Chrysler recently revealed details of its future lineup to its dealerships, presenting more than 60 new or refreshed models to dealers at a conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. New models coming down the pipeline include the all-new Chrysler 100 compact, Fiat 500 sedan, and compact Jeep.
But what really caught the dealers’ ears and eyes are more details of the upcoming Chrysler 200. Debuting as a 2011 model, the Chrysler 200 is essentially a heavily refreshed and renamed version of the Chrysler Sebring. Chrysler unveiled its plans for the next-generation version. Set to debut in either 2014 or 2015, representatives say this new Chrysler 200 will get a nine-speed transmission and achieve up to 38 mpg. Chrysler Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne discussed such a transmission as far back as 2010. Production of the new transmission is scheduled to begin sometime this year at Chrysler’s Kokomo plant in Indiana.
Engines expected in the upcoming Chrysler 200 most likely will include 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a V-6. Chrysler is investing $2 billion on the 200, and hopes sales to actually be double over the current model. States Marchionne, who attend the conference, “We cannot afford to stop. We can’t afford to rest.”
Source: Wall Street Journal