2013 Dodge Dart GT makes its debut ahead of Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 8, 2013

Chrysler revealed today ahead of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show the new Dodge Dart GT, a model that features a sport-tuned suspension, distinctive styling and integrated dual exhaust. Still, this is not all as the new 2013 Dodge Dart comes with premium standard features such as perforated heated Nappa Leather seats, 8.4-inch touchscreen and 7-inch TFT for an outstanding value.

The 2013 Dodge Dart is the latest addition in the Dart lineup and for those who don’t know, this includes the Dart SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models. The 2013 Dodge Dart will have a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of only $20,995 (excluding destination). Under the hood we will find the 2.4-liter Tigershark Multiair2 four-cylinder engine delivering 184 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque.

This engine is bolted to six-speed manual transmission but as an option it can be fitted with a six-speed PowerTech automatic AutoStick. Other highlights of the 2013 Dodge Dart are the 18-inch aluminum wheels, unique performance front fascia with black accents and Hyper Black grille, black projector headlamp bezels, body-color door handles, racetrack LED taillamps, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic temperature control, remote start (with automatic transmission), universal garage door opener and GT badge.

Additional standard equipment includes projector fog lamps, power heated mirrors with supplemental signals and courtesy lamps, remote keyless entry, front center console with fore and aft sliding armrest.

As expected, the new Dodge Dart is available with a 12 exterior colors (at no extra charge), including Redline Red, Header Orange, Blue Streak, Citrus Peel, Laguna Blue, Pitch Black, Tungsten, Bright Silver, Bright White, True Blue, Maximum Steel and Winter Chill.

Press Release

Dodge Dart GT

The Dodge brand dug deep into its rich, nearly 100-year history to name its all-new compact car, the 2013 Dodge Dart, and is again drawing on the storied history for the newest Dodge Dart model.

The sporty Dodge Dart GT model originally made its debut in 1963 and offered drivers enhanced performance and style, including a heavy-duty suspension that delivered improved ride and handling characteristics.

The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart GT model delivers sport-tuned suspension attributes that cater to the driving enthusiast, distinctive styling, including standard class-exclusive racetrack LED taillamps and integrated dual exhaust, and it's loaded with premium standard features, including perforated heated Nappa Leather seats, 8.4-inch touchscreen and 7-inch TFT for an outstanding value, with a starting U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of only $20,995 (excluding destination).

"The new Dart GT embodies the best attributes that compact car buyers are looking for, including outstanding style, performance, technology and value," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO Dodge Brand. "With 184 horsepower, 18-inch aluminum wheels, sport suspension, premium leather interior and several class-exclusive features, the Dart GT represents the sweet spot in the compact car market, offering mid-size roominess combined with premium amenities for only $20,995 MSRP."

The Dart GT model is the latest addition to the 2013 Dodge Dart lineup, which currently includes the Dart SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models. Dodge continues to investigate a high-performance R/T model.

Building off the exceptionally well-equipped Dart Limited, the GT adds: 184 horsepower 2.4-iter Tigershark with MultiAir 2 with six-speed manual or available six-speed PowerTech automatic AutoStick; 18-inch aluminum wheels; sport suspension with frequency sensing damping shocks; unique performance front fascia with black accents and Hyper Black grille; black projector headlamp bezels; body-color door handles; class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust with bright exhaust tips; class-exclusive racetrack LED taillamps; unique premium Nappa perforated leather seats in Black with Ruby Red stitching or two-tone Black/Ruby Red; class-exclusive heated steering wheel; heated front seats; dual-zone automatic temperature control; remote start (with automatic transmission); universal garage door opener and GT badge.

Additional standard equipment on the 2013 Dart GT model includes: projector fog lamps; power heated mirrors with supplemental signals and courtesy lamps; class-exclusive 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen; class-exclusive floating island bezel; ParkView rear backup camera; class-exclusive 7-inch TFT (Thin Film Transistor) reconfigurable instrument cluster display; premium door trim panel with soft-touch upper surfaces; leather steering wheel with audio controls and speed control; accent stitching on the instrument panel; power 10-way driver seat, including power lumbar support; driver and front passenger seatback pockets; overhead console with sunglass holder; front passenger in-seat storage; illuminated front cup holders; illuminated vanity mirrors; temperature and compass gauge; 12-volt auxiliary power outlet in console; speed-sensitive power locks; power windows with express one-touch up/down front windows; ambient LED interior lighting; automatic headlamps; active grille shutters; underbody aerodynamic treatment; tire pressure monitoring display; air conditioning with micron filter; power mirrors; remote keyless entry; front center console with fore and aft sliding armrest; 60/40 split folding rear seat with armrest with storage/cup holders and trunk pass-through; six-speakers; security alarm; front and rear floor mats and 600-amp maintenance-free battery.

A variety of options are available to allow the GT customer the ability to personalize their Dodge Dart to their exact specifications. It starts with a choice of 12 exterior colors - all available at no extra charge - including Redline Red, Header Orange, Blue Streak, Citrus Peel, Laguna Blue, Pitch Black, Tungsten, Bright Silver, Bright White, True Blue, Maximum Steel and Winter Chill.

Optional equipment includes:

Six-speed Powertech automatic transmission with AutoStick
Technology Group (push-button start, keyless Enter 'N Go, rain sensing wipers, smart beam headlamps, blind spot monitoring with rear cross path detection)
18-inch Hyper Black Aluminum Wheels
Power Sunroof
HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlamps
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Garmin Navigation with Sirius XM Travel Link
Alpine Premium Sound System with 10 speakers, including subwoofer and 506 watt amplifier
Engine block heater

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