2013 Dodge Dart leaked ahead of Detroit debut [video]

The Alfa-Dodge-Meo

On the eve of the North American International Auto Show, the 2013 Dodge Dart has been leaked in all its glory.

Essentially a Caliber replacement, the Dart is a four-door sedan which is based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta but rides on a modified Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) platform. It features an aggressive front fascia, a crosshair grille and optional 18-inch alloy wheels. Out back, there's "racetrack" tail lights, a dual exhaust system and an integrated trunk spoiler.

The interior is a huge leap forward as it has soft-touch materials, ambient lighting and color-keyed accents. Options include a heated steering wheel, a digital instrument cluster and an 8.4-inch Uconnect Touch infotainment system.

Under the hood, three engines will be available: a 1.4-liter MultiAir Turbo, a 2.0-liter Tigershark and a 2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark. They can be connected to three different transmissions which are expected to include a six-speed TCT (Twin Clutch Transmission) and a nine-speed automatic.

The Dodge Dart will be officially unveiled on Monday, so stay tuned for full details.

Source: Autoblog

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It'w a nice little car, but not for a Dodge. And they could have done a better job in the interior than copying the previous generation of Kia Rio!
Jan 9, 2012 3:42 pm
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Jan 9, 2012 12:00 pm
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i despise it for one reason... it has... NO passing resemblance to the old dodge dart why not give it an entire brand new damn name? The camaro and challenger did much better jobs at pulling off a revamp.
Jan 9, 2012 3:38 am
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It could grow on me... But why not call it Neon? The front seats look like leftovers from the late 90s Chrysler sedans (300M, Concorde)
Jan 9, 2012 1:27 am
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Neat Car, Very trendy..
Jan 9, 2012 1:10 am
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This car looks fine. But maybe the design needs to be a little bit more edgy to really be easily recognized as a Dodge on the street.
Jan 8, 2012 6:29 pm
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Dodge Neon is back :)
Jan 8, 2012 1:16 pm
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nice car I like it
Jan 8, 2012 12:57 pm
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I dunno why people are down on it? It's a fantastic looking small car
Jan 8, 2012 11:27 am
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It's the badge on the front of the car. If it were a BMW or a Volkswagen, they'd most likely be swooning that it's the greatest thing to ever happen since sliced bread. Unfortunately, the badge makes them rip on the car...even if they haven't driven it, or seen it in the metal in person.
Jan 8, 2012 12:02 pm
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agreed...the comments also reflect a lack of maturity and realism about the auto industry while at times expressing extreme prejudice bearing no relation to the merit of the vehicle...
Jan 9, 2012 9:35 am
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I like it, it's a nice Fiat :P
Jan 8, 2012 11:07 am
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I like it.
Jan 8, 2012 7:03 am
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I wasn't expecting much from this car, but it looks like a Smaller Charger, and that's a good thing. Good job, Dodge!
Jan 8, 2012 6:56 am
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oh, look, a scirocco! oh no, it's a fiesta sedan! nnneah, it's a scion. nope, it's an older neon. could it be...? oh no, it's the new dodge flop!
Jan 8, 2012 6:33 am
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Euro-Dodge) Muscle car with a baby face) Dodge, try harder!)
Jan 8, 2012 5:58 am
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Dodge Fart
Jan 8, 2012 5:51 am
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Beautiful! but the interior is a bit outdated
Jan 8, 2012 3:53 am
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car looks pretty ok! But hey.. That is such a cheap copy of the Audi Q5, when it comes to have the text in the front light indicators.
Jan 8, 2012 1:42 am
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I don't think they wanted to copy Q5)
Jan 8, 2012 6:07 am
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1st any anybody who has the money to buy a car should comment, not the ones who are broke, can't afford, and plain like to place hate messages. For the later head to Motortrend blog. The car is descent design, much like attractive Audi in the plebian target market. Problem it is just like an Audi, nice and untrustworthy as a brand, attractive but unreliable! I hope Fiat has done a turnaround in improving the expectations of Chrysler/Dodge very poor supplier base!
Jan 7, 2012 11:12 pm
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Nice, very nice.
Jan 7, 2012 11:07 pm
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Eh...the side looks kind of like the last-gen Hyundai Elantra to me...well, maybe it'll look better in person at the auto show next week. I do like the wheels and front/rear fascia, though, and I LOVE the interior.
Jan 7, 2012 8:50 pm
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