Chrysler is continuing to get a great deal of mileage from its Alfa Romeo bodies, this time attached to a somewhat bug-eyed hatchback mule which, from the front, appears to be a Chrysler 200/Lancia Flavia test car. If the powertrain and cooling systems are being tested, there would be little need for the rear to be in final form, which we would normally assume would be a sedan for American sale. The 200 is set to run with the TigerShark 2.4 engine and 3.2-liter Pentastar V6, both hooked up to a nine-speed automatic; European versions would almost certainly come with a two-liter diesel engine, as the Alfa Romeo Giulia is rumored to have. The 200 is set to be built starting in the first quarter of 2014. The similar Giulia, if it is still “on,” will use the 1.4 turbo and the Alfa 1.8 direct-injection turbo engine and a 2-liter..
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