Would You Buy a Dodge Dart Hatch or Wagon?

New rumors suggest the Chinese-market Fiat Viaggio sedan (the overseas version of our Dodge Dart) may soon add hatchback and wagon variants. With the Viaggio lineup potentially expanding, we wonder if Dodge should build a Dart hatch or wagon for the U.S.

Some of the Dart’s key competitors offer a hatchback in the U.S., including the Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte, and Mazda3. The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and wagon are only available in Europe, as is the Ford Focus wagon. Move into the subcompact segment, and hatchbacks are everywhere, from the upcoming 2014 Nissan Versa Note to the Honda Fit and Chevrolet Sonic.

A Dart hatch or wagon could satisfy customers who lament the loss of utility provided by the discontinued Caliber hatchback. Additional body styles can also widen the Dart’s appeal, attracting a different type of customer than those who would get the sedan and don’t want Chrysler’s other current compacts with cargo space, the Jeep Compass and Patriot.

Get our thoughts on the 2013 Dodge Dart sedan in this road test and then tell us: Should a Dodge Dart hatchback or wagon be built? Vote in our poll and share your thoughts below.

Source: Car News China

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brady33
What they should do is not only build the hatchback, but also let Ralph Gilles get his fingers on it.  Smells like a recipe for an article I want to read - Focus ST, Speed'3, and Dart SRT4 (hatch). 
jomeara555
@automobilemag They have very cool tv ads. Good product image retention there. #DodgeDart
AM_EvMcC
@automobilemag I would, but @Dodge reps insist it isn't happening. Point to Caliber as reason why, but I say Caliber's flaw wasn't 5th dr...
Johnny.5sp
I'd just about buy anything other than a 4door. I stopped a a Subaru, Ford, Dodge and, Chevy dealer on a Sunday just to look and not have to be molested by a sales rep and it was kinda weird it seemd like everything, and I mean everything was a 4door, trucks & cars, very boring. These car companies are turning what passion is left in cars into mere comodities. Wake up out there and build something different!
P.F. Bruns
@AM_EvMcC @automobilemag @Dodge For me it was large and uneven panel gaps, plus trim bits falling off.
Johnny.5sp
@AM_EvMcC @automobilemag @Dodge I rented a Caliber once and it had to be one of poorest excuses for a vehicle I ever drove that was it's problem, not that is was a 5door.

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