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2015 Chrysler 200

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  • Chrysler 200
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    Nine-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    184
  • MPG(Hwy):
    35
  • Torque @ RPM:
    173
  • Displacement:
    2.4 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    130 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    21700
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The four-door compact sedan debuts Chrysler’s new design language

The second-generation Chrysler 200 was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, when the company known as FCA unveiled not only the new compact sedan, but also its new design direction. According to the brand, some of the design features you see in the new 200, like the new grille and headlamps, will also be featured in all future models. Penned by Jeff Hammoud, the new 200 features a more streamlined design that changes everything about the traditional Chrysler design of the last decade.

When Chrysler replaced the Sebring with the 200, the world rejoiced at the elimination of the outdated and never truly impressive drop top. Unfortunately, the 200 was not a full redesign of its predecessor, rather just a nip here, a tuck there, some new headlights and basic interior changes. So, essentially, the 200’s body style was in its sixth production year, making it a year overdue for a revision.

The new Chrysler 200 feels fresh and modern, and even though some say that the Detroit-based brand used the Tesla Model S as inspiration, the sedan sports plenty of original styling cues. The four-door compact was put on sale in the second quarter of 2014.

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FCA Looking For Partner To Build Dart And 200 Sedan

FCA Looking For Partner To Build Dart And 200 Sedan

Fresh hope for FCA’s sedans

In January 2016, FCA’s Sergio Marchionne announced that both the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 will be axed, as the company is looking to focus its resources to building more trucks and SUVs. You know, the kind of vehicles that bring bigger profits. The decision was far from surprising in the case of the Dart, a slow-selling car that has lost its appeal years ago, but unexpected for the 200. Sure, sales have declined shortly after the sedan went into production, but unlike the Dart, the 200 has received an extensive makeover for the 2015 model year. One that Chrysler was very proud of, being described as the car that "lays the groundwork for the future of the brand" and a model to become the "new benchmark for midsize sedans."

Two months have passed and it appears that Marchionne changed his mind about both vehicles and the brand is looking for a partner "who is better at it than we are and who has got capacity available" to continue building the Dart and 200. In other words, FCA wants to have the sedans built in another company’s facility, just like Mercedes-Benz has the G-Class manufactured by Magna Steyr in Austria and Toyota has the Scion iA made by Mazda in Mexico.

"There are discussions going on now," Marchionne said at the Geneva Motor Show. "I think we will find a solution. We continue to talk. It’s both a technical solution and an economic one. We need to find a solution that works economically."

If this happens, the Dart and 200 won’t be the first FCA vehicles to be built by partners. The Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider is assembled by Mazda, while the ProMaster City van is manufactured in a join-venture plant in Turkey shared with its Fiat-badged Doblo twin.

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2016 Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition

2016 Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition

Chrysler is offering a special edition 200S that will be available this spring.

Just a week after the world found out that Chrysler was dropping the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200, Chrysler announced the “Alloy Edition” of the soon-to-be-discontinued 200 sedan. It’s slated to debut next to the 300S Alloy Edition at the Chicago Auto Show this month, showcasing some unique accenting that includes a dark bronze and titanium finish inside and out.

In the press release announcing the 200S Allow Edition, Tim Kuniskis – the Head of Passenger Car Brands for FCA – said, “Chrysler brand embodies Detroit style, and our new 200S and 300S Alloy Editions are a perfect meld of our engineering innovation and craftsmanship, forged with cutting-edge colors and materials inspired by the Motor City’s ingenuity and creativity.”

Of course, one has to remember that the death warrant for the 200S has already been written, so even though Chrysler feels the 200S is an “athletically striking sedan with coupe-like proportions and a timeless look,” it’s not going to be around for long. So, will this new Special Edition be enough to increase sales and save the model from going down as a total flop? Well, probably not, but let’s take a look at what makes it special.

Updated 02/16/2016: We added a series of new images taken during the car’s official debut at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Check the "Pictures" tab to see them.

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FCA Prepares To Kill Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200

FCA Prepares To Kill Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200

Decline in sales and shifting consumer demand triggered FCA’s decision to cut ties with both models

Fiat-Chrysler is embarking on a new adventure as part of an updated five-year business plan that CEO Sergio Marchionne outlined in a recent presentation with investors. As with most updates of this type, changes have been made in the direction of the company and two models, the Dodge Dart and the Chrysler 200, have become unwitting casualties.

According to Marchionne, FCA will begin focusing its energy and resources into building more trucks and utility vehicles in response to what he describes as a “permanent shift in demand” in the market. Unfortunately for both the Dart and the 200, the pedestrian sales numbers of both cars made them expendable and with no signs in the horizon of both models improving their appeal to the public. FCA is now preparing its shovels for the two vehicles arguably untimely deaths.

With the Dart and the 200 out of the picture, FCA can realign its facilities to accommodate the production of more Jeep and Ram models. The company’s plants in Illinois where the Dart and the 200 were being built will now be used to increase the production of the Jeep Cherokee and Ram 1500.

It’s an ignominious exit for both models, especially for the Dart, which only returned to the automotive scene in 2012 after not being around since 1976. Dodge even had huge plans for the model at the time of its supposed comeback, even going so far as building numerous race and concept variants. But with the model turning out to be a sales dud, parent company FCA has deemed it – and the 200 – as baggage that it doesn’t want to carry moving forward.

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Chrysler 200 S Mopar

Chrysler 200 S Mopar

Mopar is Chrysler’s parts, service, and customer service organization, but it’s also the go-to department for performance. Since Mopar offers performance accessories, it also puts together concept vehicles from time to time, and today at SEMA, Mopar has shown us that it’s at it again – this time with a Chrysler 200 S.

The 200 S by Mopar isn’t outrageous by any means, but it does showcase a number of accessories – some of which are currently available from Mopar. Unlike some of the concepts we’ve seen this year from other manufacturers, the 200 S Mopar actually has an equal balance between exterior modifications, interior modifications, and engine modifications.

Even if you’re not a fan of Chrysler’s products, you’ll still be able to find something to like about this modified, midsize sedan from Mopar. Let’s take a look.

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2015 Chrysler 200 Recalled For Transmission Replacement

2015 Chrysler 200 Recalled For Transmission Replacement

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling about 25,000 of the 2015 Chrysler 200 for a potential transmission replacement. The recall affects V6-powered models equipped with the brand’s new nine-speed automatic transmission. In the affected models, the park rod may become dislodged or broken, preventing the gearbox from shifting into Park. If the park lock does not engage, the vehicle may roll away.

"Inconsistent assembly procedures at a supplier’s plant have been linked to five reports involving customers who could not shift their vehicles into park," FCA said in a statement, adding that it is unaware of any related injuries or accidents.

FCA estimates that 25,734 sedans could be affected by this issue, 22,107 of which were sold in the U.S., 3,600 in Canada and 213 in Mexico. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between March 9th, 2014 and December 15th, 2014.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall is expected to begin on April 10th, 2015. Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, change the transmission free of charge. Until then, owners may contact Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403 for additional information.

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Chrysler 200 Could Get 2.2-liter Turbodiesel Engine

Chrysler 200 Could Get 2.2-liter Turbodiesel Engine

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may soon expand its North American diesel lineup to include the Chrysler 200 compact sedan. Currently motivated by 2.4-liter, four-cylinder or 3.6-liter V-6 mills, the 200 is set to receive a 2.2-liter oil burner, if we are to believe a report coming from Automotive News. The unit in question is reportedly being developed by Alfa Romeo for one of its upcoming sedans. As with most Fiat engines, the 2.2-liter four-pot is expected to come in many flavors, ranging from 135 to over 200 horsepower. However, only one version is likely to make it stateside to join the Tigershark and Pentastar gasoline engines already available for the 200.

If this rumor proves to be true, Alfa Romeo’s 2.2-liter would become the fourth diesel engine to power FCA cars in the U.S. Chrysler already offers a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 in the Ram 1500 pickup truck and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV, as well as a 3.0-liter inline-four in the Ram ProMaster van. Ram also gets a 6.7-liter, straight-six from Cummins, its long-time diesel engine supplier. There’s no word on whether the new 2.2-liter diesel will make it into other FCA vehicles here in the U.S., but keep it locked here for more details on the matter.

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Jeep Cherokee Gets Software Update For Problems With The Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission

Jeep Cherokee Gets Software Update For Problems With The Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission

Jeep is readying a new software update that will hopefully fix the woeful issues FCA’s nine-speed automatic transmission keeps having.

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2015 Chrysler 200C - Driven

2015 Chrysler 200C - Driven

The Chrysler 200 has a long and muddled history dragging behind it. Born from the ashes of the tarnished and dented Sebring nameplate, new parent Fiat wanted the 200 to stand tall with a collection of new engines, features and a new interior design. With its debut in 2010, it was obvious that Chrysler had the ability to recover from its past mistakes. For 2015 we have the new second-generation 200. It looks better, has a new transmission and the interior has been loaded with the best luxury and technology available.

I was impressed with the last 200 for its sudden refinement and quality over the car that birthed it, but I wasn’t sure if it was the best choice in such a competitive segment. With the 2015 car Chrysler is promising a lot has been improved in ride, comfort, luxury, and technology. As the swoopy four-door pulled into my driveway for my weeklong test, I was intrigued. I had more than 500 miles of hectic holiday driving ahead of me. I was ready to see if the 200 would be a willing companion.

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Join Us For the TopSpeed Podcast Episode 037 LIVE

Join Us For the TopSpeed Podcast Episode 037 LIVE

Hard to believe it is already Thursday again. My how time flies when you are having fun. I hope you enjoyed the experience that was Episode 037 of the TopSpeed Podcast and the experience of the madness that is this year’s LA Auto Show.

We start out with Weekly Wheels; Mark is in the Chrysler 200 S, and I spent a week with the Volvo S60, and once again Justin is sitting this segment out.

From there we jump straight into news as there is a lot to cover thanks to L.A. Ford finally unveiled the new GT350, Cadillac made the ATS-V official, there are a bunch of new Jaguar F-Types for sale, Volkswagen proved the existence of a Golf R Wagon, and Toyota went nuts with a hydrogen powered car. There is also the new Mazda CX-3, the Audi Prologue concept and the “concept” Bentley Grand Convertible. We also have spy shots of a basically undisguised Porsche Cayman GT4 as well.

Thanks to you guys, we have a nice collection of questions to answer about the LA show, about podcast guests and about Ken Block and his special brand of hoonage. We also have a new Own, Drive, Burn that features some Italian supercars and one American sports machine.

This week’s show was a blast, and we did really good about sticking to our 1-hour target on time. If there is a car from L.A. that we didn’t cover, and you want to hear our thoughts, make sure to drop it in those comments with your other questions. We will be sure to answer it on next week’s show. Now have a great weekend, and we will see you next Thursday.

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2015 Chrysler 200 S - Driven

2015 Chrysler 200 S - Driven

Ah, the Chrysler 200 — the “luxurious” champion of rental car fleets the nation over; successor to the equally rental-esque Sebring, that sedan, coupe, and two-door convertible that lived from 1995 till 2010 when the then-new 200 picked up the baton for the 2011 model year. Though the 200 was a marked improvement over the Sebring in nearly every way, its styling was on the boring side of stodgy. Its interior, however, began to show off Chrysler’s helpful Fiat influences. While not stellar, the first generation 200’s innards were on the right track.

Now for 2015, Chrysler’s Fiat ownership is fully realized. The all-new 200 is a far cry from that rental lot appliance of yore. Its swoopy exterior design is considerably up-market in its styling while its interior looks as if it rolled off a Volvo assembly line. Perhaps if anything, it’s a tad overdesigned, attempting to overcompensate for the egregious fashion faux pas of years gone by — but that’s nothing to hold against the car.

I recently spent a week getting to know the new 200. My tester was the sportier flavor, the 200 S. It came well equipped with the range-topping, 3.6-liter V-6 and all-wheel-drive. The fantastic 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system and a very stylized gauge cluster dominated the dashboard while its sloping center console carried all the right knobs for safe, eyes-on-the-road driving.

So how’d it measure up after getting past its pretty face and improved interior? Well, continue reading to find out.

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2015 Chrysler 200S Mopar

2015 Chrysler 200S Mopar

The 2015 Chrysler 200 finally got its long-overdue update when Chrysler decided to introduce the revised model at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. It really couldn’t have come at a better time as a lot of people were getting tired of the old 200. Now, the 200S is getting the full Mopar blowout at the 2014 SEMA Auto Show. For those who already have the 2015 200S in their garages, this is the blueprint you need to follow to make it stand out even more.

The showpiece model didn’t get any peculiar colors or massive performance bumps, which might confuse some people because SEMA is usually associated with bombastic shades and outlandish engine modifications. Instead, Chrysler and Mopar opted for a more subdued, yet infinitely more realistic upgrade. There’s a new body kit somewhere in there, and while it’s not as obvious as those 19-inch matte-bronze wheels, Mopar also did a number on the 200S’ suspension system to help it in the corners.

The best part about this program is the fact that these Mopar accessories are going to be available to the public beginning in 2015. The Mopar body kit will hit stores in the first quarter of 2015 with the wheels and the other upgrades following at later dates.

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Chrysler Received More Than 10,000 Orders For The 2015 200 in One Day

Chrysler Received More Than 10,000 Orders For The 2015 200 in One Day

The Chrysler brand has just announced it has received more than 10,000 orders for its brand-new, 2015 200 in the first day the ordering system for the sedan went online. The second day brought another 7,000+ requests from customers and dealers and, according to the company, orders keep pouring in.

Production of the redesigned vehicle had already commenced in mid-March at the company’s plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and full assembly capacity — much-needed given the 200’s pre-delivery success — is expected to be reached through mid-July.

This is great news for Chrysler, who has been struggling to survive with a lineup comprising only four models the past few years. That hasn’t changed and the offer will shrink even further once the old 200 Convertible gets the axe later this year, but the redesigned 200 might just be the pill that precedes the curing process Chrysler had to begin years ago.

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2015 Chrysler 200 by Mopar

2015 Chrysler 200 by Mopar

Like a company beaming over its new prized model, Chrysler is putting a lot of its eggs in the basket of the new 200 sedan. That’s how much it hopes the redesigned model will get over with the public after mercifully ending the Sebring’s run.

So, with an all-new 200 rekindling new hope for Chrsyler, the American brand is set to unleash the full-court press on the new midsize sedan, and that includes an aftermarket program courtesy of Mopar.

The model that’s being touted in the Mopar guise is actually a 200S, and it features a Lunar White Pearl Tri-coat exterior. If fancy and classy can go together, this color certainly does a good job at highlighting the 200’s impressive new looks.

Not only that, Mopar’s accessory list for the 200S also includes a host of exterior and interior goodies, highlighted by a graphics package, a bicycle-hitch receiver, white leather seats, bronze contrast stitching, Autonet WIFI and ambient lighting, among a smorgasbord of new digs, all of which you can check out after the jump.

No performance upgrades were given to the Mopar-tuned 200S, but considering how Chrysler is trying to establish the 200 as the new "face" of its lineup, keeping it in its current mechanical guise — a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that produces 295 horsepower and 355 lb-ft of torque — is important to elucidate the 200’s appeal to the public.

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2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200

The four-door compact sedan debuts Chrysler’s new design language

The second-generation Chrysler 200 was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, when the company known as FCA unveiled not only the new compact sedan, but also its new design direction. According to the brand, some of the design features you see in the new 200, like the new grille and headlamps, will also be featured in all future models. Penned by Jeff Hammoud, the new 200 features a more streamlined design that changes everything about the traditional Chrysler design of the last decade.

When Chrysler replaced the Sebring with the 200, the world rejoiced at the elimination of the outdated and never truly impressive drop top. Unfortunately, the 200 was not a full redesign of its predecessor, rather just a nip here, a tuck there, some new headlights and basic interior changes. So, essentially, the 200’s body style was in its sixth production year, making it a year overdue for a revision.

The new Chrysler 200 feels fresh and modern, and even though some say that the Detroit-based brand used the Tesla Model S as inspiration, the sedan sports plenty of original styling cues. The four-door compact was put on sale in the second quarter of 2014.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2015 Chrysler 200.

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2013 Chrysler 200

2013 Chrysler 200

The Chrysler 200’s parade of limited trims continues with a new Carhartt Special Edition packing triple-stitched leather seats and a cool body kit on top of the black-themed 200S trim level. The 2013.5 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition’s name is quite the mouthful – but is it enough to invigorate sales of this four-cylinder and V-6-powered midsize sedan?

While the Carhartt package certainly confirms that the 200S Special Edition is well-equipped, it brings prices above the $28,000 mark to nearly overlap with the far more interesting, larger and rear-drive Chrysler 300’s base pricing.

The Chrysler 200 sedan has been the main recipient of Chrysler’s marketing time and dollars spent since the breakout “Imported From Detroit” campaign that included a Super Bowl spot and pricey ads featuring Michigan’s hometown hero: rapper Eminem. Catchy rhythms and high-gloss professional photography of the 200 S contrast delightfully in the ads with backdrops that showcase gritty Detroit in all its glory.

The ads firmly locate the 200 sedan as the center of the company (and city’s) eventual revival. The commercials resonated with viewers, leading Chrysler to even co-develop an “Imported From Detroit” clothing label with the help of Carhartt, another Michigan-based firm that embraced the ad campaign’s message.

Continuous improvements to the Chrysler 200 mean the latest, black-themed "S" models are a world away from the original version of this car in terms of performance with a new, high-power V-6, as well as interior comfort and technology. A totally redesigned dashboard and numerous available Uconnect touchscreen stereos keep the 200 current with the best infotainment from the competition.

Is this reinvented 200 sedan truly a new beginning? Many are skeptical and the Chrysler is rarely cross-shopped against the larger Toyota Camry and its best-selling peers.

The 200’s dimensions and realistic prices mean it actually competes with the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla for retail buyers.

Click past the jump for the full review of the Chrysler 200 sedan, with details on the new 2013.5 Carhartt Special Edition of the 200S.

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2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible

Times have changed in America, that much we can tell you.

Remember the day when mid-sized convertibles were as trendy as the mullet hairstyle? Those days are long gone, which is why it’s a little surprising that automakers are still producing these vehicles.

Consumers still love convertibles, but these days, it has to be of the sporty variety. The 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible is not a sports car, but it does come with the capability of being a convertible. So you can say that the vehicle offers the best of both worlds, right? The sporty performance of a coupe and the open-air freedom of a convertible all wrapped in a midsized vehicle’s body.

To be fair, there are a number of positive attributes with the 200 Convertible. It’s been completely refreshed to make Chrysler forget about the forsaken Sebring. It also has an impressive powertrain configuration that does justice to its looks.

So there’s still hope for the 200 Convertible. But hope is fleeting, especially in the auto industry and ultimately, the midsized convertible is a dying breed.

Chrysler may have something with the 200 Convertible but for the most part, it’s going to take a lot of convincing to get people interested in this kind of car these days.

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2014 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition

2014 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition

Chrysler, in cooperation with Hamilton Carhartt have developed a special edition 200 S and will display it next week at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The new 200 S Special Edition will be priced at $28,870 and will be put into production in the second quarter of 2013.

This special edition was based on the Chrysler 200 "S" package and will add "an incredible amount of standard features." On the exterior the model combines numerous gloss black with chrome insertions and 18-inch aluminum wheels. There are also numerous "S" and black "200" badges that will help you to further identify this special edition.

The interior has been designed in collaboration with Carhartt and continues the same black and gray design theme. As standard equipment the model is offering a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a Boston Acoustic premium sound system.

Hit the jump to read full details on the new Chrysler 200 S Special Edition.

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2012 Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar

2012 Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar

With the 2012 North American International Auto Show just around the corner, renowned tuning firm Mopar has set its sights on a 2012 Chrysler 200 with a special edition model called the 200 Super S.

Set to debut in Detroit in the coming weeks, the 200 Super S showcases the latest in Mopar’s aerodynamic components that will be made available to the sedan beginning later this year.

"The Super S is Mopar’s interpretation of the Chrysler 200," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. "The extensive list of high-quality Mopar parts enhances the performance and appearance of our Chrysler 200."

As you can imagine, Mopar is offering an extensive list of programs for the 200 that includes a Stage I aerodynamic program that includes a large chin spoiler, a satin chrome fog light trim, a satin chrome grille surround and mesh in the upper and lower grilles, a gloss black grille, new side sills, a satin chrome belt molding, black chrome "200" badges, a new trunk lid spoiler, a satin chrome light bar, a matte black lower diffuser with attached exhaust openings, and a new set of 18" "S" alloy wheels that come in either Gray or Hyper Black color options.

Adding to the pretty comprehensive Stage I program is the Stage II program, which comes with performance tweaks that include a new coil-over suspension, a new cold-air intake, and a new cat-back exhaust.

About the only downside to this model is that it doesn’t have any engine upgrades. That being said, the 200’s standard numbers are still impressive in their own right: a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine that delivers 283 horsepower and 260 lb/ft of torque.

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2012 Chrysler 200 S Convertible

2012 Chrysler 200 S Convertible

After focusing on the 300 in a series of variants, Chrysler has moved on to the 200 Convertible with the unveiling of the S version at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The 200 S Convertible features more luxury and sporty characteristics than the standard version with an improved exterior and interior look. It also gets a more powerful engine in the V6 variety to bump up the power from the standard model by 110 HP. The new 200 S Convertible will go on sale later this spring with prices starting from $32,490.

"The New York International Auto Show is the perfect place to debut the new 2011 Chrysler 200 S sedan and Chrysler 200 S convertible models," said Olivier Francois, President and CEO, Chrysler Brand – Chrysler Group LLC. "These vehicles are built with an unmistakable attitude and a signature style; and you could say the same of New York itself. The attitude may be ‘Imported from Detroit,’ but it’s definitely at home on Park Avenue."

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2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible

After the sedan version was unveiled back in September, Chrysler has now decided to reveal the first official images of the future Chrysler 200 Convertible. According to the official statements made at the Detroit Auto Show, the new Chrysler 200 will be sold on the European market as the Lancia Flavia, both sedan and convertible and will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this upcoming March.

The 200 Convertible’s design has been slightly modified in order to accommodate the roof folding mechanism. The engine line-up will also remain unchanged: a 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine mated to either a four- or six-speed automatic transaxle, or the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle. Most likely the European customers will also enjoy some diesel engines in their future Lancia Flavia, but none for the American market.

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2011 Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar

2011 Chrysler 200 Super S by Mopar

Having an auto show without any Mopar vehicles is like having a sundae without any whipped cream; it may still taste good, but it’s just not the same. Thankfully, we won’t have to experience that because the Detroit Auto Show will be chalk full of "Moparized" models. Among them there will be a Chrysler 200 Super S that has received the full on Mopar treatment.

To get to this final project as seen in the rendering released by Chrysler, Mopar started off with a 2011 Chrysler 200 which they then covered in a Black and Tungsten - which is just a fancy way of saying black and gray - paint scheme. After that, the tuners added a gloss black grille surround, a gloss black mesh grille, recessed wing badge, vented hood, and lower chin spoiler. Other small additions consist of a fog light bezel with light bar and brake induction openings. This rendering doesn’t show the back of the car, but if it did, we’d see a bright exhaust tip and a decklid spoiler. The exterior package is finished off with a new set of 19" wheels.

The interior won’t receive much in the way of anything, but it will get Katzkin leather seats and numerous black elements to go along with the exterior.

The Chrysler 200 Super S doesn’t get anything in the form of an engine modification, so we’re not sure if it can live up to the "Super" name. Guess we’ll have to wait and see just how fitting this name is when the Detroit Motor Show opens its doors next week.

Press release after the jump.

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2011 Dodge Avenger

2011 Dodge Avenger

Dodge’s Avenger and it’s Chrysler Sebring compatriot may have been the two most-reviled mid-size sedans on the planet in 2010. For 2011, a major overhaul of both models—and a new moniker for the Sebring—aim to change that.

Armed with an available new V-6 and a new interior, the Avenger is but one of several Chrysler or Dodge products that has either been redesigned or refreshed for 2011. As it pulls out of bankruptcy and tries to make its marriage with Fiat work, Chrysler Group desperately needs the Avenger and 200 to be a hit in the mid-size class. Can the Avenger be lifted out of the basement and brought up to play with the rest of the group?

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Official Photos Of The Chrysler 200

Official Photos Of The Chrysler 200

Ladies and gentleman, the wait is now over. For the first time, we can now see the new Chrysler 200 in all its glory. The four-door sedan draws on the 200C concept for the 2009 Detroit Auto Show and it will replace the old and mostly despised Sebring. The 200 will get all-new front and rear lighting, fascias, and new mirrors and wheels. Yet, we can’t help but think this is just a refreshed Sebring. Thankfully, the changes that were made have helped immensely.

Powering the new 200 will be either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that can be connected four-speed or six-speed automatic, or the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. Chrysler has yet to release any power numbers for these motors, but we should have some details in the next few months.

The interior has also been redone. There are cabin upgrades such as a new instrument panel, redesigned seats, acoustic laminated glass for lower sound levels, and revamped HVAC outlets, although there are no full interior pictures at this time. We are hoping that the 200 continues with the current trend of well built interiors that started with the Dodge Ram and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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Chrysler drops teaser photos of 200C sedan

Chrysler drops teaser photos of 200C sedan

The on-going tease for Chrysler’s new 200C sedan continued after the company released new – and more revealing - teaser photos of the car’s redesigned front end and its new interior.

Based on past teasers we’ve seen, the new 200C looks to have taken in the new redesigned grille that’s a little more on the rectangular shape when compared to the 200C EV Concept we saw at Detroit a while back. In addition to the revised grille, the new car takes on a number of revisions, including the hood, the mirrors, the fenders, headlights, fog lamps, and LED lights on the tail and brake lights.

In addition to that, it has also been reported that the car will come with a number of powerplants, including a 2.4-liter I4 World Gas Engine and a Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 variant.

Despite these teasers, we’ll still hold off on any judgments until we get official confirmation from Chrysler, but it does give us an idea of what to expect with the new 200C.

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2011 Chrysler 200

2011 Chrysler 200

The Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord better watch out because the Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan has just been revealed. What used to be the Sebring has now been completely restyled and re-engineered into the Chrysler 200 and not the Nassau, as we had originally thought. It will be ready to go on sale in the fourth quarter 2010 with the Accord and the Camry as its main targets.

For 2011, the 200 sedan will be getting front and rear fascias and fenders and a grille featuring the new Chrysler brand winged badge. It will also feature a new hood, rear decklid and exterior mirrors, projector headlamps and fog lamps, LED taillamps, and an LED center high-mounted stop light. A glance to the interior of the vehicle will show a new instrument panel, bezels and gauge face, upgraded leather and cloth seats with a new design, new “soft touch” door trim panels, new “soft touch” armrests and dash, new heating and cooling outlets in the instrument panel, acoustic laminated glass for lower sound levels, and revamped HVAC outlets. Although there are no full interior pictures at this time, we are hoping that the 200 continues with the current trend of well built interiors that started with the Dodge Ram and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Under the hood Chrysler has given customers a choice of two engines: a 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine mated to either a four- or six-speed automatic transaxle, or the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that delivers 283 HP and 260 lb.-ft. of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle.

UPDATE 10/12/2010: Chrysler has just unveiled the official photos for the Chrysler 200! Check them out in the gallery!

Updated 11/10/2010: Chrysler has announced today prices for the 2011 200 sedan. The new model will be available in four models, LX, Touring, Limited and S (late availability). The 200 LX is priced at $19,995; the 200 Touring at $21,995 and the 200 Limited at $24,495.

UPDATED 12/28/10: Chrysler has released the new online configurator for the 200C, giving you a chance to choose the model, color, and trim of what your imaginary 200C is going to look like. It’s already up at the Chrysler website so just head over there, put your creative hats on, and get to work!

Press release after the jump.

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Are these patent drawings of the Chrysler 200C?

Are these patent drawings of the Chrysler 200C?

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.

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2009 Chrysler 200C EV Concept

2009 Chrysler 200C EV Concept

A surprise electric vehicle that showed up in Detroit was the mid-sized 200C EV. With some luck, this is the future of Chrysler’s Sebring-sized sedan.

Taking square aim at Chevrolet’s Volt, the powertrain in the 200C EV has a 40 mile range purely on battery power, and then the range can be extended with the aid of a small gasoline engine. The total power from the engines should be about 270 hp. Chrysler wanted to be extra eco-friendly with this concept and painted it in in a water-based Liquid Graphite Pearl exterior color.

Press release after the jump.

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