Chrysler Sebring finally launches in South Africa, a year after European markets. It is packed with cool features such as the MYGIG 2G hard drive.

Chrysler’s Sebring has blown its top off for the South African market, just in time for a major heatwave gripping most parts of the African country. It is the first D-segment vehicle from Chrysler to offer a convertible in right-hand-drive. This is also the first CC for the Chrysler group. Operated from the dashboard via a button, the hard roof opens and closes in less than 30 seconds.

Sebring convertible is pushed forward by a 2.7-litre V6 petrol engine making 137kW and 256Nm. It is said a 10.9l/100km on urban roads and 8.4l/100km. Good on Chrysler, the vehicle sports a new 6-speed automatic transmission which would help improve not only performance but economy as well.

Five passengers are easily swallowed up and they have plenty to play with. Like the MYGIG entertainment system that features a 20 GIG hard drive, USB port for connecting MP3 players and hands-free communication. It even has a microphone for recording voice for those who like to hear the sound of their own voices over and over again.

This car is joining the 2.4 Sebring saloon and Touring derivatives which are already for sale in South Africa. The price for losing your top is R299,900/ USD38,839 and adding MYGIG to the options list is an additional R14900/ USD1,929.

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