Get Ready for an All-New Look to the Chrysler 200

exterior_04Chrysler is doing some spring-cleaning.  Of late, they’ve been really pushing change onto their upcoming vehicles.  Take a look at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and you’ll see just how invested they are in in keeping their vehicles competitive.  Change is never a bad thing.

That same mindset is bringing change to lesser heard about car in their fleet, the Chrysler 200.  In 2011, the Sebring was given the 200 label and, while gaining a boost in sales, never achieved the popularity the auto-maker felt it deserved.

That means its back to the drawing board to see what needs to be done to make the 200 a name in the midsize sedan segment with the 2015 model.

Automobile reports on concepts of the new 200 being shown to attendees of the annual dealer meeting this last October.  What they saw must’ve been quite impressive because it brought the people to their feet.  They quote David Kelleher, who is the owner of a Chrysler Dealership in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania on what he thought of the new 200.  He said it would be a “complete home run.”

Saad Chehab, President and CEO of Chrysler Brand, set the bar high for what he expects from the 200’s new design.  “…if any of us walk into a room and look at the car, is my jaw going to drop?”

The article continues to note that the 200 is being heavily influenced by the competition, such as the 2013 Ford Fusion, 2011 Hyundai Sonata, and the Kia Optima.

There’s no real word on any definite details on what it’ll look like or what the tech specs are, but there’s a belief that it’ll be a variation of the CUSW platform that is already in use with the Dodge Dart and the upcoming 2014 Jeep Cherokee.  The new 200 may be unveiled this fall and be on the sales floor as early as January of 2014.

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How Chrysler Turned Failure Into Success

Chrysler has most definitely been enjoying a rebirth. Just a few years ago, the company was considered a zombie with people just waiting for a death keel. That never happened, though, with the government stepping in to provide a controversial bailout aimed to put the auto maker back on the track. It seems to have worked with Chrysler enjoying the best sales they’ve seen in years. Soon, they will be putting out a new car in the form of the 2013 Dodge Dart and it’s already got heads turning and people talking about it with love. It’s clear that Chrysler is ready to be the dominant brand in the auto industry.

The Detroit Free Press has an article talking about the company coming back from the brink. In it, they note that just three short years ago, Chrysler is still maintaining in the resurgence of the Asian car-makers recovering from the devastating tsunami. Ford and General Motors can’t say the same thing.

The article looks to examine the reasons why Chrysler isn’t experiencing the drop in the market that the other makers are. They point out several reasons why Chrysler is succeeding. The first reason why is because Chrysler isn’t simply relying on releasing an endless wave of new cars, but on making sure that the ones that are out are of the highest quality possible. This allows the cars to retain their value more and drives up their trade-in values. The article quotes ALG as saying that the company is predicting the values for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram will be higher than they were in 2007.

“The market seems to be responding positively to their products,” says Larry Dominque, the executive vice president of ALG.

Another point is that Chrysler is looking to get people with low credit into their cars. 1 of 5 Dodge buyers in April were financed with an interest rate of at least 10 percent, while Chevrolet was just 1 in 10. Chrysler has stated that the reason for this is because of the market being more willing to provide more flexible terms.

Chrysler is a company that is proving it believes the best way to capture the market, and buyers, is not just assaulting them with flashy new cars every year, but taking their current fleet and making sure that it’s the best quality possible. They did something that no one else has done, and looked not just at a hand full of their vehicles for renovation, but all of them. It seems to be really paying off. Their sales up to this point of the year have been nothing short of stellar. The Jeep brand and Dodge brand are enjoying a new found success in their all ready popular models. It’s become quite clear that Chrysler is back on top, not by chance, but by good business sense.

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