Sales slip for the Dodge Dart in November image

The North American based automaker Dodge has recently announced that sales have slowed down in November for the Dart model.

Despite adding a third shift to the company’s plant in Illinois, where the compact model is being built, sales have slowed down for the Dart in November. The carmaker says that only 4,489 units of the Dart have been sold last month, compared to the 5,455 vehicles in October. The overall sales of other Chrysler vehicles have performed well and the brand has announced best November sales since 2007.

“We are expecting a strong December as the industry continues to recover from the East Coast hurricane and consumers continue to respond to our popular year-end ‘Big Finish’ (sales) event”, said the Chrysler head of the U.S. sales, Reid Bigland.

As a quick reminder, the Dodge Dart has a starting price of 15,995 USD for the entry-level SE version, while the top of the line R/T will cost 22,495 USD. The cheapest version is getting the 2.0 liter 16-valve Tigershark I-4 engine, which is developing a total output of 160 HP and 148 lb-ft of torque. The unit can be mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission, as an option or a six-speed manual as standard. The Dart is Chrysler’s attempt to get back to the compact car segment.

Source: Wards Auto