Dodge Dart Nine-Speed Automatic Delayed to 2016

Dodge Dart Nine-Speed Automatic Delayed to 2016

The Dodge Dart won’t benefit from a new transmission for another couple of years.

According to a recent report detailing the American automaker’s future plans, the Dart will be re-engineered in mid-2016 and that’s when the compact sedan will benefit from a new nine-speed automatic transmission and other technologies to improve fuel economy. To help make the Dodge Dart more affordable, the automaker will also give it fewer standard features and available options while styling updates will give it a bolder look.

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Joining the lineup will be a turbocharged SRT variant in late 2016 as Dodge hopes to make the Dart a more attractive proposition in a crowded segment. For the current model year, Dodge has simplified the lineup slightly though five trim levels and three engines are still available.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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