SEMA 2006 seems to be the year of the Panel Van - Chevy has brought their production HHR Panel, and Dodge made this show-only Nitro Panel Wagon. Unlike the relatively pedestrian Chevy, this Nitro is as butch as it gets.
The Dodge Nitro is the kind of entry-level car that would have had fourteen-inch wheels not too long ago. This one has fourteen inch brake rotors. Red Brembos, in fact, hiding behind the (are you sitting?) twenty-two inch wheels.
Dodge unveiled the production version of its Nitro SUV, and it looks exactly like the concept we first saw one year ago. The Nitro is a sister model to the Jeep Liberty, and is built alongside the Liberty at the Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio. Compared to the Libe