Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is planning to introduce a Dart SRT AWD as part of the company’s five-year plan.
SRT will be integrated into Dodge, as the company has recently announced with its performance-oriented five-year plan, and the Dart will be receiving an SRT AWD version, this won’t be the only change made because the carmaker will also introduce a facelifted version of the Viper in 2015, and since SRT will be integrated into Dodge, the sports car will be called the Dodge Viper once again.
A facelifted version of the Dart will have improved engine dynamics, a revised styling and a new engine lineup, which will include a high-output turbocharged unit and all-wheel drive. The D-CUV will come in a couple of years as the Journey replacement. In 2018, the carmaker is expected to introduce a brand new Charger and Challenger, along with a new B-segment model, which will be offered in two body styles, coupe and sedan.
The Dodge Dart has been in production since 2012 and it’s currently called the Viaggio or the Ottimo in China. The model is being assembled in the U.S. and in China in two body styles, four-door sedan and 5-door hatchback, being powered by three gasoline engines, mated to four transmissions. The Dart stands at 4,671 mm in length, 1,829 mm in width and 1,466 mm in height, weighing in at 1,456 kg.