Friday, August 22, 2014

The 200 Can Join the Pack of Respectable Sedans | MotorTrend | All America Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Most people aren't car enthusiasts. They see their vehicles in a much more utilitarian way, and only think hard about them when they've lost their keys.
These people buy the bulk of vehicles sold today, and they're the primary customers of the midsize car segment, the largest single segment in America. For a carmaker to be taken seriously, it needs a competitive vehicle in this group. For more than two decades, the midsize segment has been ruled by the likes of the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. The Americans continued to besmirch their reputation with significantly inferior midsize entries. But that no longer seems to be the case. The Ford Fusion is a solid competitor and the Chevrolet Malibu is the only mild hybrid in the mix. And then there was the Chrysler 200, a rogue of bad taste. That has changed with the launch of the 2015 Chrysler 200 midsize sedan. It's a true Camry-fighter, a moniker placed on many Chryslers before with little enthusiasm or belief. But this time it's apt.

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