March 12, 2012
Recently at the Geneva Auto Show, Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expressed that the upcoming Dodge Dart compact sedan may have its release date rescheduled. Why? Well, Marchionne says the production launch will be moved around for no other reason except — and we’re not making this up — “to avoid being jinxed.” Previously the Dart was on track to hit dealers on April Fools Day, April 1st.
So when should you expect to be able to drive the Alfa Romeo-based small Mopar? While hopeful minds might wish for a March 31st launch date, perhaps April 2nd could be the targeted day since it is, after all, the day proceeding April 1st. Since Marchionne didn’t specify when, it’s really anyone’s guess.
Marchionne went on to say the Dart is “a huge step forward in terms of moving the brand into the American heartland.” With the promise of some class-leading features and very good fuel economy, who’s to argue with that?
Source: USA Today