At the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Dodge will unveil its new compact car, which will not be called the Hornet or the Caliber. The company is bringing back the ‘Dart’ nameplate with Alfa Romeo DNA and a line of Fiat’s fuel-efficient and powerful engines, including the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo.
“Similar to the Dodge Dart of the late 1960s, the 2013 Dart offers a special blend of style, performance and innovation,” Dodge said in a statement. “The Dodge brand leveraged its nearly 100-year history of passion for building high-quality, innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and style, as well as from its partner Fiat’s global compact car expertise, to develop the all-new Dodge Dart.”
The 2013 Dodge Dart is going to be the first Chrysler Group car based on a Fiat architecture – taken from the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Dodge Dart takes the platform with a lengthened and widened platform with “segment-leading levels of interior roominess.”
The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available with a line of three 4-cylinder engines including a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.0-liter engine, a 16-valve 1.4-liter MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine, and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4-liter MultiAir four cylinder engine. Dodge has yet to released technical details or transmission choices for the 2013 Dart.
Production of the new 2013 Dodge Dat will be held at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill.
Keep checking www.Dodge.com/Dart for additional photos and details.
– By: Omar Rana