Saturday, August 13, 2011

2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible borns

The former Chrysler Sebring underwent a very quick 12-month transformation, with nearly everything but the roof and the doors being replaced or redesigned. So we can give pretty solid predictions of what is hiding beneath the camouflage in these spy shots of the 200 convertible.

On the droptop 200, expect to see the same reworked front end, including the new grille, hood, fenders, fascia, and headlights housing LED accents. The rear should receive the same treatment as the sedan, with LED taillights bridged by an attractive chrome strip.

2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible

We caught this mule wearing a cloth convertible top, but because the car keeps the same overall structure as the Sebring—and the two tops use the same mechanism with different skins—we expect to see the folding hardtop return as an option.

We’re trying to avoid sounding like a broken record, but in this case, it’s impossible. Like the sedan, the 200 convertible will welcome the new Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 deploying its 283 hp through a six-speed automatic transmission. (Also like the sedan, it should retain the base 2.4-liter four, which is to be avoided.)

We can say from firsthand experience that the 200 sedan is much improved over the car it replaces, and we’re looking forward to seeing those changes make their way to the 200 droptop. The convertible should debut early in 2011 and, if pricing stays in line with the sedan’s, expect a slight increase from the 2010 models, which started around $28,500. Considering the tremendous improvements to the car, it should be a fair deal.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible will be arriving in the U.S. dealerships in spring 2011, just in time to drop its top for some fun in the sun. Chrysler today confirmed pricing for the 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible, which will be available in the U.S. in three different configurations including Chrysler 200 Convertible Touring, 200 Convertible Limited and the 200 Convertible S.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible will be available with two engine options including a 173-hp 2.4L inline 4-cylinder World Gas Engine and a 283-hp Pentastar 3.6L V6. Both will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Prices start at $26,445.

2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible

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  1. The Chrysler 200 with V-6 was the subject of a safety recall because its connecting rod bearings might fail, causing the engine to seize up. This could create a potential crash situation, Dodge dealerships