1978 Dodge Omni Sedan

Date:
1978
Creator:
Chrysler Corporation. Dodge Division

This little car was a reaction to the high gasoline prices brought on by the 1973 Arab oil embargo and the new fuel economy standards passed by Congress in 1975. It, and its twin the Plymouth Horizon, were the first American cars to adopt a front wheel drive, hatchback configuration that was common in Europe. Motor Trend magazine named them "Car of the Year."

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn,MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2011.329.2
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.