Chrysler released more teaser shots of the 2013 Dodge Dart this morning; clearly trying to increase interest leading up to the January 9, 2012 reveal at the Detroit Auto Show. The interior styling clearly matches the exterior shots we saw last week, including light pipe interior illumination to match the Dart’s sweet Charger-esk rear end. The 2 new images, and additional specs about the tech-focused dart, leave me only to wonder… how will the power train perform?
Dodge is promising to deliver unsurpassed quality in the compact car segment with their all new Dart for 2013. The Dart is being targeted to drivers who want a unique ride; touting its generously customizable gauge cluster (with navigation!), the class leading UConnect Touch 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia center, in addition to Mopar’s offering of “Hundreds of customization options and themed packages specifically developed for the Dart.” The compact sedan will keep the practical user in mind with ample cabin storage including console map pockets (press release called them pockets… and we all know how I feel about pockets,) electronic hookups in the center console, and glove box depth deep enough to stowe an iPad (who actually puts gloves in there anyway, right?)
With the exterior teaser shots released last week, and today’s glimpse of the interior bits, Dodge seems to be right on track to deliver a hefty competitor in the compact sedan segment. If the performance specs, and EPA fuel ratings match what Dodge is claiming… The Dart will be a home run.