2016 Dodge Dart SRT
Since Dodge presented new model called Dart, there were many speculations about SRT version of it. It finally turned out that those rumors were correct. According to the Chryslers 5-year plan, we will see this model as 2016 Dart. However, although company confirmed that it will be with a turbocharged engine, it is unclear will it have SRT badge. All in all, this model will be one more competitor in already overflowing segment of compact sport cars.
Will it regain the popularity if its predecessor Neon SRT4, we will see. It will be much harder task because there are much more competitors in these days, although main roles are still reserved for Japanese legends WRX and Evolution.
2016 Dodge Dart SRT – high performance model
Chrysler finally announced that new Dart will come with high performance version as Dart 2016 year model. It is planned that 2016 Dodge Dart SRT will be able to compete Japanese rivals from Subaru and Mitsubishi just it was case with its predecessors Caliber SRT and especially Neon SRT4, which was very popular in early 2000’s.
The 2016 Dodge Dart SRT will come with turbocharged engine and all-wheel-drive system. Although there is still no detail information about new engine and performances, it is expected that new model will be more powered than Caliber SRT, which has 285 horses and 265 lb-ft. So, it is clear that there will be more than enough power, but there is a question – will 2016 Dodge Dart SRT will be able to match EVO and WRX in corners?
2016 Dodge Dart SRT competitors
Although this segment is overfilled with various models nowadays, the inviolable leaders are still Mitsubishi EVO and Subaru WRX STI. Beside power, those models are characterized by most advanced AWD system, so their handling is on the highest possible level.
It is clear that 2016 Dart SRT won’t be on that level, when it is about handling, but is expected that lack in corners will be compensated in straight line, because of large amount of power. Other possible competitors of 2016 Dodge Dart SRT are Ford Focus ST, which doesn’t have AWD and models like Honda Civic and Hyundai Veloster, which lack pretty much in terms of power, so they shouldn’t be considered as true rivals.
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