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Chrysler's car comeback with the 2015 Chrysler 200

By Deeq on 12 Feb 2014

Attached Image The second generation Chrysler 200, which had its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, becomes another contender in the most competitive mid-size sedan category.

Two powertrains are available: a 3.6-liter V-6, with 295-horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, or a 2.4-liter inline-4 that produces 183-horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. A new 9-speed automatic transmission delivers about a 13-percent fuel economy gain, not to mention (hoped for) performance gains. The gearbox is controlled via an electronic Audi-like rotary knob shifter at the base of the center console.
 
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Chrysler joins Audi, Subaru, Ford and Cadillac in offering all-wheel drive on its mid-size sedan.  The 200 boasts 60 safety features—the most available in the segment and promises an estimated highway fuel economy of 35 mpg,  
 
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“The design of the 200 debuts the new face of Chrysler,” said Al Greenwald, president of Chrysler.
 

Attached Image It’s an elegant, fluid, and understated design which is enhanced by LED daytime running lamps, fog lamps and tail lamps.  The higher-end 200 S-model has exclusive gloss black trim and accents, dual exhaust, black wheels and sportier handling.  
It shares a platform with the Dodge Dart, Jeep Cherokee, and Alfa Romeo Giulietta - and benefits from the tinkering that has been done to previous models in terms of fit and finish and powertrain refinement.

 

Attached Image “This car is the result of what we learned working on those vehicles,” said Kathy Graham, a spokesperson for Chrysler.  “Everything’s better.”  It’s equipped with state of the art technology and available in distinct trim levels.
An imprint of the skyline of Motor City in the floormats emphasizes Chrysler’s slogan: Made in Detroit.
 
The 200's intended production plant has a 400,000-vehicle capacity and an energy consumption reduction of 62-percent from previous plants of this scale.


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One veteran photo-journalist called the previous Chrysler 200 one of the three ugliest cars he had ever photographed.
The new 2015 Chrysler 200 is definitely not that car any longer.


 

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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ManHong Feb 12 2014 04:39 PM

What a massive improvement over the previous 200 which was a nightmare of a car. Factory fitted front & rear parking sensors are a highlight as no car in the 200 class has that & it's rare in more expensive cars too. The driving experinece remains to be assessed though.

StreetFight3r Feb 13 2014 09:30 AM

Looks good but nth out of the ordinary. Lacking the X-factor.

drivinghazard Feb 13 2014 09:45 AM

Wow 9-speed transmission. If they introduce diesel variants they will become taxis in Singapore :p

offergold Feb 13 2014 09:57 AM

I believe this new model will compete against the best in class. Good job Chrysler. Better looking than Passat and Malibu.

tanbk Feb 13 2014 10:17 AM
Chrysler needs to start building more reliable cars before people will buy them in Toyota numbers, regardless of how good they look.
 
I hope they got it right this time but I have some serious doubts based on my experience with Chrysler products.
Kratoschumacher Feb 13 2014 10:33 AM

Looks more european than american, wonder if there would be a fiat spinoff..

STF71 Feb 17 2014 10:31 AM

I dont know if it is just me, but i just find this model an ordinary car. Just another car on the road. Nothing fanciful, nor attractive..neither does it carry a "Chysler" look. I mean one look we will know what car is from which brand. This one, none.

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