Saturday, October 16, 2010
Chrysler 200 revealed
The thoroughly modern Chrysler 200 will replace the Sebring, Chrysler's ageing saloon, which enjoyed lukewarm sales.
The Chrysler 200 is powered by a 2.4-litre inline-4 engine mated to either a four-speed or six-speed automatic gearbox.
Interior fit and finish has blighted Chrysler Group cars in recent years, although the company stresses 'an abundance of quality materials' have been used.
Chrysler has officially revealed the upcoming 200 sedan ahead of its launch later his year.
The front-wheel drive 2011 Chrysler 200 is powered by a choice of two petrol engines; a 2.4-litre four-cylinder base engine and a 3.6-litre V6 motor
One of the biggest hurdles in the Chrysler Group's comeback from bankruptcy has been its weak entries in the mid-size sedan segment, where the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger have been languishing for years. The initial pictures don't show drastic sheet-metal changes, although Chrysler indicates the Chrysler 200 will benefit from "upgrades" to its front and rear fascias and fenders, grille, hood, rear deck lid and exterior mirrors, along with enhanced lighting from new projector headlamps/fog lamps, LED tail lamps and an LED center high-mounted stop light. The Chrysler Group has begun to develop a strong reputation for high-quality cabins, beginning with enhancements to the Dodge Ram pickup and carrying through to all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee; early interior photos from the new Dodge Charger and Dodge Durango also have been well received. The Chrysler 200 will become the smallest, lightest Chrysler Group product to pack this engine, allowing the powerplant to better show off its capabilities.