Dodge sells 772 2013 Dart sedans in July, 3rd shift begins to increase production

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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

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