After everything we have seen from this manufacturer in past few years, it won’t be a wonder at all 2019 Chrysler 200 to hit the market once again. FCA started pretty ambitiously with this model.
The original version came in 2010 with some brand-new design characteristics. Still, it was redesigned only five years later. Neither the original nor second generation models were able to win the hearts of common drivers, so they have remained pretty unpopular. This was the main reason why it was discontinued already in 2017. You can imagine how huge money loss this was, considering its discontinuation only two years after the redesign.
Initial plans were to leave enough space for new crossovers that are about to come. However, their development doesn’t go so smooth, so it won’t be surprised to see 2019 Chrysler 200 once again on the market.
2019 Chrysler 200 redesign
This potential comeback would practically mean a revival of the second generation. Since this model is actually pretty fresh, we could expect to see only some minor updates. Most likely, we will see just some visual tweaks, while the mechanical aspect would remain the same. You have probably forgotten, this model came to compete in the mid-size class, one of the most challenging segments in the North American market.
It rides on an FCA’s Compact Wide platform, sharing many characteristics with Alfa Romeo Giulia. Still, this model doesn’t come even close to the Italian Beauty. Moreover, it lacks in terms of personality. Add to this lack of history and reputation, and it becomes very clear why this model was a disaster. This revival definitely won’t make things better but could serve as a bypass until new crossovers come.
2019 Chrysler 200 features
Speaking of trim levels, expect four of them – LX, Limited, S and C. Base LX models will come pretty boned, with standard equipment like 17-inch wheels, 4-speaker audio, 5-inch screen etc. A Limited trim is a much better choice since it adds alloy wheels, a rearview camera, a compass and a six-speaker sound system. Still, the most reasonable choice would be the 2019 Chrysler 200 S. This version includes all above, but also adds numerous things like a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, acoustic windshield and front-door glass, paddle shifters, satellite radio and much more.
Finally, there is a luxurious C trim level. With this trim, you can count on standard features like standard leather upholstery and a six-way power front passenger seat, Comfort Group and Uconnect 8.4 packages, and much more.
2019 Chrysler 200 engine
If you decide to buy 2019 Chrysler 200, choose the one with a V6 engine. This version features a 3.6-liter unit that delivers around 295 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission and offers a pretty good acceleration (0-60 in 6.2 seconds). On the other side, the base 2.4-liter four-cylinder is good for about 184 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, you will need full 9 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. Still, this engine benefits in terms of fuel economy, returning around 28 mpg in a combined drive. For comparison, a V6 engine is good for about 23 miles per gallon in a combined drive.
2019 Chrysler 200 release date and price
Consider that all these details about 2019 Chrysler 200 are nothing more than rumors. The revival of this model actually seems pretty unlikely. Still, if the company decides to offer it once again, expect a highly affordable price, maybe even below 20.000 dollars. Competition is extremely tough. There are so many excellent models including Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Toyota Camry and many others.