The next-gen 2015 Chrysler 200 has recently spotted undergoing testing in an unexpected location. Most rumors indicate that the new model is ready to be officially introduced in the form of a full production version at the Detroit Motor Show next month. According to Motor Authority, the current model has received a lot of harsh criticism due to low quality, that’s why Chrysler wants to revise its 200 sedan models.
Compared to the outgoing model, the new Chrysler 200 is considered a much better and more attractive both in terms of exterior and interior design. Auburn Hills-based automaker will reportedly give some drastic changes and possible redesign that will make it much better than the 2014 model. Quality materials for the new model should also be improved.
As we saw in spy shots picture on the internet, overall exterior design of the 2015 Chrysler 200 is much fresher, more elegant and more refined. The new front grille design now gets chrome touch, while the taillights and LED headlights looks adopting modern style. The design proportion is considered more athletic, especially with a short hood and trunk design.
The next generation model is destined to beat the Ford Fusion and will be based on the Dodge Dart, without exception for its interior. Many say that the cabin area will get a drastic improvement with a modern touch, more elegant dashboard design, new interior features and more prominent door handles. Chrysler will reportedly also offer new larger Uconnect system on the highest level variant.
Under the hood, the base 2015 Chrysler 200 is likely to be powered by a 2.4-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine that can produce 184 horsepower. While the highest variant will get a new 3.2-liter Pentastar V6 engine with a peak output reaches 271 horsepower. Both engines will reportedly be available with a new nine-speed automatic gearbox that is claimed to return 38 mpg on the highway.
2015 Chrysler 200 release date is scheduled for next year
Speaking about the release date, the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan should be released in the U.S. market in late 2014, but we’re not surprised if the new models will arrive in U.S. dealerships earlier than our predictions. Detailed full specifications and release date schedule is expected to be revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show next month.
Note: The image above is a 2014 model year