From the list I am starting to cultivate in my head, the 2014 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) is going to be a pretty good one this year.
At least, I think. Let's hope the vibe is more positive — you have to remember, Detroit is a pretty dimly lit bulb, folks.
But if there's one car that's destined to make a pretty good sized splash, it will be the Chrysler 200. That's because of a few factors at play here:
1) Chrysler Group has been producing GREAT products since turning things around: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart — I adore this car it just hasn't hit the market right —, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger;
2) These spy shots show a VERY good looking product that may actually be packaged to get attention in the marketplace;
3) It's replacing what is considered one of THE WORST autos in the entire car universe; and,
4) This would be Chrysler's answer to the much loved Ford Fusion and the rest of the midsize sedan category.
Now if you take a good, hard look at these night shots, you too may start to come around.
This is the all-new Chrysler 200 saloon, a car that is of vital importance to the company in its home market.
It’s based on the US-centric ‘wide’ version of the platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The platform was first seen earlier this year under the all-new Jeep Cherokee.
The new 200 follows closely the style set by its predecessor, albeit executed in a more slickly modern style. It gets dramatic LED running lights and, inside, a raised and angled centre console that houses the controls for the climate control system, as well as the control dial for what’s expected to be a nine-speed autobox...