Dodge to reveal 137kW Dart GT

2013-01-09 11:50

Chrysler Group will unveil a new version of the Dodge Dart at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week, one with more power.

The 2013 Dart GT will feature a 137kW, 2.4-litre Tigershark engine mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed PowerTech automatic transmission, a sport-tuned suspension with frequency-sensing shock-absorbers and a host of premium touches inside and out, including perforated Nappa leather seats and 18" aluminium rims for a starting US price equivalent to about R180 250.


Dodge president Reid Bigland said: "The new Dart GT embodies the best attributes that compact-car buyers are looking for, including outstanding style, performance, technology and value.”

The GT has a unique performance enhancing nose with black accents and a black grille; black projector headlight housings; body-colour door releases; heatable steering wheel and front seats; dual-zone auto aircon; a universal garage-door opener and GT badge.

The new version of the Dart will also have some unique styling touches - among them an dual exhaust and diode tail lights.

It will join a line-up that already includes the Dart SE, SXT, Rallye, Aero and Limited models.


  • mulzar - 2013-01-09 14:12

    Hmmmm.... "a 37kW, 2.4-litre Tigershark engine"?

  • trevorlbennett - 2013-01-09 15:03

    Wow 137Kw, it is a monster. Lol...

  • gerhard.b.botha - 2013-01-09 20:05

    Paying close to R 5000 a kw. Most expensive I would say.

  • chris.summers.3954 - 2013-01-09 20:21

    Tigershark...Powertech....Rallye.....Chrysler's marketing department had one big circle wank over this brief. 10 Bucks says it'll still struggle to break 0-100 in less than 10 seconds.

  • thando.gqabaza - 2013-01-10 18:29

    "performance enhancing nose" ? Ha ha ha Americans

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