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Dodge Dart

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A car produced by Dodge from 1960-1976 and 2013-2017.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Dodge Dart page on 24 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Dodge Dart is an automobile originally built by Dodge from 1960 to 1976 in North America, with production extended to later years in various other markets. The Dart nameplate was resurrected for a Fiat-derived compact car introduced in 2013.

The Dart name originally appeared on a 1957 show car featuring a body designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Ghia. The production Dart was introduced as a lower-priced, shorter wheelbase, full-size Dodge in 1960 and 1961, became a mid-size car for 1962, and finally was a compact from 1963 to 1976.

The first Dodge Darts were introduced for the 1960 model year. They were downsized large cars developed to replace the Plymouth in the standard, low-priced car segment for the Dodge dealer network. Dodge dealers had been selling Plymouths since 1930, but divisional restructuring took the Plymouth brand away from the Dodge dealer network. Project planners proposed the name Dart, only to have Chrysler executives demand an expensive research program which produced the name Zipp. This was promptly rejected in favor of Dart.

With the cancellation of Chrysler's upper level DeSoto brand, upper level Dodge products were pushed upmarket, while using Plymouth products with more features for lower-level Dodge products.

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Dodge Dart page on 24 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Dodge Dart is a transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive, four-door compact sedan manufactured and marketed by FCA US LLC, a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The automobile made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. In some non-US markets, the Dodge Dart is sold as the Fiat Viaggio.

Resurrecting a nameplate used by Dodge for model years 1960-1976 for a succession of full-size, mid-size and finally compact models, the Dart (PF) was the brand's first compact sedan since 2005, when the Neon was discontinued.

A mini MPV concept car was designed and developed by Chrysler and revealed in 2006 as the Dodge Hornet. This was Dodge's first attempt at building a car this small and the car was expected to be released in 2010. The concept was dropped because of the 2009 financial crisis and the restructuring of the Chrysler Group. After Chrysler's merger with Fiat in late 2010, the small Dodge Hornet concept took on a new form to share a Fiat platform. In December 2011, the automaker announced the new small sedan would be called the Dodge Dart.

The Dart was scheduled for U.S. dealership sales beginning in late June 2012. The Aero model began production in the third quarter of 2012. The GT began production in the second quarter of 2013.

On March 4, 2014, at the Geneva Motor Show, Sergio Marchionne commented on possible production of a hatchback model for the North American market, saying "our North American consumers will be gradually offered alternatives for same or close to expense" and that potential buyers might account for either Fiat 500X, or Jeep Renegade.


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1962 Dodge Dart Hardtop 1962 Hardtop
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1962 Dodge Dart 330 1962 330
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1962 Dodge Dart 330 1962 330
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1962 Dodge Dart 330 1962 330
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1962 Dodge Dart 330 1962 330
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1962 Dodge Dart 330 1962 330
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1962 Dodge Dart 330 1962 330
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1962 Dodge Dart 330 1962 330
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart GT GT
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Dodge Dart Photo ©2007 Bill Crittenden
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1968 Dodge Dart Model 1968
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2010 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Model Car Show
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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Dodge Dart Demon Demon
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1971 Dodge Dart Swinger 1971 Swinger
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1971 Dodge Dart Swinger 1971 Swinger
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1971 Dodge Dart Swinger 1971 Swinger
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1971 Dodge Dart Swinger 1971 Swinger
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1971 Dodge Dart Swinger 1971 Swinger
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1971 Dodge Dart Swinger 1971 Swinger
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1971 Dodge Dart Demon 340 GSS 1971 Demon 340 GSS
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1971 Dodge Dart Demon 340 GSS 1971 Demon 340 GSS
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1971 Dodge Dart Demon 340 GSS 1971 Demon 340 GSS
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1971 Dodge Dart Demon 340 GSS 1971 Demon 340 GSS
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Dodge Dart Sport Sport
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Dodge Dart Short Track Stock Car Short Track Stock Car
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Dodge Dart Short Track Stock Car Short Track Stock Car
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
12 October 1966NHTSA Recall 66V008001 1966-1967 Dodge Dart, 1966-1967 Plymouth Valiant
WHEELS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
12 October 1966NHTSA Recall 66V008002 1967 Dodge Dart, 1967 Plymouth Valiant
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
12 October 1966NHTSA Recall 66V009002 1967 Dodge Dart, 1967 Plymouth Valiant
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
12 October 1966NHTSA Recall 66V009003 1967 Dodge Dart, 1967 Plymouth Valiant
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
8 January 1967NHTSA Recall 67V009002
1967 Chrysler, 1967 Chrysler Imperial, 1967 Dodge Dart, 1967 Plymouth Barracuda, 1967 Plymouth Valiant
Service Brakes, Hydraulic:Foundation Components:Master Cylinder
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
September 2012Wheel People
Bulls-Eye - 1969 Dodge Dart GTS hits the target for retired Chrysler worker
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
4 November 2012Top Cars For 2012Steven Pierce
25 January 2013Chrysler Group LLC Gives Sneak Peek Inside New Mopar '13 Chrysler Group LLC
31 January 2013Chrysler Group LLC Introduces New Mopar '13 Dodge Dart Chrysler Group LLC
5 February 2013Live Webchat at 2013 Chicago Auto Show to Discuss All-New Mopar 13 Dart Chrysler Group LLC
30 June 2014Chrysler Group, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)
30 December 2014Chrysler Group, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Jeffrey M. Giuseppe)
19 February 2016New at Summit Racing Equipment: Finish Line Dream Dart Parts ComboSummit Racing Equipment


Merchandise

Type & Item #NameDetails
Die Cast - Supercar Collectibles 50243Mr. Norm's 1968 Dodge Dart GSS1:18 scale, black
Model Kit - Revell 85-4217'68 Dodge Dart Hemi1:25 scale, 2n1 w/Hemi Thunder
Die Cast - Johnny Lightning/RC21969 Dodge Dart1:64 scale, white w/red stripe, International Model and Hobby Expo Limited Edition 1 of 2000
Model Kit - Revell 7603'69 Dodge Dart DTS1:25 scale
Model Kit - AMT 38173Dodge DartBuyer's Choice, 1:25 scale, short-track stock car


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