Chrysler New Yorker

The last generation of the New Yorker continued with front-wheel drive on an elongated version of the new Chrysler LH platform and was shown at the 1992 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It was released along with the nearly identical Chrysler LHS for the 1994 model year, a year after the original LH cars: the Chrysler Concorde, Dodge Intrepid, and Eagle Vision, were introduced. The New Yorker came standard with the 3.5 L EGJ which produced 214 hp (160 kW). For 1995, the New Yorker received Chrysler's new logo on its grille, which replaced the old pentastar. Chrysler gave the New Yorker a more "traditional American" luxury image, and the LHS a more European performance image (as was done with the Eagle Vision).

Besides for different color choices, in reality, little separated New Yorker from LHS in appearance, with New Yorker's chrome exterior trim, gray body cladding, optional chrome wheel covers, column shifter and front bench seat, being the only noticeable differences. LHS also came with many of New Yorker's optional features as standard equipment, and featured a firmer tuned suspension, to go with its more European image.

Because of the similarities between the two, and LHS's strong sales, the New Yorker name was dropped after 1996, in favor of a six-passenger option on the more-popular LHS. Despite being far more contemporary and monochromatic in design compared to previous models, the traditional New Yorker, with its 2 tone cladding and chrome trim, still did not follow the modern, monochromatic styling trend of the division's other vehicles in 1997.

Source: Wikipedia, 2011

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