This is the all-new Chrysler 200 saloon, a car that is of vital importance to the company in its home market.
The new 200 follows closely the style set by its predecessor, albeit executed in a more slickly modern style. It gets dramatic LED running lights and, inside, a raised and angled centre console that houses the controls for the climate control system, as well as the control dial for what’s expected to be a nine-speed autobox.
While it might be argued that the new 200 is also somewhat anonymous, it is pitched into one of the most cut-throat segments in the US new car market. The new model will be completing against the Toyota Camry – the best-selling car in the US for the last 12 years running – as well as a strong-selling Honda Accord, the Hyundai Sonata and new Ford Fusion (the next-generation Mondeo, to European drivers).
The 200 is expected to be sold with two engines: a 2.4-litre, ‘Tigershark’, four cylinder and one of Chrysler’s familiar 3.6-litre V6 Pentastar engines.