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Virtually every system in the sedan is new or upgraded for 2011, giving the
Chrysler 200 its own identity and space in the highly competitive mid-size sedan
segment. Exterior and sheet metal upgrades include: front and rear fascias and
fenders, grille featuring the new Chrysler brand winged badge, new hood, LED
positioning light pipe in front headlamps, rear deck lid and exterior mirrors,
new projector headlamps and fog lamps, new LED taillamps and an LED center
"Today's customer is smarter and they expect
their vehicle to be smart as well. They want beauty coupled with substance,"
said Olivier Francois, President and CEO -Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
"The new Chrysler 200 delivers reliability, capability, comfort, safety, fuel
efficiency and style - beauty and substance."
The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers an agile, confident, handling
performance in all driving situations, whether it's commuting to work, a weekend
adventure on twisty roads or going out with family and friends. Virtually every
part of the suspension has been retuned or redesigned for 2011, including 26 of
30 suspension bushings. The suspension geometry was completely re-engineered.
The track is an inch wider, tire width has been increased from 215 to 225 mm and
the Chrysler 200 has been lowered 12 mm in the front and 6 mm in the rear for a
lower, wider, more substantial stance.
Customers will drive with
confidence in the Chrysler 200 and experience less body roll, reduced vehicle
shake on uneven road surfaces, improved isolation on rough roads, better
steering precision, response and feel and increased grip with new premium tires.
Cabin quietness has been upgraded, resulting in
one of the quietest cabins in the segment, and allowing passengers to enjoy
their conversations, largely devoid of outside noise. Noise, vibration and
harshness (NVH) were reduced and 45 new sound deadening treatments were added,
including an acoustic glass windshield, laminated side glass usually only found
in higher priced vehicles, new sound absorption materials throughout the vehicle
and a new three-point engine mount system for the 2.4-liter World Gas Engine,
for improved sound and isolation.
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