The Dodge Dart is an automobile built by the Dodge division of the Chrysler Corporation from 1960 to 1976 in North America, with production extended to later years in various other markets. The Dartwas introduced as a lower-priced, shorter wheelbase, full-size Dodge in 1960 and 1961, became a mid-size car for 1962, and finally was a compact from 1963 to 1976. Chrysler had previously applied the"Dart" name to a Ghia-built show car in 1956.
The project planners proposed the name Dart, only to have executives demand an expensive research program which produced the name Zipp. This waspromptly rejected in favor of Dart.
Over its 13-year production run, the Dart earned a reputation as a sturdy, dependable car. "The Dart was one of the most successful compact cars ever introducedin the American automobile marketplace," according to R.D. McLaughlin, then vice president of Chrysler's Automotive sales division, "It enjoys a strong owner loyalty and is a car that has established areputation for reliability and value...these are [some] reasons why we will continue to market the Dart while introducing the new compact Aspen." Ultimately, the A-body Dart was replaced by theF-body Dodge Aspen beginning in late spring of 1976—a replacement Chrysler President Lee Iacocca would later lament due to the Aspen's many early quality problems.
El renacer de la marca Dart enEstados Unidos y el reingreso de Dodge en al segmento de los autos compactos, viene de la mano de la Alfa Romeo, una de las divisiones del Grupo FIAT y específicamente del Giulietta, un modelo que harecibido una innumerable cantidad de premios por sus altos niveles de diseño eficiencia, tecnología y seguridad.
Para su adaptación al mercado de Norteamérica, los ingenieros de la Dodge tomaron laestructura del Giulietta y la hicieron más larga y ancha, para crear un sedán compacto por fuera, pero con gran espacio interior.
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