The Lancer was Dodge’s new compact, based on the previously successful unit body and chassis of the Valiant. The basic engine was 101- Horsepower slant six the had a 170 cubic inch displacement. A 225-cubic-inch engine putting out 135 Horse-power was an available option. Two-door sedan, hardtop or four-door sedans and hardtops made up the available choices. Buyer had the choice of Manual or Automatic transmissions.