- Although Chrysler revealed the Dart only days ago, the automaker’s Mopar division is already offering a host of aftermarket parts that can be ordered when the compact sedan arrives at dealers.
- Chrysler says its aftermarket catalog already features more than 150 accessories for Dart owners who want to stand out.
- Accessories range from exterior revisions to performance upgrades and even interior advancements like Wi-Fi and a wireless charging pad.
Although Chrysler unveiled its all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact just days ago at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the automaker is already preparing a host of accessories for car shoppers eager to customize the sedan when it begins arriving in dealers this spring. Chrysler’s aftermarket Mopar division recently announced the new accessories, which range from exterior revisions to technologically advanced updates to the sedan’s interior.
According to Mopar, the 2013 Dart’s accessories catalog already features more than 150 different aftermarket parts. Exterior accessories include a carbon fiber scooped hood designed to give the Dart a more aggressive look, a chrome grille that replaces the production unit below the sedan’s front bumper and provides a unique, upscale touch, and upgraded brake calipers, which give the compact a sportier appearance while simultaneously providing increased stopping power.
Inside, the Dart includes a host of technologically-advanced options that range from an in-car Wi-Fi system and a wireless charging pad to an electronic vehicle tracking system designed to help consumers locate their vehicle. According to Mopar, the vast range of accessories gives the Dart the widest array of customization options in the compact car segment.
“By itself, our new Dodge Dart will stand out in the compact-car crowd,” said Pietro Gorlier, Mopar’s president and chief executive. “But for those who want even more customization and personalization, Mopar is offering more than 150 quality-tested accessories and performance parts.”
Designed to replace the aging Caliber hatchback, the Dart made its worldwide debut earlier this month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Priced from $15,995, the sedan is based on the European-market Alfa Romeo Giulietta and features a choice between three four-cylinder powerplants that produce between 160 and 184 horsepower. While buyers will choose between 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions when the Dart goes on sale this spring, Chrysler says an ultra-efficient nine-speed automatic is in the works for a 2013 debut.
What it means to you: Dodge hopes its vast accessories catalog will help interest young buyers in its already-impressive 2013 Dart sedan.