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 |  Aug 12 2014, 8:15 PM

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The 2015 Chrysler 200 is as safe as it gets.

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 |  Jul 21 2014, 8:02 AM

It's OK to be cheap!


 

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Midsize sedans are a big deal; this segment is one of the most important in the automotive industry. Corporate fortunes are won or lost on the backs of these versatile, hard-working cars.

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 |  Jun 24 2014, 9:35 AM

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Later this year the V6 Jeep Cherokee or four-cylinder Chrysler 200 will both add engine start-stop (ESS) technology to their list of standard equipment.

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 |  May 15 2014, 7:35 AM

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Car buyers are excited for the 2015 Chrysler 200 to arrive dealerships.

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 |  May 01 2014, 8:01 AM

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The Chrysler 200 will look to increase its fuel economy some more come this fall.

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 |  Mar 27 2014, 10:44 AM

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Fuel economy is an important part of today’s automotive market, and the numbers are in for the new 2015 Chrysler 200.

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 10:01 AM

2015 Chrysler 200S

With the addition of all-wheel drive, you might expect fuel economy to take a big hit, but that is not the case with the 2015 Chrysler 200. 

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 |  Mar 14 2014, 4:46 PM

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The very first Chrysler 200 rolled off the line today at the brand’s assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

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 |  Feb 23 2014, 9:01 AM

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Chrysler has redesigned its 200 sedan for the 2015 model year. The convertible version, however, will receive no such update.

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 8:32 PM

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The 2014 Chrysler 200 has earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 5:35 PM

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With the official debut of the Chrysler 200, the American automaker is rethinking its approach to the midsized segment, focusing on attractive styling and new technology to catch the eyes of new car buyers.

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 |  Jan 13 2014, 7:23 AM

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After numerous leaks, the 2015 Chrysler 200 has been officially revealed at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Jul 16 2013, 6:01 PM

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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.

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 |  Jun 02 2013, 11:01 AM

2013 Chrysler 200

Next year, at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler is set to debut its redesigned 200 sedan, a model that the brand hopes will lead its resurgence and become a real contender in the midsize sedan market.

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 |  May 31 2013, 1:34 PM

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The next-generation Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont crossovers will be built in Chrysler’s Sterling Heights plant alongside the next-generation Chrysler 200 sedan.

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 |  Mar 21 2013, 5:02 PM

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Chrysler has partnered with Michigan-based clothing manufacturer Carhartt on a special-edition 200 S sedan. This 2013.5 model is meant to represent blue-collar values and hard work, just like the two companies involved in its creation.

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 |  Mar 07 2013, 8:31 AM

Bland Like Unsalted Popcorn


Are you self-conscious? Don’t like to stand out in a crowd? Would you rather blend into the background than be the center of attention? Well, when it comes to the automotive world, you are in luck. Some vehicles seem to have skipped class when it came time for their styling lesson. This is not to say they are ugly, but more that they lack any style whatsoever.

We’ve all heard the clichés to describe these anonymously styled cars; plain vanilla, beige, white bread, etc. We like to think of them as stylistically-challenged. Regardless, if you don’t want to draw any undue attention towards yourself, here are ten vehicles that are guaranteed to blend into the landscape.

 |  Feb 21 2013, 5:31 PM

Chrysler is on the search for 16 vehicles sold last year in North America, from a batch of 1,934 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger models, for a safety recall.

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 |  Jan 03 2013, 8:31 AM

After several announcements of various models that were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating, the IIHS has released its full list of its safest cars for 2013.

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 |  Nov 18 2012, 9:01 AM

Plans for the Chrysler 100 compact are close to being approved, according to a recent interview with Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.

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 |  Jun 22 2012, 9:40 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened preliminary investigations today into two vehicles, the 2011 Ford Explorer for power steering issues, and the 2011 Chrysler 200 for engine stalling. 

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 |  May 02 2012, 5:02 PM

Hot off its huge first quarter where sales jumped 33 percent, Chrysler will have four of its North American plants skip the normal two week summer shutdown this year.

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 |  Jan 13 2012, 10:45 AM

Rumors are brewing that Chrysler may be considering dropping their Dodge Avenger within three years in order to focus on the better-selling Chrysler 200 sedan – which is built on the same platform as the Avenger.

Head of the Dodge brand, Reid Bigland, recently said “”Chrysler Group will likely consolidate around one midsize car in the future.” It’s almost a no-brainer move, with Chrysler being able to lower marketing and development costs by focusing on a single model. It also removes the risk of cannibalization of one model’s sales.

US sales of the Avenger rose 26-percent last year to 64,023 but 200 sales reached 87,033. Unfortunately both models’ sales still lag behind the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.

[Source: Automotive News]

 |  Sep 30 2011, 9:00 AM

Chrysler is issuing a recall for a small number of vehicles equipped with the new 3.6-liter “Pentastar” V6. According to the automaker a total of 657 vehicles may be affected and could exhibit a loss of power as a result of manufacturing debris left in the engine.

Chrysler saw the problem was caught early on, but not until those 657 models had been shipped out. Models affected include the Chrysler 200, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Journey, Durango, Grand Caravan and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler says it will be sending out letters to retail and fleet customers in October, but that the majority of the vehicles have yet to be sold.