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April 17, 2014

Dodge Dart Named 2014 Connected Car of the Year

Dodge Dart Named 2014 Connected Car of the Year

The accolades for the Dodge brand keep rolling in and now Dodge can add technology leader to its list.

With its exclusive, state-of-the-art available Uconnect® system, the Dodge Dart has been named Connected World magazine’s 2014 Connected Car of the Year Award winner in the small connected vehicle category.

In addition, for the second year in a row, the Dart was also named a “Best Bet” in the compact car category of this year’s edition of The Car Book.

The Connected Car of the Year Award was presented at the Connected World Conference Pavilion at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

Basing their selections on what they describe as “the ideal mix of safety, convenience and infotainment technology,” the magazine’s editorial team presented the award in six vehicle categories: small, midsize, luxury, ultra-luxury, green and truck.

According to Connected World Magazine, Dart took the home the honors because it delivers information and entertainment technology “in a manner that promotes a distraction-free environment.”

  • Maintaining a vehicle’s healthy status has become much easier with Monthly Vehicle Health Report, a monthly report that is sent to customers’ personal email accounts informing them about their vehicle

  • The all-new Send Destination to Vehicle service allows customers to send a location address directly to their in-vehicle Uconnect navigation system using their smartphone.

  • The Uconnect Vehicle Finder allows customers to view the location of their vehicle via Map View, Satellite View or Hybrid View. Once a view is chosen, a menu will ask to Find Route or Sound Horn.

  • Uconnect 8.4 | Introduction: This video will show you some of the features and functions available in the Uconnect Integrated Multimedia System (8.4 inch touchscreen)

The FCA US LLC Uconnect infotainment system is the centerpiece to the in-vehicle experience. An 8.4-in. touchscreen radio is the showcase to the Uconnect Voice Command system that allows you to operate a Bluetooth-compatible phone without every taking your eyes off the steering wheel.

The Dart’s available Uconnect® system is built around a big, bright 8.4-inch touchscreen – the largest in its class – and offers easy, intuitive access to AM/FM radio, CD player, available SiriusXM® satellite radio (one-year subscription included), available Voice Command with Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, and available navigation system.

The advanced connectivity features don’t stop there: Also included are a remote USB port, an SD memory card slot and an audio jack.

“The Connected Car of the Year Award is confirmation from a third-party source that the Dodge Dart is at the forefront of technology in its class,” says Tim Kuniskis, president and CEO of the Dodge Brand.

“Uconnect is honored that Connected World magazine has named the 2014 Dodge Dart’s Uconnect system winner of the Connected Car of the Year Award,” Alan Amici, Head of Uconnect Systems and Services, said. “This award recognizes our commitment to our mission of making sure drivers stay conveniently connected while keeping their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.”

Visit the official Dodge website to learn more about the 2014 Dodge Dart.

Article based on a post by Redline Dodge, official blog of the Dodge brand. To read more articles like this, please check out Redline Dodge.