After giving us a sneak peek of the Dart's exterior, Dodge is now teasing us with the compact car's interior by giving us a glimpse of its instrument cluster and the dashboard-mounted, multi-function touchscreen system.
Set to be introduced at the Detroit Auto Show on January 9, 2012, the Dart sets a new standard for the interior of compact cars, with Dodge calling it "a modern blend of precision craftsmanship, state-of-the-art technology and safety."
The Dart promises a 'driver-centric' layout that's designed to put all controls within easy reach of the driver. Despite having the footprint of a compact car, the Dart's interior rivals that of a midsize sedan's, and boasts best-in-class hip and shoulder room.
The key feature of the Dart--something its rivals in the compact car segment don't offer--is in customization. Clients can choose from 12 exterior colors, 14 interior color and trim combinations, six wheel options, three engine options and three transmissions so each vehicle can be personalized to fit every buyer's individual style. Through Chrysler's Mopar parts and service arm, the combinations can be multiplied exponentially as it will also offer hundreds of customization options and themed packages specifically developed for the Dart.
The high-tech centerpiece of the all-new Dodge Dart, however, is its class-exclusive floating island bezel, which houses the segment-exclusive available seven-inch thin film transistor customizable gauge cluster display with light pipe surround that also houses the available class-exclusive UConnect Touch 8.4-inch touchscreen multimedia center--the largest touchscreen in its class.