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Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Dodge Dart Interior Sets New Standards.

New Dodge Dart

The new Dodge Dart is out to set new standards in interior design and function in the compact segment. Just when VW and Honda have taken a step backwards in their interior appointments, Dodge is poised to grab leadership in the tightly competitive compact market. Dodge designers were given free rein to unleash their creativity and, no doubt were inspired by the Fiat Groups luxury brands like Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia and Alfa Romeo. The interior of the new Dodge Dart features materials, design and technology that is normally found on premium vehicles.

This, along with its cutting edge chassis, derived from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, promises to have the new Dodge Dart shaking up the compact car segment which is typically characterized by bland, stodgy offerings.

Below is a hint of some of the interior features of the new Dodge Dart, courtesy of Chrysler.

New Dodge Dart stitching detail

Setting a New Standard – Quality & Spaciousness
Dodge designers focused on creating a modern blend of precision craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology, exciting bursts of color and hand-sculpted shapes when designing the Dart’s interior, which is made with materials and technology typically found in more expensive vehicle segments. Starting with modern Dodge DNA and through the use of innovative ambient interior lighting, high-quality soft-touch materials and high-tech features, the 2013 Dodge Dart is loaded with cool amenities and unexpected delights for both drivers and passengers.

New Dodge Dart touchscreen

The Dart’s “driver-centric” layout is designed to put all controls within easy reach of the driver. Customizable displays and comfort-tuned seats are packaged in an exceptionally spacious, pleasing interior. Packaged in the footprint of a compact car, the 2013 Dodge Dart features the interior spaciousness of a mid-sized sedan, and it boasts best-in-class hip and shoulder room.

Unmatched Customization
Customization was key in the all-new Dodge Dart’s development, and with 12 exterior colors, 14 interior color and trim combinations, six wheel options, three engine options and three transmissions, each Dodge Dart can be personalized by every buyer to fit their individual style. And the combinations are multiplied exponentially, as Mopar will also offer hundreds of customization options and themed packages specifically developed for the Dart.

New Dodge Dart instrument panel

Class-leading Technology
The high-tech centerpiece of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is the class-exclusive floating island bezel, which houses the segment-exclusive available 7-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) customizable gauge cluster display with light pipe surround that also houses the available class-exclusive UConnect Touch 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia center -- the largest touch-screen in its class.

Thoughtful storage options throughout fit today’s technology. The glove box easily conceals a stowed iPad; the center console features auxiliary jacks to plug in a wide variety of electronic devices, and thoughtful, inventive storage solutions, such as console map pockets, which are perfect for storing mobile phones, receipts, or pen and paper.

Lighting in all the right places provides drivers and passengers a warm, comfortable cockpit. Available “racetrack” lighting surrounds the floating island bezel. Ambient lighting for the door handles, map pockets, foot wells, glove box, storage bin and illuminated cup holders is both useful and provides a warm atmosphere inside the vehicle.

New Dodge Dart door panel detail

Unmatched Safety
Safety was also at the forefront in the development of the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart. Built on a strong foundation, constructed with 68 percent high-strength steel, engineers added both active and passive safety features, including 10 standard airbags, which is unsurpassed in the segment. The 2013 Dodge Dart is also the only car in its class to offer blind spot monitoring and rear cross path detection.

Watch the live unveil of the new Dodge Dart on, January 9, 2012 8:45 a.m.-9:05 a.m. EST

Courtesy of Chrysler Media

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