Showing posts in the category of Dodge Dart

Dodge Hires Hot Tub Time Machine and New Girl Actors to Sell Dart


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Considering the Dodge Dart hasn't exactly set the sales charts alight, an ad campaign called "Don't Touch My Dart" doesn't sound like the right direction to go in.

Consumer Reports Rates Several Sedans; Finds them All Pretty Competent


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The US market is currently inundated with appealing sedans, and the prospective buyer shopping around for one is spoiled for choice like never before. Nowadays, you really have to know your facts and have a bit of experience, if you want to make the choice that will prove the most pleasing for you long-term.

Dodge Confirms 6.2L Supercharged V8, AWD Dart SRT, New Hatch and More


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After hearing about the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) five-year product plan for the Chrysler, Alfa Romeo and Jeep brands, the news from Auburn Hills continues with Dodge that will welcome back SRT as a sub-brand as part of a new structure that was announced today. And that's only the beginning, as Dodge promises to introduce a host of new models over the next four years.

Congratulations Dodge; Your Charger's Arse Now Looks Like a Dart!


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I, for one, am not a great fan of the "one design fits all sizes" mantra that seems to be the norm in the auto industry these days – especially when you have to take out the measuring tape to tell which model you're looking at… Fortunately, the only time you may have to do that with the 2015 Charger and the Dart is when you have a discreet look at their behinds.

Mopar Turns Dodge Dart into Pro Stock Racer [w/Video]


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The new Dodge Dart replaces the Dodge Avenger as Mopar’s Pro Stock class vehicle, with the new car making its debut at the NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) Gatornationals this past weekend.

Dodge Dart Sales Down 33 Percent this Year, Temporary Layoffs at the Belvidere Plant


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ first jointly designed vehicle, the Dodge Dart, isn't doing as well as the group wanted to, with sales down 33 percent in the first two months of this year. Consequently, the Belvidere, Illinois plant where the compact sedan is built has sent 325 workers home for a week.

Dodge Announces New Dart Blacktop Package for 2014 Detroit Show


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The Dart compact sedan is joining the growing list of Dodge models to be offered with the Blacktop package that adds a blacked-out styling treatment for an affordable premium, which in this case, stands at $295.

Report Says Dodge is Looking at a Pentastar V6-Powered Dart Small Sedan


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As unlikely as it may seem, a report recently published says Dodge is looking to somehow magically shoehorn one of the Chrysler group’s Pentastar V6 engines under the bonnet of the charming, but not warmly-received Dart sedan.

It’s an emergency measure speculated by Mopar specialized site Allpar as a solution to its limited range of engines and inherent market appeal. It reports that “a small team of engineers” is currently on the job.

New Fiat Ottimo is a Dodge Dart Five-Door Hatchback


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It's reveal time for Fiat that pulled the covers off the new Ottimo, which is the hatchback version of the China-market Fiat Viaggio, or as North American consumers know it, the Dodge Dart sedan.

Dodge's SEMA Surprise Was the Return of the Challenger Shaker Plus New Scat Packs [72 Pics]


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If you had high hopes for Dodge and Mopar's SEMA Show press conference after seeing the teaser of a covered sports car and reading the press blurb earlier today, then like us, you'll probably be disappointed after finding out that the surprise debuts were the return of the Scat Packages for three Dodge models and the introduction of a shaker hood for the Challenger.

Dodge Dart's Chinese Twin, the Fiat Viaggio, Scooped in Hatchback Form


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The development phase of the five-door hatchback version of Fiat's rather awkwardly named for English language speakers, the Viaggio, which itself is the China market edition of the North American Dodge Dart compact sedan, is nearing its end, as these spy shots prove.

New Mopar '13 Dart Priced from $25,485 (€19,140) in the U.S.


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Dodge dealers are taking in orders for the limited-edition Mopar '13 Dart, which starts from $25,485 (€19,140), excluding a $995 (€750) delivery fee. The limited-edition Dart, which will be built in 500 units, will arrive this summer at dealerships across the country.

New 2013 Dodge Dart Special Edition Packages Bring More Equipment and Style


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On Wednesday, Dodge announced the availability of two new “Special Edition” packages for the 2013 Dodge Dart and a new Rallye Appearance Group customizing kit. Available on SXT and Limited models, these packages combine features and content that are most frequently ordered by Dart customers.

My Selection of the Most Promising Crop of Current Models from Detroit's Big Three


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The US automotive industry used to represent so much more than just the Big Three, which are no longer automakers in the romantic sense, but multinational corporations that make cars. In my view, the American automotive industry sector was at its peak in the 1930s, and then it slowly faded into a mentality of bigger is better in the 1970s. By the year 2008, the remaining three major forces admitted defeat and it was only thanks to Obama's controversial bailout scheme that they are still here today.

Now, while in the 1990s, and even up until 2008, many American cars were for the most part mediocre when compared to the standard set by the Japanese and Europeans, they now seem to be making a worthy comeback, with models which would appeal to any potential car buyer in the world as genuinely enticing propositions. However, don't mistake this for a buying guide, because it's not – it is my selection of promising American cars.

Dodge Dart Wears its Mopar 13' Outfit and Heads to the Chicago Auto Show


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If you answered 'Dart' to the question we posed in regards to a teaser picture of a new Mopar 13' model released by Chrysler earlier this week, then you may look at the mirror and give yourself a big thumbs-up.

The limited edition Mopar '13 Dart is the fourth model in the Mopar special series since the company partnered with Fiat in 2009 and follows the Mopar '10 Challenger, Mopar '11 Charger and Mopar '12 Chrysler 300. It will make its first public appearance at next week's Chicago Auto Show and go on sale this spring in a limited run of 500 units.

Did an Insider Leak the New 2014 Dodge Dart SRT4?


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A couple of hours ago, a number of sites reported about an allegedly leaked teaser sketch of the 2014 Dodge Dart SRT4, presumably sourced from a site named Ontariostreetcar.

Since the source matters when it comes to these kinds of stories, we took a closer look at Ontariostreetcar. There we found a number of unaccredited images and renderings including one of our own, the 2014 Chevy SS, so it quickly became evident that this website wasn't the source.

To make a long story short, we traced back the image to the 'Neon Enthusiasts' forums and one of its members named "Neon GTS". As it turns out, it's a screen shot of a PDF (or PowerPoint) file from a computer. The author's posting is even more interesting:

Dodge Presents Faintly Sportier Dart GT with Tuned Chassis and 184hp 2.4L Engine


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Dodge couldn't wait until next week's Detroit auto show to tell us about the latest addition to its Dart range, the sportier GT model that sits atop the Limited edition featuring the brand's 2.4-liter Tigershark MultiAir2 four-cylinder engine delivering 184 ponies and 174 lb.-ft. of torque to the front wheels.

When the Chrysler Group announced pricing for the Dart last April, it made word of an identically-equipped R/T version fitted with the same 184hp engine priced at $22,495 (excluding handling and delivery) that would become available in the third quarter of the year.

Consumer Reports Tests Dodge Dart, Says Close Enough, But No Cigar; XTS, MKS & ES Also Rated


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The Dodge Dart compact is the first completely new product to come out of the Fiat-Chrysler alliance and it has just been tested by Consumer Reports (CR). While buyers don’t necessarily adhere to what the motoring press has to say, CR’s tests still command enough heft in the U.S. market to make a carmaker dread its verdict.

So, how did the Dart do? The good news is that CR, which tested two versions of the Dart, the US$20,680 2.0-liter SXT and the US$24,490 1.4-liter Rallye, praised their quiet cabin, nimble handling and taut yet compliant ride. The bad news is that, neither of them scored high enough to earn the coveted “recommended” tag.

“The Dart is the first decent compact car from Dodge in decades,” said CR’s Auto Test Center director Jake Fisher. “It has some solid positives. But overall it can’t yet measure up to the best in class.”

New Dodge Dart Dresses Up as a Cop Car to Escort Food Drive Procession


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While the Chrysler Group doesn't offer a police car version of the new 2013 Dodge Dart, the Detroit carmaker liked the idea proposed by the Belvidere Police Department that wanted to drive a locally made car as an escort today on their way to the Boone County Food Pantry.

The specially-made Dart patrol car, which comes complete with an overhead light bar and Belvidere Police Department graphics on the sides, led a convoy of Chrysler Group vehicles loaded with food for Thanksgiving Day dinners.

Mopar Shows the Darker Side of the 2013 Dodge Dart with SEMA Study


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With the aftermarket party that is the SEMA Show in Las Vegas approaching our way, the Chrysler Group wanted to give us an early look at some of the cars its Mopar division has prepared for the event.

Following the unveiling of the Fiat 500 Beach Cruiser Concept earlier today, the automaker continued the presentations with the 2013 Dodge Dart Carbon Fire prototype.

The charcoal grey colored Dart sedan has been dressed up appropriately for SEMA with a selection of production and prototype Mopar parts, highlighted by a full carbon fiber hood with a hood scoop that is said to offer significant weight savings, but which is not yet commercially available.