Spied! 2015 Chrysler 200 Spotted Without Camouflage Ahead of Detroit Debut

By Jacob Brown | December 16, 2013
Sometimes, the only thing that matters is time. We knew that a new Chrysler 200 was well on its way. And we knew that it would be making its world debut at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. What we didn't know, however, was just when we'd see it without heavy cladding and vinyl camouflage. Now, we do. Shown here is the 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan, possibly out while filming a spot ahead of the Detroit Auto Show. Looking larger and more sleek than the haphazard sedan that came before it, the Chrysler 200 aims to move upmarket and attract a wider swath of customers who might ordinarily shop for a Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, or similar midsizer.
Judging by its interior, the car will implement a new rotary dial shifter similar to the Ram 1500 pickup truck's. Power is expected to come from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder "Tigershark" engine found under the hood of the 2014 Dodge Dart. But it's also likely that a more powerful V-6 could make its way under the hood, too. Whether it's Chrysler's new 3.2-liter Pentastar engine with 271 horsepower or the larger 300-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 has yet to be announced. Either way, it'll likely be linked to the new nine-speed automatic transmission that helps motivate the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. It should be noted that the 2015 Chrysler 200, Jeep Cherokee, and Dodge Dart are all expected to share variants of the Chrysler-Fiat CUSW architecture--that stands for C-segment (what Europeans call Dart-sized cars), U.S.-made, wide. Because, let's face it, our family sedans are wider than the ones ordinarily sold in Europe. We wouldn't be surprised to see this one sold as a Fiat or Lancia abroad eventually, though. We'll have more details as they're ready to share. In the meantime, enjoy our gallery below.