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The new truck will be getting the air suspension setup found in the Jeep Grand Cherokee, giving the truck a whole new level of riding comfort. The 2013 Ram 1500 will be getting plenty of new goodies with Dodge looking to enhance the trucks’ luxury department as well as some new tech toys. It’ll be making its debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show.
The Conner Avenue Assembly Plant has been sitting idle since production on Dodge’s Viper ended back in July of 2010. But with the next generation Viper on the horizon as a 2013 model, Chrysler not only reopens a plant giving much-needed jobs, but America’s ultimate sports car will live on being produced exclusively in Motor City.
Current Chrysler hourly employees who previous worked at Conner will have the first opportunity to return, while the balance of the positions will be filled by hourly employees volunteering to transfer to the Conner plant. Chrysler Group will also begin transforming the Conner plant by integrating World Class Manufacturing (WCM), a system focused on reducing waste and continually making improvements towards quality and productivity.
With the Dodge Dart’s official debut around the corner at the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler has decided to continually tease us with exterior photos and now interior shots of the upcoming compact. Dodge is looking to make a statement with the interior of their Dart, boasting that it’ll feature materials and precision craftsmanship normally found in more expensive vehicles.
According to Dodge, the Dart will be loaded with state-of-the-art technology, loaded with cool amenities and unexpected delights for both the driver and his/her passengers. The Dart’s interior will feature plenty of personalization options with 14 interior color and trim combinations while the 7-inch TFT customizable gauge cluster display takes center stage in a class-exclusive floating island bezel. It also boasts the largest touchscreen – 8.4-inch – in its class equipped with UConnect.
The glove box houses a stowed iPad while the center console features auxiliary jacks for all your devices. Ambient lighting is plentiful throughout the interior while “racetrack” lighting surrounds the floating island bezel, giving it a really nice and luxurious feel to it.
Dodge also wanted to brag that the Dart will be the only vehicle in its class to offer Blind-Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path Detection. It’s shaping up to be a nice compact, but will it live up to its hype?
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