Chrysler Brings On 800 New Employees to Build 2015 200 Sedan

By Jacob Brown | March 17, 2014
The 2015 Chrysler 200 looks positively gorgeous, having debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show to rave reviews. To celebrate it going into production earlier this month, Chrysler is adding 800 jobs at its Sterling Heights, Mich. factory, which has received nearly $1 billion in investments since 2009. "The revitalization of [the Sterling Heights Automotive Plant] is an apt symbol of how far Chrysler has come because of the courage and resilience of our people," said Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne in a statement. "This plant was scheduled to close by the end of 2010. But the workers and the leaders of this community refused to accept this verdict as final." Sterling Heights has become a staple for Chrysler, providing production for its midsize sedans. The new 2015 Chrysler 200 is the only midsize sedan that will be built there in its next generation, as the Dodge Avenger is going out of production to make more room for the Dodge Dart.
Built on a longer version of the same architecture that underpins the Dart, the 2015 Chrysler 200 will come powered by either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine or a 3.6-liter V-6. Both come paired exclusively with Chrysler's new nine-speed automatic transmission in the U.S. The V-6 will have standard all-wheel drive. Located near Motor City, the Sterling Heights plant is one of the few manufacturing plants left in the same county. The plant will likely expand its presence in the coming years, as it has received a huge portion of Chrysler's $5.2 billion capital infusion. As for the 2015 Chrysler 200 itself? We'll let you know soon, as we drive it later this week. Source: Chrysler