Dodge has released a slew of shadowy teasers for its new compact sedan, the 2013 Dodge Dart which will make its world debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show on 9th January, 2012.
The 2013 Dodge Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle based upon a Fiat architecture – adapted from the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Giulietta is renowned for satisfying the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety, with exceptional driving dynamics. The Dart leverages all of these attributes within a lengthened and widened platform delivering segment-leading levels of interior roominess.
With the Dart name revived from the 1960’s compact model, Dodge is highlighting performance and style. Without giving too much away prior to its debut at Detroit in January, Dodge is quick to point out the Dart is based on the Giulietta’s platform which Dodge calls Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) architecture. It is agile with responsive steering, four-wheel independent suspension, and available with 18” wheels.
The all-new 2013 Dart marks the Dodge brand’s re-entry into the compact sedan segment, hitting the bulls-eye with a modern, unmistakable Dodge design that builds upon its performance heritage while evoking emotion, efficiency and fluidity of movement.
Eye-catching exterior proportions are set off from every angle by dynamic lines and curves, along with advanced technology, to deliver class-leading aerodynamic performance. 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 accentuate the athletic and muscular stance of this dynamic and passionate new design.
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 2.0L engine, a 16-valve 1.4L MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine, and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4L MultiAir four cylinder engine. These three engines, combined with three transmission choices, combine to redefine performance by providing the most diverse powertrain lineup in its class.