Up Close With the Dodge Dart
It was one of the most highly anticipated reveals at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. Photos of the Dodge Dart leaked ahead of its big debut, but that didn't quell the buzz about the Dart's return. As you can see, it's a sporty compact sedan that we are told is based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which is sold in Europe.
With an emphasis on fuel efficiency, the Dart is available in three, 4-cylinder engines. The base model comes with a 2.0-liter, 160 horsepower engine. Also available, a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine with 160 horsepower and a 2.4-liter 184 horsepower engine.
Drivers have lots of choices, as the Dart comes in five trim levels, as well as 12 exterior and 14 interior colors.
The Dart’s “driver-centric” layout is designed to put all controls within easy reach of the driver. While it's categorized as a compact car, Dodge says the Dart has the roominess of a mid-size sedan, and boasts best-in-class hip and shoulder room.
The rear view of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart features an available Charger-inspired “racetrack” full-width taillamp with 152 indirect glow LEDs, and class-exclusive dual exhausts mounted in the rear fascia. The front features Dodge's familiar split crosshair grille.
The Dart will be produced at Chrysler's plant in Belvidere, Ill in the second quarter of 2012, and will start at $15,995.