2018 Dodge Dart is an automobile produced by the American manufacturer Dodge for the North American markets. Dodge Dart is the first car model produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from an Alfa Romeo Giulietta or Fiat Bravo II model. 2018 Dart is also the first car of the American manufacturer entirely designed and developed under the control of the Italian company.
Starting from its study for the Dodge Dart, Fiat Auto developed for the Chinese market the Fiat Viaggio, produced locally in conjunction with its partner Guangzhou-Fiat and presented at the Beijing Motor Show. The Dodge Dart was assembled at the Belvidere, Illinois plant where the Jeep Compass and Patriot are also produced.
The 2018 Dart is rich in electronic equipment. In particular, it has the Fiat “Connect” common connection system that equips the entire Alfa Romeo range. The Dart is available in 12 exterior colors, 14 interiors, and 7 rim versions. 2018 Dodge Dart is also the first car, not Alfa Romeo to receive the “Alfa Romeo DNA” system.
2018 Dodge Dart Design
Dodge Dart2018 model is the first model of the Chrysler Group built on a platform of the Fiat SpA group but also the first to have been designed entirely under the direction of Fiat. The reference platform is the “FGA Compact platform” which first equipped the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The platform, which is very modular by design, has been extended and adapted to American requirements: the wheelbase has increased from 2.634 mm The Giulietta at 2,703 mm 19. This new platform variant has received the name CUSW.
Despite its very Italian origins, the Dodge Dart was very well received by the public as by the specialized press that defined it “a true Dodge with a beautiful pinch of Italian style.” Although the new Dart is manufactured in the factory Chrysler of Belvidere in the state of Illinois in the US, the platform is not the only Italian part.The car includes many Magneti Marelli components and is equipped with Fiat – Fiat Powertrain Technologies with MultiAir technology The transmission is also originally Fiat Powertrain Technologies as the C635 gearbox with the 6-speed dual clutch.
2018 Dodge Dart Engine
The Dodge Dart is also equipped with Chrysler engines: the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance engines, the 1,999 cc WGE Tigershark and the 2,360 cc WGE Tigershark, which was reworked by Fiat to add Multiair technology. The Dart will be equipped in the near future with a new optional ZF 9-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Dodge Dart is submitted to NHTSA testing and received 5 stars out of the top 5.