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|Also called||Chrysler Dynasty (Canada)|
|Assembly||Belvidere, Illinois, United States|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door sedan|
|Related||Chrysler New Yorker|
|Engine||2.5 L K I4
3.0 L Mitsubishi 6G72 V6
3.3 L EGA V6
|Transmission||3-speed A413 automatic
3-speed A670 automatic
4-speed A604 automatic
|Wheelbase||1988–1990: 104.3 in (2,649 mm)
1991–93: 104.5 in (2,654 mm)
|Length||192.0 in (4,877 mm)|
|Width||1988–1990: 68.5 in (1,740 mm)
1991–93: 68.9 in (1,750 mm)
|Height||1988–1990: 53.5 in (1,359 mm)
1991–93: 53.6 in (1,361 mm)
Chrysler LeBaron GTS (Canada)
The Dodge Dynasty was a front-wheel drive sedan that was introduced in 1987 as a 1988 model to replace the 600 as Dodge's mid-size car. The Dodge Dynasty was related to the Chrysler New Yorker; both car lines were built on the Chrysler C platform in Belvidere, Illinois.
Trim levels included base and LE. Additionally, a "Brougham" package was offered on 1992 and 1993 LE models which added a padded landau roof.
It is most likely that Chrysler named its late 1980s and early 1990s C cars on a "royalty" theme—stemming from the classic Imperial badge—to attract customers, including the Chrysler Imperial/New Yorker Fifth Avenue and the standard Chrysler New Yorker (the Dynasty was considered the budget auto of the three, with the standard New Yorker in the middle and the Imperial/New Yorker Fifth Avenue as the top of the line model).
A 2.5-litre inline-4 Chrysler engine, a Mitsubishi-sourced 3.0-litre V6, the 6G72 engine, and a Chrysler-built 3.3-litre V6 were available, although the 3.3 L V6 was not available until 1990. The four-cylinder and 3.0 L V6 were available with an TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission (the A413 on the 4-cylinder and the A670 on the 6-cylinder engines), while the 3.3 L was offered solely with Chrysler's then-new electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission, known as the Ultradrive or A604 (List of Chrysler transmissions).
Dynasty models were all equipped with a driver's side airbag from 1990 to 1993.
A Bendix antilock braking system was available on all models during those years as well. The 1993 models were the only year to feature a stainless steel exhaust system and a tamper-proof odometer.
Production ended on May 28, 1993, and the Belvidere plant was retooled to build the Dodge Neon. The Dynasty was replaced by the smaller Stratus for the United States, while in Canada, Chrysler, in turn, replaced it with the Intrepid. Chrysler also introduced the Dodge brand in Mexico as Chrysler replaced the Dynasty in Mexico with the Intrepid as well, just like in Canada.
In Canada and Mexico it was marketed as the Chrysler Dynasty. In Mexico, the cars were only available with the V6 engine. In Canada the four-cylinder variant was available, but seldom ordered, and it replaced the Chrysler LeBaron GTS hatchback since Chrysler Canada did not want to market the Dodge Diplomat's successor, the Monaco in 1990. Chrysler Canada, however, replaced the Dynasty's predecessor, the 600 with the Dodge Spirit instead. The Chrysler Dynasty was meant to fill a void between the Chrysler LeBaron sedan and the Chrysler New Yorker, just like what the LeBaron GTS did in Canada.
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