What do you get when you mix Alfa Romero DNA with Dodge passion and design? A compact sedan that rewrites all the rules.

The Dart Story: Six-Speed Manual Transmission

 

A key to the 2013 Dart’s design mission is what Dodge engineers call “fun-to-drive dynamics.” For many drivers, shifting gears is an important part of the fun, and the Dart’s six-speed manual transmission is tailor-made for them.

 

Offered as standard equipment with all three available Dart engines, the six-speed manual transmission is a compact and lightweight state-of-the-art unit. Carrying the internal designation C635, the transmission has a rated capacity of 350 Newton-meters (258 lb-ft). The Dart’s gear ratios are optimized to maintain low engine rpm at highway speeds…

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The Dart Story: Six-Speed Manual Transmission

2013 Dart Wins Top Interior Award

 

From a field of 40 vehicles in every price category, the editors of WardsAuto World have selected the cabin of the 2013 Dodge Dart as one of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2012.

 

Only vehicles with new or redesigned interiors are eligible for the award. Other winners of the Ward’s interior honor for 2012 include the Audi A7, the Infiniti JX35, and the Chrysler 300 Luxury Series, placing the value-priced Dart in some very impressive company.

 

“The new 2013 Dodge Dart is the first of our…

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2013 Dart Wins Top Interior Award

The Dart Story: Manufacturing

 

The 2013 Dodge Dart is proudly built in America at a state-of-the-art Chrysler facility in Belvidere, Illinois. Leveraging advanced tools and technology, the Belvedere facility is able to assemble the all-new Dodge Dart to world-class quality standards.

 

“This is a crucial vehicle launch for the company as we re-enter the compact sedan market, and everyone is committed to launching a high-quality product,” says Doug Betts, Senior Vice President, Quality, Chrysler Group LLC. “We’ve invested $20 million in new quality tools and processes at the Belvidere Assembly Plant to…

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The Dart Story: Manufacturing