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"Made in Illinois" Dodge Dart '13 debuts

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:19:42 CDT
By: AP

Gov. Pat Quinn and Chrysler Group executives have unveiled the 2013 Dodge Dart. The governor, several hundred car dealers from six Midwestern states and company executives revealed the compact sedan Wednesday afternoon at Chicago's Soldier Field. The vehicle is assembled at a Chrysler auto plant in the northern Illinois city of Belvidere. Chrysler spent nearly $700 million to retool the plant for the Dart model. The governor test drove the vehicle with Dodge CEO Reid Bigland. Bigland says the Dart is key to the company's future, allowing it to grab a share of the compact market in the U.S. Quinn spoke about the importance of the auto industry and about having a strong Chrysler presence in the state. The governor says his favorite words are ``made in America'' and ``made in Illinois.''

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