Detroit, Michigan – Dodge unveiled the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart in Detroit today, a compact sedan based on a longer and wider version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
“The all-new Dodge Dart is a groundbreaking car that will surprise and delight customers who want a no-compromise, fun-to-drive car that’s a great value,” said Reid Bigland, President and Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer – Chrysler Canada Inc. “With three powerful, fuel-efficient engines, three transmission choices, unsurpassed safety features and world-class aerodynamics, the new Dodge Dart sets a new standard for the compact car class.”
Drivers can select from a new 160-horsepower “Tigershark” 16-valve 2.0-litre engine, a 160-horsepower 16-valve 1.4-litre “MultiAir” Intercooled Turbo engine, and a new 184-horsepower “Tigershark” 16-valve 2.4-litre “MultiAir 2” four-cylinder engine. These three engines, combined with three transmission choices — six-speed manual, six-speed automatic or six-speed dual dry clutch (DDCT) transmission —provide the most diverse powertrain line-up in its class.
For European-like roadholding, the Dart features a lightweight MacPherson strut front suspension, and an independent bi-link rear suspension.
In Canada, the 2013 Dodge Dart will be available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T. It will be built in the United States at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois. Production of the 2013 Dodge Dart will begin in the second quarter of 2012.