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2013 Dodge Dart Revisited

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2013 Dodge Dart

As we revealed in an earlier post at the beginning of December, The Dodge brand is back in the U.S. compact sedan segment – in a big way – as the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart made its world debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 9, 2012.

The 2013 Dodge Dart redefines performance with Alfa Romeo DNA, fuel-efficient powertrains and Dodge’s passion for performance. The all-new Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that’s fuel-efficient, beautifully designed and crafted, agile and fun-to-drive.

Loaded with innovative technology, class-leading safety features and clever functionality, the 2013 Dodge Dart sets a new standard in the compact car segment by offering unmatched personalization, roominess, style, functionality and fun-to-drive dynamics.

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Give Your Vehicle the Gift of Upgrades at your Fredericksburg Auto Repair Dealer

As you complete your holiday shopping for everyone from your significant other to your ten nieces and nephews, your kids’ coaches, and even the garbage men,  there’s something (someone?) you should not forget….

your beloved ‘Lucille’ or ‘Big ‘Ol Blue’ or ‘Nigel.’  Whether two- or four-door, extended cab or compact, whether you’ve given it a name or not, your Fredericksburg Auto Repair shop has what you’re looking for this holiday season to treat your vehicle for being good to you all year-long.

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg, your home town Fredericksburg Auto Repair Shop, has the perfect gift for your vehicle: Mopar Parts & Accessories

Mopar has a selection that is almost endless with choices – perfect for every Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram driver.  Here are a few of our favorites:

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Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg sees a glimpse of Alfa Romeo DNA in the New Dodge Dart

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2013 Dodge Dart

Chrysler has just released preliminary information on the exciting new Dodge Dart, the first all new car to be born from the Fiat / Chrysler collaboration. The Dodge Dart features the cutting edge C-Evo chassis developed by Fiat and first used in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

Chrysler adapted this dynamic platform and cloaked it in all new sheet metal designed and built in America for Americans. With a chassis developed by a company world renown for producing some of the finest driving vehicles ever made, the Dodge Dart promises to offer a driving experience missing from this segment.

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg is excited to share the Chrysler press release on the new Dodge Dart:

Dodge Hits the Mark With the All-new 2013 Dodge Dart Compact Car

Auburn Hills, Mich. , Dec 6, 2011 – Dodge redefines performance in the compact car segment with an all-new, state-of-the-art four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics – the 2013 Dodge Dart.

  • Dodge Dart Blends Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge’s Passion for Performance, resulting in a Groundbreaking Car with the Ultimate Blend of Power, Fuel Economy, Handling and Style
  • The Dodge brand is back in the U.S. compact sedan segment – in a big way – as the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart will make its world debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 9, 2012
  • Built on a world-class architecture, Dodge Dart offers three technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and powerful engines, including the 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo
  • Dodge delivers exceptional craftsmanship with class-leading technology and style

With Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge’s passion for performance at its core, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that’s fuel-efficient, beautifully designed and crafted, agile and brings fun back to driving in the segment.

Similar to the Dodge Dart of the late 1960s, the 2013 Dart offers a special blend of style, performance and innovation. The Dodge brand leveraged its nearly 100-year history of passion for building high-quality, innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and style, as well as from its partner Fiat’s global compact car expertise, to develop the all-new Dodge Dart.


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The all-new Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle based upon a Fiat architecture – adapted from the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Giulietta is renowned for satisfying the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety, with exceptional driving dynamics. The Dart leverages all of these attributes within a lengthened and widened platform delivering segment-leading levels of interior roominess.

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The all-new Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) architecture underpinning the Dart is a state-of-the-art architecture with an industry-leading 68 percent of the body composed of high-strength steel, resulting in a very strong and rigid structure. Combined with responsive steering, four-wheel independent suspension, and available 18-inch wheels, the Dart brings fun back to driving in the compact car segment.


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Unmistakable Dodge Design

The all-new 2013 Dart marks the Dodge brand’s re-entry into the compact sedan segment, hitting the bulls-eye with a modern, unmistakable Dodge design that builds upon its performance heritage while evoking emotion, efficiency and fluidity of movement.

Eye-catching exterior proportions are set off from every angle by dynamic lines and curves, along with advanced technology, to deliver class-leading aerodynamic performance. The personality-packed front view is instantly recognizable as an all-new Dodge with its tailored split-crosshair grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated fenders.

Signature Dodge full-width LED ‘racetrack’ tail lamps and class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust – both inspired by Dodge Charger – accentuate the athletic and muscular stance of this dynamic and passionate new design.


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The 2013 Dodge Dart will be powered by three fuel-efficient, powerful, state-of-the-art four-cylinder engines that add to Dart’s fun-to-drive quotient.

Drivers can select from 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. These three engines, combined with three transmission choices, combine to redefine performance by providing the most diverse powertrain lineup in its class.

MultiAir technology delivers optimum combustion at any speed under all driving conditions by allowing direct and dynamic control of air intake and combustion. The result is up to a 15 percent increase in low engine rpm torque, a 7.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 10 percent reduction in C02 emissions.


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The all-new Dodge Dart will be made in America at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. The Company is in the process of investing $600 million dollars to support the production of future products, including the 2013 Dodge Dart. The investment includes the construction of a 638,000-square-foot body shop, as well as the installation of new machinery, tooling and material handling equipment. Work on the expansion began in the summer of 2010 and will be completed this year.

The all-new Dodge Dart has been engineered with great levels of refinement, craftsmanship and engaging driving dynamics. Consumers can follow for additional photos and more information about the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart.


For nearly 100 years, Dodge has defined passionate and innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and in style. Building upon its rich heritage of muscle cars, racing technology and ingenious engineering, Dodge offers a full-line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs built for top performance – from power off the line and handling in the corners, to high-quality vehicles that deliver unmatched versatility and excellent fuel efficiency.

Only Dodge offers such innovative functionality combined with class-leading performance, exceptional value and distinctive design. With the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new Dodge Charger paired with the ZF eight-speed transmission that achieves a class-leading 31 miles per gallon on the highway, the new Durango and the significantly revamped Grand Caravan – inventor of the minivan – Journey, Avenger and iconic Challenger, Dodge now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the United States.

Contact Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg to learn more about the 2013 Dodge Dart. Call to find out when you can order your very own Dodge Dart, take a look at the new Dodge Dart for yourself in our showroom, and take a test drive in this new history-making vehicle.



540 898 7200/ 888 544 8122

this week’s blog courtesy of Chrysler Media

What’s all the BUZZZZZ about?

Hemi fans are experiencing a bit of nostalgia, as Dodge  unveils the Charger SRT8 Super Bee and the Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  Dodge first introduced the Super Bee in 1968, while the Yellow Jacket moniker followed on 1970 Challengers equipped with the 426 Hemi.safford chrysler jeep dodge of fredericksburg

Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee

Resurrecting a legendary performance name that had been dormant since 2009, the new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee has its sights set on writing its own distinguished chapter in a storied history that began back in 1968. This highest-profile version of Dodge’s Hemi-powered four-door fastback arrived in Los Angeles as a limited-edition offering, available in either Stinger Yellow or Pitch Black. As in the past, this current-gen iteration also boasts a dedicated graphics package along with functional and cosmetic upgrades — including the classic Super Bee stripes and logos along with a rear decklid spoiler.

Like the basic 2012 Charger SRT8, this new Super Bee gets its considerable sting from an upsized 6.4-liter Hemi V8 that cranks out 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque – up from the 425/420 figures of the 6.1-liter used in 2011. In addition to extra muscle, the changeover brings a new active valve exhaust system that lets the standard cylinder-deactivating Fuel Saver Technology function over an even wider a wider rev range. Beyond stepping up power and efficiency, it adds a more aggressive exhaust note during hard acceleration. Mated to the standard five-speed automatic transmission, it can send this higher-profile Charger from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds. Also in the Super Bee’s hive are a full SRT suspension and primo Brembo brakes as well as unique 20-inch cast-alloy wheels that can be wrapped in available Goodyear Eagle RS-A 2 all-season tires or ultra-performance Goodyear F1 Supercar rubber.

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Super Bee Interior

Inside the cabin of this ultra SRT8 variant, the Super Bee motif takes the form of performance buckets covered in exclusive Z-stripe cloth with yellow and silver striping set off by silver accent stitching. A Super Bee logo is embroidered on each front headrest and also appears a special dash plaque as well as on the car’s Electronic Vehicle Information Center at start up.

Dodge will only build a maximum of 1,000 of these 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee models, 500 of each color.

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Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket

Recalling the original 1970 concept vehicle of the same name, the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Yellow Jacket is a limited-edition exercise spun from the baseline Challenger SRT8 model. Set for its full reveal in Los Angeles, this appropriately named super coupe boasts a unique Stinger Yellow exterior set off with black accent elements.  According to Ralph Gilles, President and CEO – SRT Brand and Motorsports, that high-profile combo “speaks directly to the performance enthusiast who appreciates a memorable and collectible color that helps deliver even more excitement and exclusivity.”

Motivation for the Yellow Jacket comes from the same 6.4-liter Hemi V8 in the baseline Challenger SRT8, which sends its 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels by either a standard Tremec six-speed manual transmission or an optional five-speed automatic that also brings steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. While either engine/trans pairing also includes a limited-slip differential and is capable of sending this striking coupe from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds, opting for the autoshifter also brings Fuel Saver Technology that can deactivate four cylinders during low-stress driving.

To sharpen its reflexes, the 2012 Yellow Jacket also benefits from a new SRT-spec adaptive damping suspension. Specifically tuned for the Challenger SRT8 392 and offering driver-selectable “Auto” and “Sport” modes, Dodge says it gives the car the quickest turn-in and most agile handling of any SRT product currently on the market. To further heighten its fun-to-drive index, the package also includes a three-mode electronic stability control system, big Brembo brakes and lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels wrapped on Goodyear Eagle RSA or optional Goodyear F1 Supercar tires.

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Yellow Jacket Interior

Inside, the Yellow Jacket features standard leather seats with a contrasting Stinger Yellow trim band, silver accent stitching and embroidered Yellow Jacket logos.

Safford Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Fredericksburg will begin taking orders for both the Charger Super Bee and the Challenger Yellow Jacket next month and deliveries are slated to begin during the first quarter of 2012.


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