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Chrysler 200 to be offered only as convertible in Europe

by Bill Cawthon on

The Chrysler 200 models to be badged as Lancia Flavias in Europe have been trimmed to just one, the 200 convertible. According to a report in Automotive News, the cost of adding a diesel to the 200 sedan would make the selling price too high to be competitive, but company officials believe the convertible will be attractive enough to justify the extra cost.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.


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