Chrysler Group brought at Detroit Auto Show 2012 (North American International Auto Show – NAIAS 2012) the new Dodge Dart. The teaser campaign launched by Chrysler for the 2013 Dodge Dart was successful, also with the Detroit debut we have seen all the official photos.
2013 Dodge Dart is the surprise of the Americans from Chrysler Group for the Detroit Auto Show 2012. Dart is a compact four-door sedan that uses the technical platform borrowed from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The new Dodge Dart will be the manufactured in the United States at Belvidere Chrysler plant. This model will be the most compact car from the Dodge offer for the U.S. market and the most efficient in terms of fuel efficiency.
Dodge Dart photo gallery – Detroit Auto Show 2012 Live
2013 Dodge Dart Engines
Customers can choose from three four-cylinder petrol engines: a 1.4-liter MultiAir (from the current Abarth 500), a 2.0-liter Tigershark with 160 horsepower (119.3 Kw / 162.2 PS) and 148 pound-feet of torque (200 Nm), and a 2.4-liter MultiAir TigerShark 184 hp (137.2 Kw / 186.5 PS) and 171 lb-ft (231.5 Nm). The 1.4-liter turbocharged MultiAir four with 160 hp (119.3 Kw / 162.2 PS) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm), which we suspect will be the most fuel efficient engine of the three.
Regarding the transmission, it seems that we may choose between a manual transmission, a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox (TCT) and a nine-speed automatic gearbox currently developed by the ZF Group (this will improve the combined fuel consumption of the model with 10-15%).
2013 Dodge Dart Interior
The new car has an enlarged platform, and the interior space has now a total of 97.2 cubic feet (2.75 m3). The most interesting detail about the Dodge Dart interior is related to the two displays that will have different roles, both located on the dashboard.
The first is a 8.4-inch touchscreen display (the largest in the segment) from which the driver will be able to control the air-conditioning and multimedia systems.
The second is a 7-inch TFT monitor placed between the board gauges and displays vital information about the driving, fully customizable to suit the driver.
Dodge Dart Video – Detroit Auto Show 2012
2013 Dodge Dart Video – First Look
2013 Dodge Dart via | Chrysler