Dodge Plans to Re-do the Dart in 2016
The Dodge Dart has been on a bit of a roll as of late. The sporty compact led the Dodge lineup in percentage sales gains last month and set consecutive sales records over the past four months. That's definitely a step in the right direction from where it once was. And according to Automotive News, the Dart is set to be the next big overhaul within the Dodge stable.
In mid-2016, Dodge will re-engineer the Dart and reportedly add a nine-speed automatic gearbox amongst other fuel-saving technologies. The compact Dart will come equipped with fewer standard features and available options in order to price the next-gen vehicle more affordably in the already crowded segment.
But that’s all fluff, because the real head turner will be an aggressively styled turbocharged SRT version, which is expected to debut later that year.
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For further developments from Dodge, Mopar fans will have to bide their time. The Charger and Challenger just underwent cosmetic updates and received their Hellcat overhauls, so further updates should be minimal until the muscle cars are redesigned in 2018.
The second half of 2015 will expectedly see the Viper gain a drop-top and a power boost for its V10 engine. The Journey and Durango will encounter a redesign and restyling in 2016 and 2017, respectively. And in 2018, Dodge is expected to rollout a Fiat-based subcompact hatch and sedan, provisionally called the ‘Hornet.’
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