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.
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.
While perusing the internet we recently came across a patent that had been issued last September to the Chrysler corporation for the "ornamental design for an automobile body." While the document gives no insight as to what is going on beneath the proposed sheet metal, it does grant the American automaker the exclusive rights to produce a vehicle that features each of these design characteristics. The only question that remains is, what will it be used for? It was back in 2005 when Dodge brought back the Chrysler 300 with a new set of bold body lines built atop a promising rear wheel drive platform, so after five years of seeing the same old sedan, is it time for the car builder to freshen up the looks of their popular full size four door? We think so, and this design concept might just be what they have in mind.
At first the sketches reminded us of the European Opel Insignia with its swept back front end and blistered arches housing a set of split seven spoke rims, but after studying the design a little closer we noticed the classic Chrysler grill as well as the C shaped headlights and tail pipes poking through the rear bumper as well as the unmistakable emblem on the back of the trunk. After all this is the slippery shape of cars to come, with hood that seamlessly blends in with the raked windshield leading into fast back profile with a short trunk overhang for improved aerodynamics. However it was the extremely elevated belt line that made us think 300.
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