2011 Chrysler 200 Sedan: Introduction
Considering the marketing dollars that goes into launching a new vehicle, the fact that Chrysler has applied four different nameplates to its mid-size luxury sedan over the last 17 years is even more evidence of the brand's woes in this segment. The LeBaron, Cirrus and Sebring names have all been used and discarded since 1994, and now the 2011 Chrysler 200 takes its place as the entry-level model in the Chrysler line-up. Even though the new 200 is a refresh of the Sebring (an extensive one at that) and is still available in both sedan and convertible body styles, the changes made to the styling, luxury, performance and comfort were more than enough to warrant the new name on the improved sedan. After our recent reviews of the equally refreshed Town & Country and the all-new 300C, Chrysler finally let us spend a week with the car that kicked off the "Imported from Detroit" tagline during this year's Super Bowl.