Much to our surprise here at TopSpeed, Fiat has decided to keep the Sebring convertible alive. They are even giving it a major refresh early next year and boy, does it need it. The Sebring and the Dodge Avenger sedans are due for some updates before the end of the year and the Sebring could be getting a new name . There have also been reports that the new Sebring will be built in Italy.
Most of the changes that will take place on the two cars will include a reworked suspension and improved interiors. Chrysler ’s new Pentastar V6 will be in the convertible next year.
Take a step back to the 1990’s and you will find Sebrings everywhere, as it was the best selling convertible in America. This was down to its low price and decent styling. The current model took all of that and threw it away. It combines the negative areas of the sedan, and there are many to choose from, plus poor styling.
So, why would any car company want to keep this convertible alive? Well, according to AllPar, it’s because they are a rental fleet favorite in warm weather climates. So, Chrysler can thank vacationers for driving the Sebring convertible because, chances are, nobody else will.