The Dodge brand is back in the U.S. compact sedan segment , as the 2013 Dodge Dart will make its world debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan on Jan. 9, 2012.
The all-new Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle based upon a Fiat architecture – adapted from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.
The all-new Dodge Dart will be made in America, at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. The company is in the process of investing $600 million dollars to support the production of future products, including the 2013 Dodge Dart.
The investment includes the construction of a 638,000 square-foot body shop, as well as the installation of new machinery, tooling and material handling equipment. Work on the expansion began in the summer of 2010 and will be completed this year.