We are getting some pretty strange reports from FCA insiders these days. It looks like the company is seriously considering a possible comeback of the mid-size sedan that has been discontinued just a couple of years ago. This model was in production for about eight years, in two generations. Despite good sales numbers, the model actually wasn’t very rewarding in terms of profit and that was the main reason for discontinuation. Now, we are getting reports about the 2021 Chrysler 200, a possible comeback.
At this point, details about the new model are not available. Moreover, this model is still nothing more than speculation, so take the following paragraphs with a huge dose of the reserve.
2021 Chrysler 200 Redesign
If you wonder how the rumored 2021 Chrysler 200 would look like, it’s not hard to presume that the company would stick to a proven formula. In this case, we would see a typical mid-size sedan, which would complete with models like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, which are still pretty strong sellers, despite crossovers dominate the market. When it comes to styling, it is hard to talk about details at the moment. Chrysler hasn’t introduced a brand-new model for a couple of years, so we presume this would be a perfect opportunity for Chrysler to introduce a new design language. However, it would be hard to predict exact details at the moment.
Once again, it’s too early to talk about details. Still, if we look at the previous version, this model has always been characterized by a pretty upscale cabin, full of quality materials and with a pretty opulent look. We may presume that the new model would come in the same manner, of course, with completely new aesthetics and loads of tech features.
One of the issues of the previous models was the design of rear doors. Despite that there is plenty of legroom, rear doors open in a little bit strange way, so the access is a little bit harder than you would expect. Therefore, this seems like these things should be much better designed than before.
2021 Chrysler 200 Engines
The previous model was equipped with two familiar units. Base models came with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit with a little bit more than 180 horsepower. On the other side, higher trims were offered with a 3.6-liter V6 unit. The familiar Pentastar engine may be offered once again. Still, we count on something a little bit more efficient as well. A new 2.0-liter turbo-four with around 270 horsepower seems like a perfect choice. Of course, we should see a new gearbox as well.
At this point, it is hard to speculate about the possible release dates. Some reports suggest it could arrive already in the next year. However, all this is just a rumor at the moment, so take the new 2021 Chrysler 200 with a big reserve.
Chrysler 200 May Come As Crossover
It’s no secret that Chrysler works on a brand-new crossover. Most likely, it will be a mid-size crossover. So, it’s no wonder that some reports suggest a possibility to see this model under a familiar nameplate. Does this mean that the next-generation Chrysler 300 would be a full-size SUV? It’s hard to say at the moment.