The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 will begin production in early 2014 at the brands’ Sterling Heights assembly plant, the same location where a midsize sedan meant to replace the Dodge Avenger will be produced.
The new 200 will be an important product for Chrysler, as the American automaker tries to gain market share in the midsize car category. Chrysler wants to take the fight the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, and will do so with a full redesign. The new 200 will share its underpinnings with the Dodge Dart and Jeep Cherokee.
Although speculation made it seems as though the Dodge Avenger would be discontinued, Reuters says that the car will get a replacement, though whether or not it will carry the Avenger badge is not clear.
Chrysler recently added a new paint shop and a new body shop to the plant, reconfirming the brand’s commitment to Sterling Heights, which was scheduled to be closed at one point.
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