The 2013 Dodge Dart is Born!!

by mbethard

2013 dodge dart is born!!

It was an exciting day for the Chrysler plant, in Belvidere, Illinois, as the workers who invested over eight months of preparation watched the first 2013 Dodge Dart roll off the Chrysler assembly line.

“I’ve never been in a plant that I feel is more trained and ready than (the) workforce that we have out there today,” said Kurt Kavajecz, manager at Chrysler’s Belvidere, Ill., assembly plant, said as the first one rolled by.

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg will have delivery of The Dart in June. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts ( read here ) this beautiful compact car was developed from the underlying structure of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta and is the first jointly engineered offspring of the marriage between Chrysler and majority owner Fiat.

The Dart production began last September, on the same assembly line as the Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass, which are built on completely different platforms – this created a huge challenge.

Chrysler and UAW workers worked through numerous issues as they built prototypes of the Dart, Kavajecz said, but that did not prevent the plant from launching the car on schedule. “We got to a point where building Darts wasn’t really a big deal,” he said.

Dart is Chrysler’s first new compact car since 1995, when the Dodge and Plymouth Neon was introduced.

2013 dodge dart

The new Dodge Dart will be available 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, setting a new standard for the compact car class.The 2013 Dodge Dart will be offered with five trim levels and a starting price of $15,995.

It’s not too late to place an order for your very own 2013 Dodge Dart – Don’t miss your chance to own a car full of a passion for American performance and style, with a little Italian DNA mixed in….


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