Built on the same platform as the Eagle Vision and Dodge Intrepid, the New Yorker tried to provide a more luxurious experience for its customers. It even looked classier, with its less raked-forward C-pillars and the features offered on the inside. And yet, Chrysler decided to pull the plug on the nameplate just a few years later and close a chapter that lasted for more than half of a century.
Chrysler marketed the New Yorker as a luxury sedan and tried to give it a look that it deserved to be in that segment. Thus, the front featured a slim chromed grille flanked by similarly low-height headlights. All these elements were surrounded by a chromed trim, and even the bumper received some shiny accents. From its profile, the New Yorker revealed a cab-forward design with a similar-looking raked windshield as its Eagle and Dodge siblings, but the C-pillar was less raked and more rounded and vertical.
Inside, Chrysler tried to offer a luxurious experience and installed wide seats at the front and a bench profiled for two in the back, depending on the options. Moreover, a six-seat version was available. The list of standard features comprised a tilt steering wheel, cruise, control, air-conditioning, power doors, mirrors, and locks. In addition, eight-way power seats were available.
Under the hood, the carmaker installed the same 3.5-liter V6 as in the Vision and Intrepid, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Power went to the front wheels.