For years, it seems, Chrysler followers have known about a car to be slotted below the Chrysler 200, popularly dubbed the 100 or 100C. Insiders told us it was to be a four-cylinder-only car, sold in hatchback form, most likely with a nine-speed automatic in the high range and a six-speed at the bottom end. Gadgets spotted inside were the usual Chrysler fare of adaptive cruise, forward collision warning, etc., with a new lane departure warning system. Recently, though, updates to the Five Year Plan indicated that the Chrysler 100 was dead; at the same time, we were told that a Dart hatchback is planned; and Chrysler 100C mules continue to wander the highways. There are a few conclusions one could draw, the most obvious being that the 100 is very much alive, or that the 100 has been replaced by a Dodge Dart hatchback in the United States..
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