America's Dodge Dart
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Dodge redefines performance in the compact car segment
with an all-new four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics – the 2013 Dodge Dart. It will
make its debut at next month's Detroit Motor Show in USA.
The all-new Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle based upon a Fiat architecture – adapted from
the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. This model is renowned for its road-holding, agility and safety. The Dart
leverages all of these attributes within a lengthened and widened platform delivering segment-leading
levels of interior roominess.
The all-new Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) architecture underpinning the Dart is a state-of-the-art
architecture with an industry-leading 68 per cent of the body composed of high-strength steel,
resulting in a very strong and rigid structure. Combined with responsive steering, four-wheel
independent suspension, and available 18-inch wheels, the Dart brings fun back to driving in the
compact car segment.
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 recognisable as an all-new Dodge with its tailored split-crosshair grille,
projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated mudguards. 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 of this dynamic and passionate new design.
THREE SOPHISTICATED, FUEL-EFFICIENT & POWERFUL ENGINES
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-litre engine, a 16-valve 1.4-litre 'MultiAir'
Intercooled Turbo engine, and a new 'Tigershark' 16-valve 2.4-litre MultiAir four cylinder engine. These
three engines, combined with three transmission choices, combine to redefine performance by providing
the most diverse powertrain line-up in its class.
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 per cent increase in
low engine rpm torque, a 7.5 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 10 per cent reduction in C02
THE ALL-NEW DART – BUILT IN AMERICA
The all-new Dodge Dart will be made in America at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in
Belvidere, Illinois. 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 2010 and is nearing completion.