Dodge has released these initial teaser images for the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart. Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Dodge Dart is the latest example of Fiat Chrysler synergy and marks Dodge's re-entry into the compact sedan segment.

Dodge has released these initial teaser images for the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart. Based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Dodge Dart is the latest example of Fiat Chrysler synergy and marks Dodge's re-entry into the compact sedan segment.

With the Dart name revived from the 1960's compact model, Dodge is highlighting performance and style. Without giving too much away prior to its debut at Detroit in January, Dodge is quick to point out the Dart is based on the Giulietta's platform which Dodge calls Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) architecture. It is agile with responsive steering, four-wheel independent suspension, and available with 18-inch wheels.

Dodge describes the body with sporty overtones by using such language as "dynamic lines" and "aerodynamic performance". To emphasize their point, Dodge tells us the Dart is distinguished by "split-crosshair grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated fenders. Signature Dodge full-width LED 'racetrack' tail lamps and class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust - both inspired by Dodge Charger - accentuate the athletic and muscular stance of this dynamic and passionate new design.

Adopted straight from the Giulietta, the Dart will be be available with a family of three four-cylinder powerplants dubbed Tigershark. They include a 16-valve 2.0-liter engine, a 16-valve 1.4-liter MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine, and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4-liter MultiAir four cylinder engine most likely for the top line R/T model producing 175-180 bhp (183 PS / 134 kW). In the Giulietta the 1.4-liter MultiAir turbo produces 168 hp (170 PS / 125 kW) with 180 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. Dodge says three transmission choices will be available, most likely a six-speed manual and TCT (Twin Clutch Transmission) from the Giulietta, but they dont specify the third.

The all-new Dodge Dart will be assembled at Chrysler Group's Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill.

Check out this revealing spy photo of the Dart.

More details to follow in Detroit.

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