Subcompact shortcomings
Subcompact shortcomings
Chrysler hasn't produced a car for the subcompact segment since the Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon drove off to that big garage in the sky in 1990. That's ceded another chunk of the market to the likes of the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Nissan Versa. Chrysler promises to fill the void in the future -- another opportunity for additional sales. Profits will be scarce, but dealers will be happy to win new customers, and the additional volume will boost Chrysler's standing.

Last updated November 10 2011: 7:11 AM ET
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