The 2015 Chrysler 200 had its premiere at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. The new 200 is fully redesigned model bound to make us fall in love with this mid-size sedan all over again. Such radical move that made the manufacturer change this model so drastically had to do with its poor sale figures. The previous model was outsold by almost every other competitor in its class, while the first-ranked Toyota Camry sold almost three times more vehicles than Chrysler 200. The new generation of the 200 is here to change all this. Its new, classy and amazing exterior and interior are paired with excellent powertrain while keeping the price lower than the competition. The cheapness of this car, so to speak, is not due to the lack of quality; we believe that it is due to the fact this car really has to offer the best bid in order to raise from the bottom of its class.
2015 Chrysler 200 Body Design
The new 2015 Chrysler 200 will have a new platform. It is the CUSW one, whose acronym stands for Compact U.S. Wide. It is the same platform that is used for Dodge Dart and Alfa Romeo Guilietta. The new model is said to offer more rear legroom than before, and a larger trunk volume. Its dimensions are 192.3 inches length, 108 inch wheelbase and its weigh is 3.473lb. The new 2015 Chrysler 200 will share some exterior features with Dodge Dart, such are headlights integrated with a slim but wide grille. The design language used for this mid-size sedan is the one that will be implemented in most of the Chrysler’s new models. In addition, the new 200 got a pair of LED headlights and taillights as well as a new Chrysler emblem in front. The overall look is classy, modern and sleek. It has little to none similarities to the old appearance as it is a full redesign which obviously took a lot of time and effort to achieve such perfection. Its drag coefficient is 0.270, so its body line is not only elegant, but also aerodynamic and fluent. The new 2015 Chrysler 200 will have a lot of small details that will really show you what classy and tasteful look really means. Some of those details are LED headlights and taillights, door handles in either body color or chromed, Italian looking rear end similar to those on some Maserati models and many more.
2015 Chrysler 200 Interior And Trims
The 2015 Chrysler 200 comes with four trim levels available: LX, Limited, C and S. Depending on the trim level, the equipment changes a bit. For example, the S and C trims come with a panoramic sunroof. Another thing that depends on the trim level is the interior design. There are three options available: Detroit, NYC’s fifth avenue and Sausalito, California. The first option, Detroit, is available with the S trim and offers black seats with Ambassador Blue leather parts. This sleek combination might even have more options available later on. The next possible interior is the NYC’s fifth avenue. It comes with either LX, Limited or C trim. It combines black upholstery and headliner with satin chrome accent elements. The last option is the Sausalito, California available on the LX and Limited trim. It has linen upholstery and headliner. Regardless of the choice you make concerning the interior design, you will can a fully equipped vehicle with a tasteful and elegant cabin. The 7” TFT screen behind the steering wheel and a huge 8.4-inch UConnect display are only some of the standard features in the 2015 200. Some other gadgets that will make this car enjoyable and comfortable to drive are filtered air conditioning, USB port, two 12V outlets, Pandora satellite radio and much more. As for safety, there are eight standard airbags, electronic parking brake, and all the standard system seen in each car this class. More advanced gadgets feature the aforementioned panoramic sunroof, Nappa leather seats, HID headlights etc.
2015 Chrysler 200 Powertrain
As for the powertrain, the 2015 Chrysler 200 will have two engines offered. The basic one is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder Tigershark SOHC engine that produces a184 horsepower and 173lb-ft of torque. It will have 13% better fuel economy than the V-6 engine due to the MultiAir2 system. The second engine is the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine that will be available with S and C trims only. It can generate 295 horsepower and 262lb-ft of torque. Such an increase in power justifies the bigger fuel consumption, don’t you think? Both engines will be paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Depending on the trim level, the new 200 will come with either front-wheel drive or the all-wheel drive.
2015 Chrysler 200 Release Date And Price
The 2015 Chrysler 200 will be released this summer. As for the price, the base LX trim will cost $22,700, which is cheaper than the current model’s price, while the Limited trim will cost $23,255. The more advanced trim levels will be just a bit more expensive, so the S trim will cost $24,495 and the 200C will cost $25,995.