Sporty New Dodge Dart GT Coming to NAIAS


The Detroit Bureau - January 9, 2013

Dodge plans to expand the Dart line-up, intro­duced less than a year ago, with the new GT sport model – to be promi­nently dis­play at the upcom­ing Detroit Auto Show.

Find out what Mar­chionne has in mind for the Dart lineup.

A key exec­u­tive from one of Chrysler’s com­peti­tors noted recently that one of the prob­lems [Ser­gio] Mar­chionne and com­pany are fac­ing in mar­ket­ing the Dart is that poten­tial cus­tomers really don’t think of Chrysler when they shop for a subcompact.

Bring­ing on the GT ver­sion is clearly part of the ongo­ing effort to raise the vis­i­bil­ity of the entire Dart lineup.

“The new Dart GT embod­ies the best attrib­utes that com­pact car buy­ers are look­ing for, includ­ing out­stand­ing style, per­for­mance, tech­nol­ogy and value,” said Reid Bigland, Dodge Brand pres­i­dent and chief exec­u­tive offi­cer. The addi­tion of the GT model could hit “the sweet spot” in the com­pact seg­ment, Bigland suggested.