The much-heralded Dodge Dart should be in dealerships by the end of next month. To celebrate, Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne visited the home of the Dart Thursday -- the Belvidere Assembly Plant.
It’s considered conventional wisdom that you should never buy a car in its first year of production: that gives the automaker time to “work the kinks out.” And that’s the kind of thinking Chrysler officials are working to dispel as they prepare to launch the new Dodge Dart in Belvidere.
Chrysler's decision to produce the new Dodge Dart in northern Illinois will result in a wave of new jobs. The automaker formally told workers at Belvidere assembly plant Thursday that it plans to add nearly 1800 jobs at the facility by the end of the summer.