Dodge Dart is another vehicle in the lineup of this car maker that will receive Blacktop edition. This will be delivered with the 2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop model and last year we were able to see Challenger, Avenger, Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey delivered in this special edition.
New model will be available for order with the $ 295 package that will be coming on the Dart SCT models with the Rallye Appearance Group. Not all details are known but we do have pretty clear picture of what to expect from this vehicle. Official presentation has been scheduled for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show that starts during the next week.
2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop Review
This special edition comes with few really nice changes. First we are getting glossy black accents all over the vehicle while it comes with 18 inch wheels. On the front entire grille has been blacked out and we are getting much more aggressive and sportier looks than on the standard model.
Interior also received similar treatment. Instrument panel comes with black and light tungsten or combination of black and ruby red cloth that is refined with red accent stitching. Same is with seat bolsters and center console that gives interior even better looks than we are getting in the standard model.
Under the hood we are getting standard 2.4 liter Tigershark MultiAir2 four cylinder engine that offers 184 hp and 174 pound feet of torque. Same engine is used in SXT model on which Blacktop is based and as a result we are getting same setup. According to reports the 2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop will be offered at dealerships sometime in the first quarter of this year so it will be pretty soon.
As we said only the 2.4 liter four cylinder engine is offered for this version and if Dodge want’s to make Dart little bit sportier they will need more powerful units. The 1.4 liter turbocharged powerplant can deliver up to 170 hp but still that is not enough to make it sportier. What we would really like to see is the special version with 2.0 liter turbo or 1.8 liter turbocharged gasoline unit from Alfa Romeo that produces 240 hp in higher tune state. That would certainly improve the image that Dart brings and make it quite sporty model that will be able to compete with many similar vehicles on the market, at least when it comes to power delivery.
One thing that we could hear from many potential buyers of Dart is that it would be much better if this car would come with significantly increased power. It seams that the 2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop will not bring improvements on this segment but we will have to wait for something else.
Release Date Of 2014 Dart Blacktop
With only a slight increase of $ 295 we are getting few nice additions to this vehicle so it might be a smart move to wait little longer for Dodge to deliver this car. It might not be a huge change but it certainly does improve overall looks. We are still waiting for SRT4 model to be offered and that should bring significant improvements.