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    July 2012 brought about the second official month of sales
    for the sporty 2013 Dodge Dart and in that second month, the company sold 772
    copies of the new compact sedan.  In the
    first month of public sales, the Dart moved 202 units so on the year Dodge has
    sold a total of 974 Dart sedans.  These
    aren’t stunning figures but right now the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois
    is working hard to churn out new Darts to get them to dealerships around the
    country as there is high demand for this European inspired sport sedan.

    The key issue preventing the Chrysler Group from selling
    more 2013 Dodge Dart sedans right now is the production rate.  The first wave of 2013 Darts were offered
    only in the Rallye trimline, only with the 1.4L turbo engine, only with a
    6-speed manual transmission and almost exclusively in red.  That means that anyone who wanted another
    trimline, a different exterior color, a different engine or – most important –
    an automatic transmission had to wait until their local dealership received
    shipments of Darts in addition to those first red Rallye models issued at the
    drive-away events.

    The good news is that on July 26th the Belvidere
    Assembly Plant started a 3rd production shift to help meet the
    demand for the 2013 Dodge Dart.  With
    this extra production shift will come more 2013 Darts in the SE, SXT, Rallye
    and Limited trimlines powered by both the 2.0L standard engine or the 1.4L
    MultiAir turbo engine.  Also, those
    models equipped with the 2.0L engine can opt for an automatic transmission
    while turbo buyers will have to stick with the stick shift until the new dual
    clutch arrives later this year.  Those
    1.4L turbocharged Dart models will be joined by the new Dart R/T and the Dart