By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
January 18, 2013
When the next Chrysler 200 is introduced in 2014, its design will signal a change for the brand.
“The current Chryslers on the road today certainly don’t reflect where we’re headed. What I can safely say is we are deviating from where we are today, completely. It’s a very different feeling (and) look," said Chrysler chief designer, Ralph Gilles.
Gilles didn't go into detail about the direction the styling will go for the 200 and ultimately the Chrysler brand.
“Saad (Chehab, Chrysler brand president and CEO) and Sergio (Marchionne, Chrysler CEO) both were very instrumental in finding the new mission of the car – new branding. I think it’s going to be a beautiful and relevant vehicle,” Gilles said.
Other things the next 200 will have is a new nine-speed automatic and use Fiat's CUSW platform that currently underpins the Dodge Dart.