Dodge released the first teaser shots of the new Dart compact car ahead of its Detroit Motor Show debut.
The Dart is an Alfa Romeo Giulietta-based compact four-door sedan to replace the Caliber. What you get is Alfa engines, Alfa chassis and Alfa suspension, and a brand-new Dodge body on the top. Sounds like a nice blend.
The Alfa Romeo bits have proven themselves and they are good. So the only thing remain to speculate about is the design. Dodge says they wanted something with iconic Dodge style, while evoking emotion, efficiency and fluidity of movement.
Dodge signature features are clear to see all over the body, including the split-crosshair grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated fenders, as well as the full-width LED ‘racetrack’ tail lamps and the dual exhaust borrowed directly from the latest Charger.
The powertrain lineup for the 2013 Dart includes a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.0-liter engine, a 16-valve 1.4-liter MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine, and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4-liter MultiAir four cylinder engine.