Report: New Chrysler 200 due in January of 2015, to have Fiat-based roots

AutomotiveNews reports that Chrysler’s entry-level sedan, the haunted-by-its-Sebring-past 200, will be seeing the automotive grim reaper after being in production [in 200 form] since 2011. This is reportedly to make way for a redesigned version due in January of 2015.

AN reportedly got the scoop via some “internal Chrysler documents” indicating that production of the 2014 Chrysler 200 will end while the 2015 starts in July at the brand’s plant in Sterling Heights in suburban Detroit, Michigan.

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Specifics haven’t been spared, though CEO Sergio Marchionne has been recently quoted for saying that the new Chrysler 200 is due in January.

The next generation 2015 200 is said to ride on a Fiat-derived platform—much like its Dodge Dart cousin—and will get the same nine-speed automatic that’s seeing introductory duty in the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutomotiveNews