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2016 Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition: A Blend of Style and Timelessness

The sporty, coupe-like, mid-size 2016 Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition sedan boasts blacked-out details and distinct lines and curves that offer it a timeless look. The new 200S Alloy Edition is complemented with industrial inspired colors and materials, taking the brand styling to a whole new level and class.

The 200's "face of Chrysler" sports a unified look that perfectly integrates the grille and headlamps with a Mobius strip-inspired design improved by a 3D effect with a dynamic grille texture. It is amplified with Dark Bronze paint on the upper and lower grille surrounds of the Mobius strip.

Alloy Edition matches its Gloss Black accents and daylight opening (DLO) moldings with bigger 19-inch Dark Bronze aluminum wheels while emphasizing its sport-tuned suspension for a sportier industrial look. Another unique feature of the model is the Dark Bronze "200S" emblem on the rear decklid.

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Chrysler thinks 200 sedan will sell well despite rivals’ big incentives

Car manufacturers are forced to engage in an incentive war as midsize car sales continue to drop, according to Chrysler brand head Al Gardner. As a result, profits are declining in this 16-vehicle segment, which includes the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion. This affects even the redesigned models. During the first half of 2015, the midsize car segment posted 3.4% lower sales than the year-ago period.

Meanwhile, midsize crossover sales have grown by 3.6% and midsize SUV sales have gone up by 23%. Gardner said that because of competition woes, no car company will be able to meet profit targets. Sales of the Chrysler 200 in the first half of the year have more than doubled. However, it is being compared to last year’s first half when the previous model was in the sell-down period.

Gardner explained that if the segment is down, everybody strives to increase their share and this makes them throw big incentives at potential customers. He said that he doesn’t expect to lose money on the Chrysler 200 but the rest of the segment is pressured to raise incentives when a new car such as the Hyundai Sonata is immediately priced with low APR and cash on the hood.

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Stop-start tech will be standard in some 2015 Jeep Cherokees and Chrysler 200s

Some 2015 Jeep Cherokees and Chrysler 200s will feature engine stop-start as a standard starting later this year. Chrysler Group will feature the technology as standard on the 3.2-liter V-6 versions of the 2015 Jeep Cherokee when it starts building them in the third quarter of this year. The carmaker will also feature the technology in its 2.4-liter inline-four versions of the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan starting fourth quarter of 2014.

Stop start saves fuel by shutting off the engine when the vehicle brakes to a stop, then restarting it when the driver release his foot from the brake pedal. Chrysler remarked that the addition of stop-start to the Ram 1500 pickup lead to a 1-mpg hike in its city fuel economy rating.

On the other hand, the most fuel-efficient version of the Cherokee receiving the stop-start technology is rated 19 mpg city while the most fuel-efficient Chrysler 200 to get the feature is rated at 23 mpg city.

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2015 Chrysler 200 is good enough to replace its predecessor, execs say

The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 is good enough to replace its predecessor and the Dodge Avenger, executives at Chrysler Group believe. They are also confident that the new 200 could still gain in the already crowded mid-sized sedan segment. In 2013, Chrysler sold 122,480 units of the 200 and 93,842 units of the Avenger. Chrysler plans the new 200 to at least match the combined sales of its two predecessors. The vehicle is underpinned by a Fiat-derived platform – the CUSW – that also underpins the Dodge Dart and Jeep Cherokee.

It also shares many parts with them. The new base LX model has a starting price of $22,695 and is powered by a 184-hp 2.4-liter inline-four. Up on the trim level is the Limited that has a starting price of $24,250.

Prices include shipping. For those wanting to avail of leather seats and Chrysler’s 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, they could avail of the S trim level, which has a starting price of $25,490, including shipping.

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The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 made its official debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show as the industry’s first mid-sized sedan with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission. Featuring the new face of the Chrysler brand, 2015 Chrysler 200 will carry a price tag of just $21,700 (excluding $995 destination charge).

According to the American manufacturer now owned by Fiat, the 2015 Chrysler 200 has a muscular yet soulful presence and embodies a strong, sculptured exterior. The vehicle comes with new grille and headlamps, which are integrated for the first time. Chrysler 200 comes with signature light pipe or available full-LED daytime running lamps (DRL), LED fog lamps and standard LED taillamps.

The 2015 Chrysler 200S features gloss black trim and accent pieces rather than the standard bright trim. Integrated dual exhausts are standard and the available 19-inch Hyper Black aluminum wheels complete the look. Inside, the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan features well-crafted materials and comes with striking colors and trim combinations inspired by the celebrated American locations, such as 5th Avenue in New York City, Sausalito, California and Detroit.

Read the entire article 2014 NAIAS: 2015 Chrysler 200 unveiled with its new nine-speed transmission

Chrysler will unveil the 2015 Chrysler 200 at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), but the first images already emerged on the Web. As you can see from the photos, the 2015 Chrysler 200 looks much better than its predecessor, but we have to mention that the model presented here is wearing the S trim.

Some of the highlights of the 2015 Chrysler 200 are the standard nine-speed automatic transmission which enables a highway fuel economy rating of 35 miles per gallon. Moreover, the Chrysler 200 comes with the optional all-wheel-drive system that delivers an automatic fully disconnecting rear axle in order to improve fuel economy by reducing loss when all-wheel drive is not needed.

A choice of two engines will be available: the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine rated at 295 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque or the standard 2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark I-4 engine that produces 184 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. The 2015 Chrysler 200 features state-of-the-art electronic shifting with rotary dial.

Read the entire article Leaked: 2015 Chrysler 200 revealed, gets a price tag of $21,700

Chrysler Group LLC will commence building its redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan in early 2014 at its Sterling Heights site in Michigan. Chrysler will stop output of the 2014 model in December to prepare the site for production of the 2015 model and a new midsize sedan touted to replace the Dodge Avenger.

Chrysler is hoping that overhauling the models will help them become more competitive against with the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. The redesigned Chrysler 200, the Dodge Dart and the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be underpinned by so-called CUSW platform. The platform was originally developed by Fiat SpA and is also used in Europe by Alfa Romeo.

Chrysler has implemented a five-week shut down at its Sterling Heights plant since July 1 to start preparing for the new models. During the shutdown, Chrysler will link the assembly plant with newly constructed paint and body shops.

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Chrysler Group aims to revive its car lineup by launching an overhauled Chrysler 200 family car in 2014. Chrysler focus has been lodged on its Jeeps and Ram pickup trucks. After all, these vehicles were the main force behind the carmaker’s sales and financial comeback in the recent years. Chrysler gave a relatively small focus to its car lineup, which has been considered as its main weakness.

Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne even halted production of slow-selling models like the Dodge Caliber and refreshed only a couple of sedans with modest styling changes. Chrysler intends to turn that weakness into strength by providing more focus into its car lineup, starting with the Chrysler 200, which is dubbed as the carmaker’s most expensive project.

Jeff Schuster, an analyst with researcher LMC Automotive, remarked that a transformation of Chrysler's car lineup can be seen starting 2014. He remarked that the rollout of the redesigned 200 is a “big test” for Chrysler, since it is regarded as a way to measure its success in the car segment.

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When Chrysler's midsize sedan starts production in early 2014, it will get a major makeover, according to the leaked documents that Automotive News came across with. There are plans for a shortened model year for the 2014 Chrysler 200 sedan, which will enter production this summer but will end in January (around 6 months early).

The 2014 model has a short production run because Chrysler will be retooling its Sterling Heights, Michigan, assembly plant to build the next 200. These documents don’t mention anything about the Dodge Avenger, which is built on the same platform as the 200.

There are plans for a midsize Dodge sedan but no details about this model have been divulged. It’s likely that the 2015 Chrysler 200 will be introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit but it’s also possible that it will debut this fall at the Los Angeles show.

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Chrysler will introduce a special version of the 200 model at the upcoming New York Auto Show. This vehicle has a starting price of 28,870 USD (exclusive of destination charges) and is based on the S package. It is powered by a Pentastar V6 3.6-liter engine that delivers 283 HP (208 kW).

The car is built on a set of semi-gloss 18-inch alloys. Its highlights include premium leather seats, perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel and Boston Acoustic audio system.

This model can be distinguished from the regular Chrysler 200 due to its glossy black mesh grille that features a platinum grille collar, body-color cladding, platinum chrome "spears" positioned above the fog lights, a platinum black lower front fascia, together with a deck lid spoiler and platinum chrome belt molding.

Read the entire article 2013 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition revealed ahead of New York Auto Show

The Chrysler 200 is the next by-product to come from the overhaul that Fiat planned for Chrysler ever since it acquired the American company. So far, other models that came previously were the 2013 Dodge Dart, 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2013 SRT Viper. Chrysler chief designer Ralph Gilles has described the Chrysler 200 to be a “beautiful and relevant vehicle.”

Gilles told WardsAuto that the next-generation 200 will not share any surface language with other Chrysler models. Several Chrysler executives have asserted that the upcoming 200 will let go of its Sebring heritage and serve as a serious rival in the midsize sedan class. From Fiat-Chrysler’s product plans in the past, it can be concluded that when the new Chrysler 200 arrives next year, it will use the same CUSW underpinnings seen on the Dart.

This platform is wider and longer than Alfa Romeo’s compact platform used for the Giulietta hatchback. Very few details about the new 200 have been released. We don’t know yet if it will stay as a sedan or turn into a hatchback or a slinky four-door coupe.

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Right after Chrysler had its annual dealer preview in Las Vegas, Nevada, information about the Pentastar’s upcoming models began leaking out. We found out that the next-generation Chrysler 200, which is likely to be released in 2014, would be equipped with an all-new nine-speed automatic that transmission-maker ZF is presently developing.

The next 200 would also be available with both I-4 and V-6 powerplants. According to The Wall Street Journal, this four-banger could displace 2.4 liters and the six-cylinder will be even bigger. It’s likely that the 2.4-liter will be the same Tigershark engine used in the 2013 Dodge Dart that features Fiat’s MultiAir technology.

When the 2.4-liter Tigershark is used in the Dart, it can achieve an output of 184 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The next 200 will probably be built on the same CUSW platform that the Dodge uses too. It’s expected that the previously mentioned V-6 would be the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 of Chrysler. It delivers 283 hp and 260 lb-ft in the present 200. The WSJ report also revealed that the 2014 200′s I-4 mated to the nine-speed can return 38 mpg on the highway.

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Chrysler Group's twin mid-sized sedans – the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger – prove that it isn’t just the new models that still have game. In fact, these models continue to pick up new customers. Last April, 13,343 units of the Chrysler 200 (the renamed and significantly upgraded Chrysler Sebring) were sold, making it Chrysler’s No. 2 top-selling vehicle.

It was higher than 61% from the past year. It trailed just the compendium of models collectively reported monthly as the Ram pickup at 21,126 units. Sales of the Dodge Avenger in April grew by 47% to 11,147 units.

When combined, the two mid-sized sedans’ sales climbed 55% compared to the previous year – the highest monthly sales total in this segment for Chrysler since June 2004, when the SAAR amounted to 15.8 million, and the Sebring came with the Dodge Stratus.

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The Chrysler 200 Super S made its debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show and left some of us impressed. The car shows a new large chin spoiler, new stain chrome fog lights trim, satin chrome grille surround and a mesh in the upper and lower grilles. The upper grille is offered in gloss black with a recessed Chrysler wing badge. Moreover, the Super S features new side sills, satin chrome belt molding, black chrome “200” badges and gray or hyper black 18-inch “S” alloy wheels.

The rear end is completed by a new trunk lid spoiler, satin chrome light bar and a matte black lower diffuser with attached exhaust openings. Furthermore, the car also features a coil-over suspension, a cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust.The 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan has an impressive style and performance but it offers all these at an amazing value.

It has a design that is sophisticated and it offers high-quality craftsmanship and technology that boosts safety, entertainment, connections, power, and fuel economy.

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Besides the 2012 Dodge Charger Redline, Mopar also unveiled the 2012 Chrysler 200 Super S and promised that it will bring it next week at the Detroit Auto Show. As you can see from the photos, the new Chrysler 200 Super S comes with a new front lip spoiler, satin chrome fog light trim, satin chrome grille surround and mesh in the upper and lower grilles. Moreover, the upper grille is gloss black with a recessed Chrysler wing badge.

The rear of the car features a new trunk lid spoiler, satin chrome light bar and a matte black lower diffuser with attached exhaust openings. The design is completed by the new side sills, satin chrome belt molding, black chrome "200" badges and gray or hyper black 18-inch "S" alloy wheels.

Mopar also added a oil-over suspension, which also lowers the center of gravity for the vehicle, a cold-air intake and a new cat-back exhaust. Still, the engine of the car remains the same, which means we will find the 2.4-liter petrol engine delivering 173 horsepower (129 kW) and 166 lb.-ft. (225 Nm) of torque, mated to a four-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.

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There are reports that Lancia has cancelled plans to produce the Flavia, a rebadged 200 that is also the brand’s smallest model. At the Geneva Motor Show, Lancia displayed three badge-engineered Chrysler models that were designed to fill open slots in Lancia’s range. The Flavia was showcased as both a four-door sedan and a convertible.

Meanwhile, the Thema was shown as a rebadged 300C. The third is the Grand Voyager, which is related to the North American Dodge. The three cars certainly appeared to be ready to go into production but Lancia had been cautious and referred to the Flavia as a concept.

It is rumored that the Flavia has been scrapped because it won’t be profitable enough, according to LeftLaneNews. The 200 evolved from the Chrysler Sebring, a model that European consumers have not widely supported. Critics assert that nothing will change if it gets a Lancia badge.

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Set to arrive in showrooms this spring is the 2011 Chrysler 200 convertible that is on display at the Chicago Auto Show. It will be offered with either a body-color painted steel retractable hardtop or a cloth soft top. In the US, the 200 will be available in three trim levels: the Touring, the Limited and the Convertible S model.

And for Europe, the 200 convertible will be re-badged as a Lancia. Similar to its sedan counterpart, which was introduced last October, the base convertible trim model features a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine.

Buyers may also specify for the car to be powered by a 283hp Pentastar V-6 engine, which is an option. Both options are matched to a reworked six-speed transmission. The 200 replaces the Chrysler Sebring. In a statement, Chrysler brand CEO Olivier Francois said that the 200 Convertible is the fourth new vehicle presented in the last three months.

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Chrysler’s lineup for 2011 includes the new 300 sedan, the Sebring-based 200 sedan/convertible and the re-engineered Town & Country minivan – all strong contenders in their respective segments.

To make these products more appealing to a younger market, Chrysler may offer “S” trim levels, beginning with the 200 and 300, according to a recent Car and Driver article. Typically, an “S” badge on European cars means Sport or Superleggera, but on a Chrysler model, it could stand for style.

Tim Kuniskis, head of Chrysler product marketing, said that the Chrysler-brand S models are all about style and attitude.

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The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible Touring models will have a starting price of $27,195 including destination. What’s surprising is that with numerous improvements, it’s actually cheaper by $1,400 than a similar Sebring Convertible. The 200 Convertible has received several of the improvements done on the 200 sedan, such as a greatly improved ride and interior.

For this reduced price, buyers get a much improved interior and exterior along with a new six-speed automatic transmission, a long list of interior amenities from automatic climate control to keyless entry to Sirius satellite radio, 17-inch aluminum wheels, and slick LED running lights front and back.

Offered as standard on the Touring model is Chrysler’s 2.4-liter world engine. Opting for the V-6 will add $1750 to the base price. For the Limited package, the base price is boosted to $31,990.

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As the first images of the new 2011  Chrysler 200 Convertible were leaked last week by an insider, the carmaker decided to reveal all the details and photos of the vehicle well ahead of its schedule. Apparently, the photographer of the leaked images was very upset that they came out weeks earlier than planned.

Here is what NotBland Automotive Photography had to say: "Thanks entirely to one lone, misguided idiot somewhere outside of the fantastic marketing team at Chrysler, many of my photos were leaked online yesterday [last week], weeks in advance of the meticulously scheduled unveiling. Five weeks of careful planning and logistics by the crew destroyed in an instant, by one selfish arrogant douchebag who got a hold of the digital files before the CEO was set to review the images. Today, the marketing team got the go ahead to *officially* unveil the photos that were leaked, plus five more exclusive unseen images, complete with the official introduction to the new car.

So while I am excited for the world to see my newest set, it's goddamn infuriating that so many car blogs have already run many of the photos cropped awkwardly, without context or back story, and at a horribly compressed resolution, on top of that.

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