Chrysler 200 Origins
The platform of the Sebring is retained by the 200, but with some powertrain tweaks and body modifications. The 200 name first appeared on a hybrid vehicle produced by Chrysler as a demo for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (as the 200C).About the Chrysler 200
The 200 continues in the tradition of its predecessor, the Sebring, and generally looks and feels very similar to other cars in its class.
The interior shows upgrades from the Sebring. New plastics and a raised dash give the interior a spacious feel that the Sebring lacked. A new steering wheel with improved controls also makes the interior feel more like the middle grade class. Performance is better on the 200 than the Sebring as well.Chrysler 200 Features
The 2012 Chrysler 200 comes in two main versions: the two-door convertible and the four-door sedan. The convertible comes in three trim varieties as well: the Convertible Touring, the Convertible Limited, and the Convertible S.
The Touring serves as the base model. It has a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine that produces 173 horsepower. The trim inside the car is modest at best with cloth seating and active head restraints.
The 200 Limited Convertible has an engine upgrade, a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 283 horsepower. Dual exhaust tips are included on the outside, giving the car a bit more flash. Inside, the Limited offers a better entertainment system with a 30GB hard drive that allows you to upload your own entertainment for the road. A media center inside includes a DVD, CD player, and MP3 player. Leather bucket seats are included standard.
The Convertible S contains the same engine, but ups the ante with heated seats, and fully adjustable seating. The 200 sedan model comes in four styles: the LX, Touring, Limited, and S. All models, except the S have the 4-cylinder engine.
The LX version has a four-speed automatic transmission, while the higher trims are upgraded to a six-speed transmission. The trim remains fairly simple with cloth seating and a four-speaker entertainment system with audio controls on the steering wheel.
The Touring improves the trim by adding a Sirius XM radio system and a jack for audio devices like MP3 players. Also, six speakers are included standard. An eight-way power seat also improves comfort inside. The Limited version includes fog lamps, a DVD player, a 40GB hard drive, heated front seats, and leather-trimmed bucket seats.
The S model contains a touch screen display. The model also boasts six improved Boston Acoustics speakers. A 60/40 rear seat with trunk pass-through is also installed.Chrysler 200 Evolution