From Automotivehistory.org:

The Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon were introduced on this day in 1977. These were the first mass produced front wheel drive cars from Chrysler Corporation and among the first from any American automaker. Along with the introduction of the K-Cars platform, these little vehicles are often given much credit to bring Chrysler back to life after losing millions of dollars per year prior to hiring Lee Iaccoca as president..