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The End is Near ! - for the 200

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by superduckie5000, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. superduckie5000

    superduckie5000 THE MAD DUCK
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    The Plan for Sterling Assy. is Out.
    From Automotive News: FCA earmarks $1.5 billion to build Ram 1500 pickups at Chrysler 200 plant

    From the FCA PR Site: FCA US Media - FCA US Announces Nearly $1.5 Billion Investment in Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

    From the Detroit Free Press: FCA to invest $1.49 billion in Sterling Heights plant

    From the Detroit News: Fiat Chrysler to invest $1.48B at Sterling Heights

    Interesting Note - Not Word on where the 200 may Wind Up!

    The Only News Article I Could Find About the Fate of the Dart and the 200 Didn't say Much: Chrysler 200 And Dodge Dart Facing The End Of The Road
     
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  2. valiant67

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    And Chrysler becomes a "mainstream" brand with two vehicles in the lineup at the end of the year unless FCA has been doing a great job of hiding the "partner" to which they are "outsourcing" production...
     
  3. codypet

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    And that scares me.
     
  4. Hank600ES

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    Possibly more news coming tomorrow when FCA presents it's 2nd quarter and 1st half results.
     
  5. jimboy

    jimboy Well-Known Member

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    If true about it's demise, that is a shame. It was a very nice car, just didn't feel/look like a Chrysler to me. I can only hope their next attempt at a car will include some input from previous owners, not just a Hyundai clone.
    Revised: I can only hope there IS another attempt.
     
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    Mopartial Fits and Finishes

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    Borrowing and adding to what someone else posted: "Ladies and Gentlemen, the 2017 Mercury lineup!"
     
  7. CherokeeVision

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    "Presenting the new Chrysler 200, and introducing the new face of Chrysler."
    "We are killing off the 200, the vehicle that introduced the new face of Chrysler."

    What facts will Chrysler fans have to face tomorrow?
     
  8. TripleT

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    That FCA can't make enough high margin vehicles so it aligning it capacity to make more money, more jobs in the USA, and less resources on a dying class of vehicles?
     
  9. TripleT

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    Same face taller vehicle
     
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  10. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru!
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    PAMoparMan MoPaR oR No CaR

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    We knew this was coming but it doesn't change the gut punch feeling this announcement gives.
     
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    "dying" makes it sound like there will be no market for sedans in the next few years and that is simply not true. The Camry alone sold 485,000 last year. While the market is declining there still is a HUGE market for mid size sedans. Getting rid of the 200 may indeed be a good idea, it seems really early to just kill it with no replacement waiting to take its place right away.
     
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  13. MPE426HEMI

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    Goodbye Chrysler 200. I'll see you when you come back as a minivan. :p
     
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  14. MPE426HEMI

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    I am seeing more and more midsize sedans on the road in my area. I am surprised actually. There seems to be a lot of people buying them.
     
  15. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    But they are going to possibily build a full size SUV, that will solve all the problems. :D

    Mike
     
  16. superduckie5000

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    All the World Needs to Come Crashing Down is One Major International "Black Swan" Event.
    There is Nothing New in History......................................
     
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  17. valiant67

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    Question: What CUV/SUV has FCA (or any other previous iteration of Chrysler) ever sold in volume (let's say over 100k per year) without being a Jeep?
    I can only think of one.
     
  18. Mike V.

    Mike V. Mopar-nac The Moderator

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    Journey has recently.

    Durango did years ago and probably could now if it was not production controlled.

    Pacific came close in 2004 and 2005

    Nitro sold 75000 one year

    Caliber did in 2007 and came close in 2006 and 2008

    Mike
     
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    And if Chrysler could sell 485,000 200's, they would still be selling them.
     
  20. hmk123

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    After 2009 it was all about survival. Next is about building a solid financial foundation. Once that is there the company can branch out again just like it did in the nineties... It would be silly to assume that SM has not learned a lot during his time at Chrysler that is now being applied first. In addition, the world is changing faster and faster. Chrysler as a brand needs a few new bold hits down the road. Hopefully those are in the works. The focus right now should be less on the 200 and Dart but on whether Alfa will finally get off to a decent start. There is a lot more riding on that than the 200 and the Dart IMHO.

    By the way, how many AWD V6 200s do they make? I hardly ever see one on a local lot. I am sure that is a great car to own....
     
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