As planned and predicted, the 2015 Chrysler 200 will be launched in early 2014, at the same Sterling Heights plant where the current model is built. The new car will be completely different in body and suspension than the current model, based on the Dart and Cherokee’s architecture and platform. The 2014 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger will stop production in December 2013 to allow for the changeover, which is expected to include substantial equipment upgrades. The plant is currently shut down for five weeks, during which time the assembly line will be linked with new a new 425,000 square foot paint shops and a new, 1-million square foot body shop. The “new Chrysler” did not believe it would need Sterling Heights, but Sergio Marchionne quickly changed his mind and the new company purchased it from the bankrupt remains of the “old Chrysler.” Part of the basis for the..
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