Let’s face it, the Chrysler Sebring needed to go. Criticized for its cheap materials and horrible quality, the Sebring was, simply put, unsuccessful. So when we heard that Chrysler was going to rid itself of the Sebring, we weren’t at all surprised. What threw us a little, however, was the new car’s name. The freshened up mid-sized sedan will now be called the Nassau. This name was used for the first time on the concept car revealed by Chrysler in 2007. Of course, the production version will look nothing like the concept, but Chrysler hopes it will give them a chance to match up to its mid-sized competitors in the market today.

"If you look at the Sebring and benchmark it against the competition, it’s not where it needs to be,’ CEO Sergio Marchionne said at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.

Chrysler designers have been working on completely new interiors for the 2011 Chrysler Nassau and the Dodge Avenger. Not only will the interiors be brand spanking new, but the exteriors will look substantially different as well. The 2011 Nassau will be offered with a choice of 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a new V6 Pentastar engine.

Hopefully, Chrysler will learn from the debacle that was the Sebring and invest (crazy four letter word for some automakers) in better quality materials and engineering. We don’t think they can afford any other flops.


Source: Freep

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  (1211) posted on 12.16.2010

I love the boat-tail hatch of this Nassau concept, but doubt something this striking will ever see the assembly line. The atrocious Sebring was previewed by the quite interesting Chrysler Airflite concept, but that ended in tears.

  (515) posted on 05.6.2010

The actual production car will also be bland. That’s one thing you can rely on Chrysler for, bland/crap cars.

  (364) posted on 05.5.2010

Yes there are so many critics of the Sebring, most of of them are telling that the interior plastics looks cheap and the performance are not that impressive, with this criticism Chrysler has no choice but to bury it and replace a news model.

  (648) posted on 05.4.2010

Haha spot on mate. I just feel bad for all the idiots out there that actually bought one. I think how many condescending looks they must get when they go to Denny’s.

  (291) posted on 05.3.2010

Unfortunately, the name that matters most isn’t changing it’s still a Chrysler, and that’s still going to put people off, weather it’s due to the brand’s tarnished rep or the political baggage of being bailed out.

  (858) posted on 05.3.2010

2.4CC for V4 engine? Well, I’m pretty sure it’s pistons and valves larger than a normal cars. in this case, it will be a gas guzzler too.

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