Chrysler says the Dart will feature the industry's first wireless charging system for phones and other battery-powered gadgets. Users simply install a device-specific case and lay the hardware in a specific charging zone. The device then gets its battery topped off without the hassle of plugging up wires. Handy. Of course, we're more interested in bits like the available 18-inch wheels and performance brake upgrade, which includes new calipers, rotors and performance pads.
In addition, Chrysler is hoping to thwart would-be thieves with a new electronic vehicle tracking system. The automaker partnered with Guidepoint Systmes, a leading company in GPS-based vehicle recovery systems, to provide tracking from coast to coast without a subscription. Hit the jump for the press release and head over to the Mopar site for a look at the full list of available options.
Most Offered in Compact-car Segment:
Industry-first wireless charging
Industry-first Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)
Complete list of accessories at http://www.mopar.com
January 10, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - When the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart arrives in showrooms later this year, consumers will have a full menu of more than 150 Mopar® accessories and performance parts from which to choose.
"By itself, our new Dodge Dart will stand out in the compact-car crowd," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC's service, parts and customer-care brand. "But for those who want even more customization and personalization, Mopar is offering more than 150 quality-tested accessories and performance parts."
Following is a select list of Mopar accessories and performance parts for the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart:
Performance Styled Hood: Carbon fiber scooped hood, designed to give the vehicle an aggressive and sporty appearance.
Performance Braking Upgrade: Upgraded calipers, rotors and performance pads provide increased braking power.
Unique Grille: Chrome aluminum, replaces production grille below the bumper to provide a unique appearance.
Grille Cross-hatch Insert: Carbon fiber-style finish, attaches to Dodge cross hatch over grille area, perfect for enhancing the "tuner" image.
18-inch Wheels: Unique Mopar design, polished spokes and black-painted pockets.
Rear-air Diffuser: Matte Black, attaches to rear fascia to provide a unique look to the rear of the vehicle. Designed to coordinate with Chin Spoiler.
Front Fascia Appliqué: Chrome-plated appliqué slides over front/center bumper area to provide a bright front-end appearance.
Front Chin Spoiler: Matte Black, attaches to front fascia to give more aggressive look to the front end.
Side Sills: Matte Black, attaches to side rocker panels to provide a sportier appearance. Designed to coordinate with Front Chin Spoiler and Rear-air Diffuser to provide a unique appearance.
Rear Deck Lid Spoiler: Matte Black, attaches to rear deck lid for a sporty appearance.
Chrome Fuel Door: Made of chrome aluminum, replaces production fuel door. Coordinates with Chrome Mirror Covers and stainless steel B-pillar appliqué.
Chrome Mirror Cover: Chrome-plated, replaces production mirror cover.
B-Pillar Appliqué: Polished stainless steel, attaches to b-pillar area to enhance appearance.
Pedal Kit: Bright finish, attaches to gas and brake pedals to enhance driver's foot well appearance.
Industry-first Wireless Charging: With a higher demand on power from phones and other battery-powered devices, this new wireless charging system allows driver to set electronic devices in a specified charging zone and charge without wires. This is accomplished by creating a virtually invisible charging zone in the vehicle instrument panel or center stack. Energy is then transferred from the charging pad to the device battery, utilizing a compatible device-specific case.
Industry-first Wi-Fi: Allows owners to utilize electronic devices as far as 150 feet from the vehicle. Each passenger may separately access the Web on the go. In-vehicle router receives 3G broadband Internet, allowing access to social media, maps, e-mail, online games, music and more. Works with Wi-Fi enabled device. Subscription required and sold separately.
Industry-first Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): Mopar's system is powered by Guidepoint Systems, the leader in GPS-enabled stolen-vehicle recovery systems. Unlike other vehicle-tracking systems, the Mopar EVTS offers nationwide tracking without a subscription.
Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:
Vehicle-information apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to market with a new interactive vehicle tracking device that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on pre-set parameters
Wi-Fi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network