Essentially a facelifted Sebring, the 200 strives to make customers forget about the days when Chrysler products were half-baked monstrosities.
Chrysler has officially unveiled the new 200 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Essentially a facelifted Sebring, the 200 strives to make customers forget about the days when Chrysler products were half-baked monstrosities. To do this, designers gave the car new bumpers, restyled headlights, an updated grille, and Jaguar XF-inspired LED taillights.
While the exterior changes are nice, the biggest improvements happen inside. Notable tweaks include a new instrument panel, "soft touch" armrests, and better cloth / leather upholstery.
Under the hood, two engines will be available. The base 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 173 hp (129 kW / 175 PS) and 166 lb-ft (225 Nm) of torque. It is mated to an archaic four-speed automatic transmission, but a six-speed auto is optional.
For those desiring more performance, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 churns out 283 hp (211 kW / 287 PS) and 260 lb-ft (353 Nm) of torque. Detailed performance specifications haven't been released, but Chrysler promises the engine will deliver best-in-class "horsepower and exceptional fuel economy."
Priced from $19,995 (including a $750 destination charge), the 2011 Chrysler 200 will start arriving at dealerships next month.