Created from a mix of Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge performance, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle designed to be fuel-efficient, beautiful, agile and fun to drive.?
The all-new Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle based upon Fiat architecture ? adapted from the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which is known for its road-holding, agility, safety and driving dynamics. ?The Dart leverages all of these attributes within a lengthened and widened platform to create segment-leading interior roominess.
The all-new Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) architecture underpinning the Dart is a state-of-the-art architecture with 68 percent of the body composed of high-strength steel.? The result is a strong and rigid structure.
The personality-packed front view is instantly recognizable as an all-new Dodge with its tailored split-crosshair grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated fenders. Signature Dodge full-width LED ?racetrack? tail lamps and class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust ? both inspired by Dodge Charger ? accentuate the athletic and muscular stance.
The 2013 Dodge Dart will be powered by three fuel-efficient, powerful, state-of-the-art four-cylinder engines that add to Dart?s fun-to-drive quotient.
Drivers can select from 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. These three engines are combined with three transmission choices.
MultiAir technology delivers optimum combustion at any speed under all driving conditions by allowing direct and dynamic control of air intake and combustion. The result is up to a 15 percent increase in low engine rpm torque, a 7.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 10 percent reduction in C02 emissions.
The all-new Dodge Dart will be made in America at Chrysler Group?s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. The Company is in the process of investing $600 million dollars to support the production of future products, including the 2013 Dodge Dart. The investment includes the construction of a 638,000-square-foot body shop, as well as the installation of new machinery, tooling and material handling equipment. ?Work on the expansion began in the summer of 2010 and will be completed this year.