Chrysler company executives say that the production of the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan models will be launched early next year. Production of 2014 Chrysler 200 will be stopped in December so that the manufacturer will have sufficient time to prepare the plant for production of the redesigned model.
The very first undisguised pictures of Chrysler Group’s redesigned Chrysler 200 emerged today after spy photographers captured just what appears to be an advertising and marketing shoot for the approaching mid-sized car.
The photos were fired this week on the West Coast of the United States. Automotive News is under an embargo for exact details about the vehicle, which is set up to be exposed at the 2014 Detroit vehicle show. A Chrysler spokeswoman had no comment regarding the images.
Automotive News stated in November that the next-generation 200 will have little in common with the existing version.
The front-wheel-drive, mid-sized car will share the Fiat-derived CUSW platform with the Dodge Dart and Jeep Cherokee. It will likewise share the Cherokee’s nine-speed automatic transmission.
The upgraded 200 will obtain nearly all of Chrysler’s newest fuel-saving innovations, consisting of stop-start, active grille shutters, electric steering, electronic hand brake and LED illumination, according to sources.
The car will certainly be powered by Chrysler’s 3.6-liter V-6 engine or its 2.4-liter inline-four, according to a business source. Its interior will certainly include a rotary-dial equipment shifter, similar to those introduced first on the 2014 Ram 1500 and in the future the 2014 Cherokee.
2015 Chrysler 200 release date
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne claimed in October that the next-generation 200 would certainly enter into production in the second quarter of 2014.
With November, U.S. sales of the 200 were almost level this year, up simply 432 systems at 116,828.
The 200 is a key item for Chrysler dealerships considering that the mid-sized sedan segment is so large, and the present 200 is a slight gamer compared to automobiles such as the Ford Fusion, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
Still, sales of the 200 are considerably better than they were. Volume took off in the spring of 2011 after the remodelled and relabelled 200 was included in a landmark Super Bowl commercial with rapper Eminem, a Detroit local.
The preferred commercial presented a new tag line for the Chrysler brand name– Imported from Detroit– and concentrated on the now-bankrupt city’s resurgence.
The 2015 200 was originally set up to debut late this year, yet its development was postponed a little to enable further improvements, Chrysler executives claimed this year.
Chrysler has not stated publicly whether it will create a convertible variation of the redesigned car, as it finishes with the current 200.