2015 Chrysler 200 Secures 10K Orders At Launch

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The heavily anticipated 200 isn't just Chrysler's last resort at making a proper mid-size luxury sedan. As it turns out, more than 17,000 people ordered the model in the first two days since it was launched, with 10,000 orders registered in the first 24 hours alone.
Laying the groundwork for the future of the Chrysler brand in the United States, the 200's order book opened on Thursday, May 8th, with much enthusiasm coming from consumers that want the best this segment offers.

“The Chrysler brand is thrilled to see the level of enthusiasm customers and dealers have shown to order the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200,”
said Al Gardner, the CEO of Chrysler.

Thanks to its standard ZF nine-speed automatic transmission, choice of two powertrains with fuel economy ratings of up to 36 miles per gallon highway, an all-wheel drive system and an upmarket interior, the new model is raising the bar for what American motorists should expect from a mid-size sedan.

With orders continuing to roll in from all over North America, the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan announced it will produce the model at full capacity output through mid-July.Starting at $21,700 excluding destination fee, Chrysler's 200 is available in four different guises: LX, Limited, 200S and the range-topping 200C.

The current choice of engines consists of the entry-level 2.4-liter MultiAir II Tigershark inline four-pot producing 184 horsepower and 183 lb-ft (248 Nm) of torque, as well as a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 rated at 295 horsepower and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque. Both powerplants are coupled to a nine-speed auto box featuring electronic shifting capability via a rotary dial.

Designed, engineered and built with pride in Michigan, the 2015 Chrysler 200 promises its customers distinctive design, craftsmanship and technological innovation at an exceptional value. By ditching the traditional three-box shape and by putting a fast-looking profile to it, Chrysler has finally managed to create a vehicle that's able to drag the company away from the dull image it has drawn itself to in the past decades.
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