By Patrick Rall
If you plan on buying a 2013 Dodge Dart and you want either the bright green Citrus Peel or bright Laguna Blue exterior paint – you may want to act fast. According to the folks at Allpar, the Belvidere plant where the new Dart is built expects to stop painting new models Citrus Peel by the end of this month while Laguna Blue production is slated to end in May.
It is unclear whether or not Citrus Peel (shown above) and Laguna Blue (shown below) will return for the 2014 model year.
In my opinion, Citrus Peel and Laguna Blue are two of the most exciting exterior color options for the 2013 Dodge Dart but in the Metro Detroit area where the Dart is quite popular – I have never seen the new Dodge compact sedan on the road wearing either of these hues. The fact that these two “notice me colors” don’t seem to be that popular don’t come as a huge surprise as most American drivers own cars that are black, white, silver or grey. Should Citrus Peel and Laguna Blue leave the color chart, there are still 10 exterior colors and those Dart buyers who want a stand out color can still opt for the stunning Header Orange that I also love. Blue paint lovers still have three options – Blue Streak, True Blue and Winter Chill Pearl – while traditionalists can pick from bright white, bright silver, Maximum Steel (grey), Pitch Black, Tungsten (another grey) and Redline.