according to a report from Wards Auto. But don’t get your checkbook out just yet, because the comeback is apparently limited to Mexico, by way of the Fiat Tipo.
According to the report, FCA is planning to rebadge the Fiat Tipo as the Dodge Neon for sale in Mexico. The Tipo is about a year old and serves as Fiat’s compact sedan and hatchback in European markets. The budget-friendly car is likely slated to replace the Dodge Dart, which is slated to end production in 2017. Apparently FCA sees enough small car demand in Mexico to justify importing the Tipo as a replacement.
This won’t be the first time FCA has utilized a Fiat product as a surrogate for Dodge products in the country. Dodge currently sells the Fiat Siena badged as the Vision in Mexico.