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Dodge to have SRT Dart option by 2016 alongside re-designed exterior!

Posted on 06 May 2014

Fiat Chrysler confirm SRT Dart in 2016 as an AWD, turbocharged, Rally Inspired sedan. Could this be the next STi competitor?

Since the re-release of the Dodge Dart in 2012, Dodge, Fiat, and Mopar fans have been screaming for an SRT version of the car. It has long been rumored and anticipated that an SRT4 Dart would be AWD with a larger turbo, but it was never confirmed by Dodge, Chrysler, or Fiat. That is, until today. [caption id="attachment_9411" align="alignnone" width="625"]Dodge Dart SRT Official Production Timeline from Fiat Chrysler showing 5 year plan.[/caption] While the specifications of the turbocharged engine remain a mystery, simply hearing the news about an AWD SRT4 Dodge Dart makes even the modest Mopar fan excited. Given the popularity of the AWD Sedan in the United States (via the Lancer Evo and Impreza STi) and the lack of a major competitor to Subaru with the departure of the Evo, an AWD Dart could be a huge success. One would think that an SRT Dart would have a larger turbo given the fact that the Dart already has a turbocharger option. However, Dodge may pull the turbo option from Limited and SXT Dart's in order to entice more SRT Dart sales, or even wipe those models entirely. Many complain that the Turbocharged Dart is vastly underpowered from the factory despite it's aftermarket potential, so it would be in the best interest of Fiat Chrysler to offer a larger turbo or more aggressive tuning in a Dart SRT. We'll be sure to keep an eye out for official concepts of the new Dart, but I wouldn't anticipate any until the end of this year / early next year. With a mid-season 2016 release for the new model, Dodge is surely keeping the design under wraps for a few more months. However, fan renderings of an SRT Dart look pretty awesome: [caption id="attachment_9413" align="alignnone" width="792"]dart srt rendering Fan Rendering of the SRT Dart. Pretty good looking, don't you think?[/caption] What do you think Fiat Chrysler will do with the new SRT Dart. What features would you like to see implemented, either interior, exterior, or performance wise? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to keep an eye on the MAP blog for more updates in the future! Sources: Jalopnik.com and Cars.com

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78 comments

  • Alan D Millard: November 10, 2015

    What, we only get to look at its butt?

  • Dave Lindahl: November 10, 2015

    The nice thing is after the Neon SRT4 they dropped the Chrysler engine and used one that’s related to the Evo X and Genesis 2.0T 4B11 in the Caliber SRT, so chances are there that this one will have driveline now also related to the Evo X, hopefully.

  • Michael Loney: November 10, 2015

    Bob Marsh

  • Victor Fitts: November 10, 2015

    Interesting

  • Brendan Bowen: November 10, 2015

    Looks sick but those front fenders are ripped right off and STI.

  • Robert Harridge: November 10, 2015

    Dave Lindahl chrysler has no ties to Hyundai and mitsubishi anymore, and will be using a variation of the fiat/alfa romeo engine found in the alfa 4c. Driveline will probably be from a Giulietta gta, seeing as thats what the darts chassis is based off of.

  • Thoms Jasko: November 10, 2015

    Leighvi Anderson :D

  • Zach Norlin: November 10, 2015

    if you read the article you’ll find that the image is in fact only a “fan rendering”

  • Jodan Pana: November 10, 2015

    Yeeb Yaaj Time to trade in the SRT-4!

  • Tyler Johnson: November 10, 2015

    Matthew Jones Louis Jones

  • Emily Benham: November 10, 2015

    Matt Vernon

  • Alan D Millard: November 10, 2015

    I know, I was doing other searches for it, too. I was only poking fun at the pic.

  • Daniel Goodwin: November 10, 2015

    I’m curious to see how this all pans out.

  • Austin Smith: November 10, 2015

    That would be pretty interesting. Competing with the STi then

  • Kyrin Ramey: November 10, 2015

    Topher Chapell

  • Robert Herndon: November 10, 2015

    Cj Hernandez

  • Robert Harridge: November 10, 2015

    Those are alfa engines

  • Dave Lindahl: November 10, 2015

    Are you sure? Because the current motors in the Dart are that same Global Engine Alliance/Tigershark motor used in the Caliber SRT4.

  • Yeeb Yaaj: November 10, 2015

    Jodan Pana lol im good. I love my model more than the dart haha.

  • Manny Diaz: November 10, 2015

    Miguel Rodriguez

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