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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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il_tifosi il_tifosi
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 9th, 2012 10:42pm
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MrDanaston MrDanaston
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Jan 9th, 2012 7:00pm
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donotwant donotwant
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 9th, 2012 10:38am
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NCFrederick NCFrederick
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 9th, 2012 8:27am
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aksaid aksaid
Neat Car, Very trendy..
Jan 9th, 2012 8:10am
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TomasCorrea TomasCorrea
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 9th, 2012 1:29am
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C-KING C-KING
Dodge Neon is back :)
Jan 8th, 2012 8:16pm
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SPORTINGUISTA_29 SPORTINGUISTA_29
nice car I like it
Jan 8th, 2012 7:57pm
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v1p3r v1p3r
I dunno why people are down on it? It's a fantastic looking small car
Jan 8th, 2012 6:27pm
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marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net
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 8th, 2012 7:02pm
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autoficianado autoficianado
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 9th, 2012 4:35pm
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opelbauer opelbauer
I like it, it's a nice Fiat :P
Jan 8th, 2012 6:07pm
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Anthony_Hughes Anthony_Hughes
I like it.
Jan 8th, 2012 2:03pm
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
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 8th, 2012 1:56pm
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charlemagne charlemagne
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 8th, 2012 1:33pm
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TS TS
Euro-Dodge) Muscle car with a baby face) Dodge, try harder!)
Jan 8th, 2012 12:58pm
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WWW47 WWW47
Dodge Fart
Jan 8th, 2012 12:51pm
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Speedoholic Speedoholic
Beautiful! but the interior is a bit outdated
Jan 8th, 2012 10:53am
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tumbo tumbo
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 8th, 2012 8:42am
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TS TS
I don't think they wanted to copy Q5)
Jan 8th, 2012 1:07pm
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techie69 techie69
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 8th, 2012 6:12am
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NYyanks NYyanks
Nice, very nice.
Jan 8th, 2012 6:07am
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marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net marshall-mills@sbcglobal.net
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 8th, 2012 3:50am
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lambocop lambocop
Looks OLD, and OUTDATED already...man!!! how did Fiat approve this? It reminds me of a Fiat from the 90s
Jan 8th, 2012 3:35am
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