New model will be launched in the US in 2011 and will replace the unloved Sebring

Chrysler will substantially upgrade its unloved Sebring saloon in North America later this year, including a relaunch under a new name.

Set to reach dealerships in the fourth quarter, the Chrysler 200 will receive significantly overhauled styling over the Sebring, including new front and rear ends incorporating new headlight, bumper and grille designs.

See the official teaser pics of the new Chrysler 200 saloon

The Chrysler 200 will be offered with a 2.4-litre petrol engine mated to either a four-speed or six-speed automatic gearbox. A new 279bhp, 260lb ft V6 petrol engine will also be offered mated to a six-speed auto’ ‘box.

The chassis has been upgraded over the Sebring, too, to offer a softer ride. The suspension geometry has been revised, while NVH levels have all been reduced.

Interior upgrades include more soft touch materials and new instrument and centre console designs.Read the Fiat/Chrysler five-year plan in full

See all the latest Chrysler reviews, news and video

Join the debate

Comments
6

14 September 2010

The teaser pics look pretty good. The back looks slightly Jaguarish.

Hopefully it will look a lot like the 200c concept which I thought looked really nice.

14 September 2010

[quote fhp11]The teaser pics look pretty good. The back looks slightly Jaguarish.[/quote]

I agree it looks very classy the way it should have been the first time and thsts what they should have named it too hopefully they will have upgraded the interier too and put soft touch plastics in too .

14 September 2010

Doesn't anyone else have the suspicion that it'll just be a revamp of the Sebring with a different front and rear? The Sebring was an ungainly thing with unusual proportions. The 200C was quite different. We'll have to see....

14 September 2010

[quote supermanuel]Doesn't anyone else have the suspicion that it'll just be a revamp of the Sebring with a different front and rear?[/quote]

Whilst It is still based on the original sebring, it appears that it is having a substantial overhall, new suspension, completely new interior, new engines, majority of styling changed. SO it should be a completely different vehicle.

14 September 2010

If the rest of the car looks as good as the teaser shots, Chrysler may have a winner on it's hands!

Don D

15 September 2010

The main problem with this car (Sebring) was the shape & height of the cabin compared to the excessively long front and rear overhangs. They won't have changed those proportions so I don't think this car is going to be a great looker. It certainly won't have the proportions of the 200C that was fairly well received. It's interesting that the proportions worked much better on the Dodge Avenger with it's chunkier styling (that was in no way intended as an admission of approval!).

However, it will be dramatically improved in most other areas so I'm not suggesting it'll be a bad car, just a badly proportioned one.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Car review
    23 September 2016
    Aston kicks off its ‘second century plan’ with an all-new turbo V12 grand tourer
  • Ford Ka+ 1.2 Ti-VCT 85
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    A rounded, refined and well-sorted bargain supermini – once you’re used to the confusing role redefinition imposed on the once-cheeky Ka
  •  Maserati Ghibli Diesel
    First Drive
    22 September 2016
    Maserati releases another range of updates for its range best seller, the Ghibli. We've driven the diesel version, but there's little improvement on before
  • Tipo Front
    First Drive
    21 September 2016
    New Fiat Tipo offers impressive space and practicality for a reasonable price. We try the 1.6 diesel on the demanding roads of North Wales
  • Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150
    First Drive
    20 September 2016
    The Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150 makes perfect sense: it's spacious, tidy to drive for an SUV and cheap to run