Chrysler’s Dodge Dart to roll off assembly line soon

ChryslerAutomaker Chrysler Group’s Dodge Dart is surmounting problems and will soon start rolling off the assembly line.

George Welitschinsky, the president of United Auto Workers Local in Belvidere, Illinois, said that finished Darts would start rolling off the assembly line on 3rd of May.

In a recent phone interview, Welitschinsky said, “We’re working with our suppliers. Very shortly, that’s not going to be an issue. We’re rolling, we’re putting it out, and we’re moving forward.

Sergio Marchionne, the chief executive of Fiat which had rescued struggling Chrysler, had said Dart’s production would start in early April. But last week he admitted a problem with a part of the vehicle.

Dart will compete with the likes of Toyota’s Corolla, Honda’s Civic, Hyundai’s Elantra and General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Cruze.

Dart will come with a price tag of $15,995, excluding a destination charge of $795. The top-level trim Dart R/T will be available with a starting price tag of $22,495.

Fiat has now 58.5 percent stake in Chrysler.