2012 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Dodge Dart unveiled, price revealed (Video)

By on Jan 10, 2012 in Automobile, Lifestyle, United States Comments

The 2013 Dodge Dart was unveiled on Monday, January 9, 2012 at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, as shown in the video below, which is nearly a month after Chrysler released a teaser photo.

2013 Dodge Dart at 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Image Credit: High Gear Media Videos

As noted in the press release at Chrysler.com that day, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle built on Fiat Group architecture, which was adapted from Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

According to Chrysler, the 2013 Dodge Dart is loaded with innovative technology, class-leading safety and fuel-efficient features and clever functionality, typically found in more expensive vehicle segments, and now sets a new standard in the compact car segment.

“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,” Chrysler Group LLC Dodge Brand President and CEO Reid Bigland was quoted on the report.

“With 12 exterior colors, 14 interior color and trim options, 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.” Bigland added.

The 2013 Dodge Dart will be available in five trim levels: SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T, which will be built at Chrysler Group‘s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Illinois; with production to start in the second quarter of 2012.

As reported earlier, the 2013 Dodge Dart will be offered in three fuel-efficient, powerful, state-of-the-art four-cylinder engines that add to Dart’s fun-to-drive quotient, which drivers can choose from.

The 2013 Dodge Dart car can be either the new Tigershark 16-valve 2.0-liter engine, or a 16-valve 1.4-liter MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine, or and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4-liter MultiAir four cylinder engine.

Various auto magazines such as Motor Trend revealed the cost of the 2013 Dodge Dart, which the official base price to start at $15,995, and is being considered as a very reasonable price for such car.

Meanwhile, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra, was named the 2012 Car of the Year, while the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was named Truck of the Year at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

2013 Dodge Dart unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
Video Credit: HighGearMediaVideos/YouTube/Chrysler

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