2013 Mopar Dodge Dart Revealed Ahead of Chicago Auto Show Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Dodge has unveiled a sinister new Mopar Dart ahead of its official debut next week at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

The Mopar Dart will be the fourth special-edition, Mopar-badged vehicle the American automaker has created since it partnered with Fiat in 2009. It will be limited to just 500 units and will be customized with Mopar performance parts and accessories.

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Powered by the 1.4-liter MultiAir intercooled-turbo engine mated to a manual transmission, the Mopar Dart gets outfitted with a sport-tuned exhaust system, giving it a throatier tone compared to the standard model. A more aggressive stance and better handling come courtesy of a lowered sport suspension kit while handling has been enhanced even further with revised steering calibration.

The gloss-black exterior is contrasted by a pair of Mopar Blue racing stripes while lower profile 225/40R18 tires has been fitted. Upgrading the Dart’s braking capabilities is a premium brake kit with slotted rotors from Mopar. The aesthetics also benefit from a ground effects kit which includes a front lip, one-piece trunk spoiler, and rear diffuser.

On the inside, the Mopar Dart features a Mopar Blue leather seat with contrasting black accents for the driver, while the rest of the interior features black leather with blue accent stitching. Each vehicle will have a Mopar serialized badge and also features technology such as wireless charging for smartphones.

No pricing was announced for the 2013 Mopar Dodge Dart, but AutoGuide will be sure to check it out at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show and report back with any figures.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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