The Return of the Dodge Dart
The Dodge Challenger and the Charger returned, now it's time for the Dart. Originally built from 1960 to 1976, the Dodge Dart was known as sturdy and reliable. But the 2013 version, which is slated to debut at next month's North American International Auto Show, is being referred to by Dodge as a "groundbreaking car with the ultimate blend of power, fuel economy, handling and style."
Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the all-new Dart has an exotic design heritage. The Dart features a tailored split-crosshair grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated fenders. Also inspired by the Dodge Charger, the Dart has full-width LED 'racetrack' tail lamps and integrated dual exhaust. Drivers will be able to choose from three fuel-efficient, state-of-the-art, four-cylinder engines ranging from 1.4 to 2.4 liters. This photo released by Chrysler shows a partial view of what to expect.
The 2013 Dodge Dart will be another addition to the increasingly competitive compact car segment. It will be built in the United States, at Chrysler’s plant in Belvidere, Illinois.