The Dodge Dart-based Fiat Viaggio

Dodge Dart debuts in Beijing as the Fiat Viaggio

The new Dodge Dart made its global debut today at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show but unlike those sporty c-segment sedans sold in the US – the car that debuted in China today sports a unique design and the name of the Fiat Viaggio.

The new Fiat Viaggio will arrive in the Chinese market riding on the same Compact US Wide (CUSW) platform as the 2013 Dodge Dart but unlike the Dart which will be built at Chrysler’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois, the Fiat Viaggio will be built at the new GAC/Fiat joint production plant in Changsha of the Hunan province in China. This marks the first application of a Fiat (technically, Alfa Romeo) model has been designed for the US market and then applied to another market – showing the cooperation between Fiat and the Chrysler Group under the merger.

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