After all the teasing for the past couple of weeks, Chrysler LLC today released the first full photos of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan, which will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.
We already know that power for the 2011 Chrysler 200 will come from a 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder World Gas Engine making mated to a 4 or 6-speed automatic transmission. The model will also get the company”s new Pentastar V6 engine that produces 283-hp and 260 lb-ft. It will be mated standard to a 6-speed automatic.
Chrysler also said that the 200 will get improved ride and handling due to stiffened body mounts and softer ride rate, improved suspension geometry with a raised roll center, a new rear sway bar, and new tires and an extensively upgraded treatment for the reduction of noise, vibration and harshness.
The 2011 Chrysler 200 will be built at the company”s Sterling Heights plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Hit the jump for the press release and the high-res gallery.
2011 Chrysler 200:
Craftsmanship, Elegance and Value: The New 2011 Chrysler 200
October 12, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -Chrysler Group LLC today released additional photos of the new 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan. Offering consumers exceptional craftsmanship inside and out, a refined and spirited driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content, the 2011 Chrysler 200 is an exciting alternative for customers that want style and substance, all at a surprising value.
Virtually every system in the sedan is new or upgraded for 2011, giving the Chrysler 200 its own identity and space in the highly competitive mid-size sedan segment. Exterior and sheet metal upgrades include: front and rear fascias and fenders, grille featuring the new Chrysler brand winged badge, hood, rear decklid and exterior mirrors, new projector headlamps and fog lamps, new LED taillamps and a LED center high-mounted stop light.
The Chrysler 200 gets a new powertrain lineup featuring the 2.4-liter I-4 World Gas Engine mated to either a four-speed or six-speed automatic transaxle, or the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle; improved ride and handling tuning which includes stiffened body mounts and softer ride rate, improved suspension geometry with a raised roll center, a new rear sway bar, and new tires and an extensively upgraded treatment for the reduction of noise, vibration and harshness including acoustic laminated glass for the windshield and front door windows.
Quality materials abound in the beautifully updated new interior for 2011. Updates include a new instrument panel, bezels and gauge face, upgraded seats with a new design that incorporates more cushion material and revised spring geometry as well as new leather and cloth seating materials, new “soft touch” armrests and dash, and new heating and cooling outlets in the instrument panel with improved design and functionality.
The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers a beautifully inspired sedan that doesn”t compromise safety or practicality and offers the best value in its class. The Chrysler 200 will be built at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. and will arrive in dealerships in the fourth quarter 2010.
Consumers can visit www.chrysler.com for additional information regarding the new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan.
– By: Omar Rana