The 2016 Chrysler 100 will be released in 2016. It is still unknown whether the model will belong to the 2016 or 2017 model year, but it is certain that it will be very appealing. The sedan will belong to the entry-level niche, though it’s characteristics will be very complimenting. The new model will have an elegant and expensive appearance, followed by very well equipped cabin and satisfying performance. Like many of you suggest, the new Chrysler 100 will share numerous details with other Chrysler models, like 200 and 300. Also, it is speculated that the new sedan will have some similarities with the 2013 Dodge Dart, such as its platform and other elements, though the car maker will try its best to set these two widely apart. All in all, we expect the new model to simply amaze us, as its competition features some of the most famous and beloved models who already won the hearts of the audience forever. It will be a difficult task for Chrysler to achieve, but somehow we feel quite confidant of its capabilities.
2016 Chrysler 100 Appearance
The appearance of the 2016 Chrysler 100 is still unknown, but it is widely speculated. Regarding this matter you may come upon two different opinions. One claim that the new model will have very aggressive and futuristic design, which may be a bit too much, as it should be its weapon against a very tough competition. Others say, and we find this more probable, that the 2016 Chrysler 100 will have an elegant and sophisticated design. Its looks should borrow numerous details and styling cues from Chrysler’s 2015 models, such as 300 and 200 especially. In addition, the new sedan is said to have a lot of chrome details which will contribute to its expensive and posh appeal, and it might also bring some new designing solutions which will carry over to other future models. To sum up, expect the new 2016 Chrysler 100 to be an elegant, luxuriously looking and dominant model, as those are all attributes it will need to tackle its wicked and aggressive competitors with Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus leading the way.
Possible Powertrain Options
The 2016 Chrysler 100 powertrain is still unknown. However, there are rumors about this topic as well. According to some sources, the new sedan will have a similar, if not the same architecture as its big sibling, the Chrysler 200. It is possible that the new model might also inherits the latter’s engine options, as it is using some of its other body parts. With this in mind, we can expect the new model to come with a 2.4-liter inline-four unit that generates 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. The engine’s fuel economy is currently 23 mpg/city and 28 mpg/highway, so it should return with even more impressive numbers once it is installed in the new 100. Other engine option is rumored to be a 1.4-liter Multi Air unit that is used for the current Dodge Dart. This mill, installed in the latter, produces 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, while its fuel economy is at 27 mpg/city, 32 mpg/combined and 39 mpg/highway. As for the transmission, the 2016 Chrysler 100 will probably use a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Since the release date is far away from us at the moment, don’t be surprised if the current speculations turn out not to be true.
2016 Chrysler 100 Release
The 2016 Chrysler 100 will be released in early 2016, and at the moment it is still unclear whether it will represent a 2016 or a 2017 model. Nevertheless, we are sure it will be more than impressive, with the company’s big intentions to win over this particular market segment. The new model is yet to be fully announced, so all other specs and features, including the price range, will be available some time later.