Dodge has released some teaser images for its upcoming Dart that will be based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Dart will be the latest example of the Fiat-Chrysler alliance and will mark Dodge’s re-entry into the compact sedan segment.
The name has been taken from a compact model from the 1960s and Dodge is Keen to highlight the vehicles performance and style. Dodge has been quick to point out that it is based on the same platform as the Giulietta, which the firm claims helps make it agile with responsive steering and independent suspension.
The body is said to have sporty overtones with strong dynamic lines and good aerodynamic performance. The front end is distinguished by a split-crosshair grille, projector headlights and accentuated fenders. There will be some signature Dodge characteristics as well, such as full-width LED racetrack taillights and an integrated dual-exhaust system, both of which have drawn inspiration from the Dodge Charger.
The Dart is set to take engines from the Alfa as well, with the range consisting of three four-cylinder motors, which Dodge has dubbed Tigershark. The first of which is a two-litre 16V engine, next up is a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbocharged unit and finally there is a new Tigershark 2.4-litre MultiAir. The 2.4 will most likely be used for the range-topping R/T model and should produce around 134kW. Three transmissions will be offered and will most likely be a six-speed manual and the TCT dual-clutch gearbox, as for the third, Dodge is remaining quiet.