2009 Chrysler Imperial: Concept Approved For Reality

By Automotive Staff | May 29, 2007
It looks like the 2010 model year will be the official d?but for the Chrysler Imperial luxury car, a concept version of which was first unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in 2006.The concept hearkens back to the Imperial of yore, which was Chrysler's flagship model, although this concept featured what are popularly termed "suicide doors", which were not a feature of the original models, and which may not make it to production. According to the Free Press, word from (former) DaimlerChrysler has it that the company will be investing $700 million (Canadian) to add a fifth model to its Brampton, Ont., plant, according to a report in the Toronto Star. The plan to build the flagship model is to be officially unveiled on June 11, under the title "Project X." This news comes just on the heels of Chrysler's recent purchase by Cerberus Capital Management LLC, since German parent Daimler was looking to finally shed its 1998 acquisition of the American automaker. Obviously the new corporate overlords must be willing to let this project go forward (and not just because the Imperial would make a good executive car for the new Chrysler bigwigs, we can assume). The Brampton plant currently produces three other Chrysler Group products: the Chrysler 300 sedan, the Dodge Magnum wagon, and the Dodge Charger sports car, all based on the LX platform. The Dodge Challenger muscle car will start production there next year.
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10 comments
jarellano
jarellano

any news on this? the 300's looks coomon now

creole12
creole12

I would like to know when its coming out because I will be getting me one I have been waiting for them to bring this car out the first time i hope it comes out please email me when it does congrats

creole12
creole12

I would like to know when its coming out because I will be getting me one I have been waiting for them to bring this car out the first time i hope it comes out please email me when it does congrats

autodo
autodo

It's cool. I like it a lot.

BigJimSlade
BigJimSlade

Whoa..this is a seriously ugly car. Whoever designed that should stop sniffing glue.

elonnaclive
elonnaclive

Very stylish! will resonate with a lot of hip hop and generation Y buyers, who cherish the luxury look but not so the luxury price....Please don't loose the suicide doors. Predict a success, much more that the new chrysler 300!

yasmin28
yasmin28

BAUTIFUL CAR IS THE MOST IMPRESIVE CAR I EVER SEEN I LIKE IT ALOT CONGRATS.

yasmin28
yasmin28

I THINK WHO EVER MADE THIS CONCEPT WILL GET WHAT THEY DECERVE THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR I EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE HOPEFULLY THEY WILL COME OUT SOONER I WILL BE THE 1ST ONE TO BUY IT CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WITH OUR NEW CAR IMPERIAL CHRYSLER

thunderjet429
thunderjet429

The Imperial coupe of 81-83 carried a clean interpretation of the bustleback as neo-baroque gave way to the jellybean and shrinky-dink 80's. From its haunting 50's front to the late 70's LeBaronesque rear lights, this car is a true Imperial. Lincoln copied Rolls in the late 60's and 70's (Town Car and Continentals III thru VI; the VII almost got copied by Bently)and those were the luxury car leaders of their time. Soap bubble bean cars had their day. They cause road rage. They are so boring and encourage bad driving skills because there is nothing to look at across the lanes. Love or hate a firemist copper Imperial as is frightens you with its Anglo-Bavarian rudeness. It's all anyone else on the road will be looking at.

balboa455
balboa455

Does anyone else think this car looks like a Rolls Royce Phantom that was assembled in China and got in an accident on the way out of the factory? The bustle-back trunk didn't work on the 7-series or the Maybach. How is it supposed to work on a Chrysler. I smell a bomb. This is not the car Chrysler needs right now.

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