A 2015 Chrysler 200 cloaked in a camouflage pattern plucked from an M.C. Escher horror story. Mules wearing Giulietta bodywork have actually been circulating for months, but this is the first we’ve seen of a 200 wearing its very own skin. The considerable cladding adorning this examination automobile broke merely outside a Chrysler test facility suggests the exterior design is close to being completed.
The interior tries are a little bit much more conclusive, disclosing a collection of Chrysler switchgear prepared in a appealing and logical style on the console. The center pile is pure Chrysler parts bin, and the tool panel looks to be a slightly tweaked variation of the system located in the Dart and new Cherokee.
The entry-luxury segment isn’t really going anywhere soon. Chrysler created the existing 200 to slot in between sleek- and mid-size cars, a feature that has assisted it make it through in the marketplace despite matured mechanicals. With a mid-size-shaped hole in Chrysler’s significantly lavish schedule, and a forthcoming sleek access in the 100, the Auburn Hills– based automaker will require to abandon its segment-straddling approach and commit to making the 200 bigger.
The new 200 will ride on Fiat-Chrysler’s scalable Compact U.S. Wide style, which additionally underpins the Dodge Dart and the Jeep Cherokee. This will certainly replace the 200’s existing running equipment, Chrysler’s JS system.
Chrysler’s now-ubiquitous Tigershark 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which produces 184 horse power in the Dart, should serve as the base powerplant. The marque’s brand-new 271-hp, 3.2-liter Pentastar V-6 likely will do the donkeywork for uplevel versions.
Competitors: Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat.
2015 Chrysler 200 Determined Arrival and Price
The brand-new Chrysler 200 will certainly make its auto-show debut sometime in the following six months before going on sale in the second half of 2014 as a 2015 model. The current automobile begins at $22,190, and we don’t see that transforming much thinking about the cutthroat attributes of the mid-size sedan section.