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It looks like Dodge has acknowledged the trend of consumers flocking to the European hatchbacks and have patented their own hatchback on the Dodge Dart. The lines are very similar to the sedan, but as you can see the rear overhang is shorter. Some say it's more of a liftback, while some are calling it a notchback - nevertheless, we think it's a very interesting design. There is no information on when and if this new body style will make it into production but it sure does look promising. Perhaps a refresh for the 2014 model? We don't know, but the probability of this particular design making it to US shores would be an interesting decision for Chrysler.

Whatever the outcome, hatchbacks are definitely hot nowadays, and it will be interesting to see if a 5 door Alpha Romeo inspired Dodge Dart Hatchback will appeal to consumers. What do you think? Interesting design that would get your money, or are you simply not interested?

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That would be the chrysler 100 a C-segment vehicle very similar to the dart "guts" wise with the possibility of a penastar V-6 option. yes...the wimpy 3.6L lol.
 

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The Chrysler 100 should be a full hatch and also spawn the Lancia Delta replacement. This Dart hatch is very interesting and it would be nice to keep the sedan profile while having the more usable and flexible cargo space.
 

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It's bs.

The only "views" that have the hatch are the side shot, and there is only 1 side-shot, as the Dart only has one gas-filler lid..

All the other views look like they were traced off of the official images available almost everywhere online. Not to mention, none of the other angles show any hatch-back proportions, just the short-trunk that there is from those views. This is someone doing a practical joke in photoshop.


The Chrysler"100" shouldn't be a lift-back as this photoshop suggests. It will likely look much more like a traditional hatchback, that the Alfa is. However, the Alfa is narrower and shorter front-to-rear than the Dart.. so take the dart and make it a traditional hatch, and you might see a Chrysler"100" and/or a Jeep CUV. We'll see. This seems to be a highly flexible platform to work with.
 

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Oh, it'll be offered both ways, just one will be Chrysler, one will be Dodge, and one will be Jeep, supposedly.
 

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That would be the chrysler 100 a C-segment vehicle very similar to the dart "guts" wise with the possibility of a penastar V-6 option. yes...the wimpy 3.6L lol.
the 3.6 isn't wimpy
 

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The phoenix v6.. err penastar, is torquey enough to make the minivants peel a wheel during hard accel.
 

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The phoenix v6.. err penastar, is torquey enough to make the minivants peel a wheel during hard accel.
I'll vouch for that :)
 
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