Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Detroit Show: Chrysler's Gorgeous 200C Hybrid-Electric Concept

Detroit Show: Chrysler's Gorgeous 200C Hybrid-Electric Concept



Seeing Chrysler's all-new 200C mid-size sedan concept, it makes you wonder how different things would have been for the brand if it had presented a car like this as the Sebring's replacement. Blending the classic, rear-wheel drive design proportions and low roof line / high beltline of the Chrysler 300 with modern styling elements, the 200C is a beautifully penned sedan. Usually we find official statements as being boring and unreal, but we fully agree with Chrysler when it says that the 200C is "a modern product statement that appeals to both luxury and sports car enthusiasts."

 Chrysler 200C EV Concept On the inside, Chrysler's design team went for a futuristic -and obviously non-realistic- look with a highly sculpted dashboard that is free of switches and levers. All the vehicle's functions, settings and connect features are managed via a panoramic multimedia touch screen, a passenger-dedicated "techno-leaf" and a stowable tablet PC.

Based on a shortened version of the 300's rear-wheel-drive platform, the 200C features Chrysler's ENVI electric-drive system that combines a small gasoline engine and integrated electric generator that produces electricity to extend the driving range to 400 miles. According to Chrysler, the 200C is capable of driving up to 40 miles on battery-only power, using zero gasoline and producing zero tailpipe emissions.

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