For the 1978 model year, Dodge revived the Challenger name. This second generation of Challenger was a badge engineered version of the Mitsubishi Sapporo. This new Challenger was meant to channel the name's sporty past into these captive imports, while its corporate twin, the Plymouth Sapporo saw marketed more as a luxury model. These compact, rear wheel drive cars were powered by an inline four engine, and sold until 1983. The Challenger name lay dormant until 2008, when Dodge introduced the Third Generation Challenger.