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Posted on February 8th, 2012 • by David Zatz

According to PlayersChina.com, which caught a fairly nonrevealing spy shot of a car with the almost exact lines and proportions of the Dodge Dart, Fiat will be selling its own version of the Dart in China, through the Guangzhou-Fiat joint venture. The car is, according to PlayersChina, to be sold with Fiat’s 1.4 liter turbo engine, in two different states of tune, with the six-speed dual clutch transmission. The engine is to be made in China.



The information may not be entirely accurate; the article refers to the Dart has having the same C-EVO platform as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, which is not the case. The camouflaged car did have the same proportions as the Dart, with additional padding to conceal body creases. It appears that the front clip might be somewhat different.


Automotive News reported on January 9, 2012 that Fiat would produce two cars based on the Dart at the Guangzhou plant in Hunan Province, for export to Europe. The first would be a sedan, the second would be a hatchback, replacing the Bravo. While Alfa’s Giulietta is also a hatchback, the Dart-based one would be wider, longer, and possibly less expensive (or comparably priced but larger).


Chrysler’s early and successful foothold in China, Beijing Jeep, was taken over by Mercedes during the DaimlerChrysler years. (Thanks, RVC, for finding this news/rumor.)
 

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interesting, gonna keep an eye on that one
 
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