1994 Plymouth Expresso
The mid 1990s must have been heady days for the folks a Chrysler. The company that descended to bankruptcy and required a government bail-out to survive had dug themselves out of debt, repaid the feds, and were suddenly the talk of the industry with their new models.
The Neon was viewed as a genuine import fighter at the time and the new Ram, with its big-rig good looks, had made Dodge a player in the light truck segment again. So perhaps they were just a little too giddy when the Plymouth Expresso was approved, a car that would have received better reviews had Chrysler debuted it in Tokyo rather than the Windy City, as they did.