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Are these patent drawings of the Chrysler 200C?


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Do auto execs run around town with their briefcases hanging open or is it just luck that leaked patent drawings randomly show up on the ’net at the perfect time? After Chrysler’s announcement of the Sebring’s eventual demise, Noticias Automotivas reports that this images is one of the leaked patent drawings of the future 200C.

The Chrysler 200C EV concept appeared at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show quite unexpectedly and seemed to be set to compete against Chevrolet’s Volt . The concept has a 40 mile range purely on battery power with some added mileage provided by the vehicle’s small gasoline engine. Total power for the concept was said to be about 270hp.

The patent drawings are very similar to the concept car shown to us at the Detroit Auto Show . The drawings feature the same rounded front fascia and distinct grille. The elongated headlamps and fog lamps are still there as is the puckered up back end. In fact, it literally looks exactly the same as the concept vehicle and if the similarity on the exterior extends throughout the entire vehicle, then we can expect the same power and interior as found in the concept as well. However, we might see Chrysler’s new Pentastar V6 get dropped in there.

We’ll let you know as soon as we received more information on the Chrysler 200C .



3 comments:

his is the patent drawings to the concept car. It even says EV in the title. This is a car that Sergio said "cannot be built" They are going to redesign the front end of the Sebring to look like the 200C front end, but that is all until the next model cycle in 2013. These drawings look EXACTLY like the concept. It makes no sense. Chrysler has no resources for this. They are upgrading what they have. The 300C will be the biggest surprise. The rest of it will be refreshed cars with new interiors. There is NO WAY they can afford a car like the 200C which would be a ground up new model.

I just side-by-sided the pic to the concept and there are no differences. Even the side mirrors remain the same. This is definitely not a production car.

Chrysler and Lancia will share the same line-up in the future. Since 300C is really too big for Europe, but at the same time Lancia looks for a rear-wheel drive chassis to put it on the premium manufacturers list, 200C is not out of question. Not to mention that Alfa is looking for a similar size rear-wheel drive chassis too, so actually it makes quite a lot of sense for Fiat to build 200C. Or maybe I am just optimistic smiley I would really love to see 200C as a Chrysler.

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