StaffAllpar HomeMore NewsCarsTrucksUpcomingRepairsTest drives

The first real Chrysler 200 spy shot?

by David Zatz on

Chrysler 200 spy shot

Christopher Chrouch may have gotten the first spy shot of a real 2015 Chrysler 200, not a mule, with this snap. The car appears to have long wraparound headlights, and a wide tail-light strip. Mr. Chrouch suspected at first that it was the next-generation Avenger, but that car should be years off, while the 200 appears to be slated for a January reveal and production as early as March 2014 (assuming no schedule slippage and a good supply of nine-speed automatic transmissions).

The 200 is a key car for Chrysler; Americans still favor mid-sized sedans as the “standard car,” but the market is dominated by Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Chrysler used to be a major player in this range but has been losing share for many years, culminating in the losses of the Daimler years. Today, the 200 and Avenger are supported by heavy incentives; for Chrysler to sell without rebates and heavy discounting will require a car which is both mechanically and visually superior or, at least, unique. The nine speed automatic and 3.2 liter V6 are part of that equation; and as for the looks, one source recently told us that it “is spectacular and will delight everyone.”

Check back tomorrow morning for a full set of photos.

Know & Go screens
Employees created new FCA US app—first available to Ram TRX

Newest Ram Built to Serve models honor the U.S. Air Force

Former Ram chief engineer Michael J. Cairns

More Mopar Car
and Truck News

Some popular Allpar pages





Dodge Demon

2018 Wrangler JL



Staff details/contactsTerms of ServiceInformation is presented to the best of our knowledge. Plans change and sometimes mistakes are made. Decisions or purchases made based on this site's verbiage or images are done at the reader's own risk. Also see the Allpar News archives, 1997-2008 • Copyright © VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. • Mopar, Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler, HEMI, and certain other names are trademarks of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.