Text: Vince Pornelos / Photos: Dodge Press | posted December 14, 2011 12:45
Revealing a revival
The Tokyo Motor Show is done, and now its time for car enthusiasts around the world to look forward to the next major motor show: January's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Chrysler Group is one of the first to preview what they've come up with for next year, and its a bit of a throwback to yesteryear as Dodge will be revealing the all new Dodge Dart, reviving one of the brand's old nameplates.
The Dart has a special place within the Dodge automotive family. It was available beginning in 1960 in North America, becoming a popular compact from 1963 to 1976. The new 2013 Dart will be the first Chrysler Group vehicle based on Fiat architecture, more specifically from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
The 2013 model marks the brand’s re-entry into the compact sedan segment, offering modern, unmistakable Dodge design. Its state-of-the-art architecture (with an industry-leading 68% of the body composed of high-strength steel), results in a very strong and rigid structure.
MultiAir technology delivers optimum combustion at any speed under all driving conditions by allowing direct and dynamic control of air intake and combustion. Dodge claims a 15% increase in low engine rpm torque, a 7.5% improvement in fuel efficiency and a 10% reduction in C02 emissions.
More details will be available on the Dodge Dart as the NAIAS nears.