Dart lineup gets revamped

Three (sort of) new trim levels, one new package, plus lower pricing.

SXT Sport, Turbo, GT Sport are the new trim levels, all of which should give a temporary kick in the pants to Dart sales numbers. The Chrome Package sounds cool for those of you that like da bling.

SXT Sport is a mashup of SE and SXT, replacing both of those. Turbo is basically the Aero it replaces, while adding a mildly sported up appearance. GT Sport is the old GT, only with standard 17 inch wheels.

Out of the three, ‘Turbo’ as a nameplate should help alleviate confusion with the current lineup. Unlike other automakers of the last 30 years, previous marketing efforts seem to have overlooked the turbocharged engine. Sure, it’s just a 1.4, but what the hell, other automakers make their small displacement pressurized 4 bangers well known these days. Continue reading…


the Dart R/T concept

Back in ’12 (for model year ’13) we were supposed to see a Dart R/T upon this compact’s debut. Then that got changed out for the name Dart GT. Now it’s back, sort of. The ’14 (or ’15?) Dart R/T is purely in concept form only. Good news is, you can probably assemble your own R/T out of parts from Ma Mopar, or wait for the inevitable R/T on the showroom floor… They don’t tell us what’s under the hood, but chances are it’s no Hellcat!

Dodge Dart R/T Concept - Mopar is gearing up to hit the Strip in full force at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nov. 4–7, with a fleet of Mopar-modified vehicles and hundreds of existing and prototype Mopar products. Among the “Moparized” vehicles on display will be the Dodge Dart R/T Concept to demonstrate that in addition to value and style, the 2015 Dodge Dart has loads of potential to deliver the goods for performance enthusiasts.
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