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Spy Shots: 2015 Chrysler 200

Reshaping what’s exported from Detroit.

by on Oct.03, 2013

A camouflaged 2015 Chrysler 200 still reveals a few of its secrets. Photo Credit: Jim Dunne/CAR SPY

Chrysler has had a history of pulling off some magic over the years, in some instances by coming up with truly breakthrough products such as the original Dodge Caravan and Jeep Grand Cherokee, other times by yanking a rabbit out of a well-worn hat, as it did when it tweaked the tired-upon-arrival Chrysler Sebring and transformed it into the so-so Chrysler 200.

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How much of that had to do with the powerful “Imported from Detroit” ad campaign that launched with a 2-minute Super Bowl spot featuring rapper Eminem? Well, that’s for another conversation, but that trick likely wouldn’t work again, and Chrysler knows it — which is why the maker is rushing to get an all-new replacement ready for the 2015 model-year.

We’ve been catching glimpses of “mules” running around for months, but these are the first good images our veteran spy photographer Jim Dunne has been able to capture of the 200 in its own skin – albeit heavily camouflaged. Nonetheless, you only have to squint slightly to get a sense of what’s coming.


Chrysler Moves Up-Market with 300 Luxury Series

What, no Corinthian Leather?

by on Dec.28, 2011

Chrysler moves up-market with the new 2012 300 Luxury Series.

No, there’s not any “Corinthian Leather,” but with the addition of the new Luxury Series Chrysler nudges the latest version of its big 300 sedan decidedly up-market.

It’s been quite some time the Detroit maker put its last true luxury entry, the old Imperial, out to pasture.  But as part of the shake-up ordered by CEO Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler hopes to expand its line-up to cover all bases.  It began its return into the high-line market with last year’s redesign of the full-size 300 line.

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The previous sedan’s top model was the Chrysler 300C, with the emphasis placed on performance. The new model is giving buyers a choice.  Yes, there’s still a “Hemi Inside,” if you want one on the 300C.  But the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series shifts towards a more refined – and fuel-efficient — direction.