• Aug 14, 2006
AutoExpress is reporting that Chrysler plans to unveil the coupe-cabrio version of its Sebring sedan at the Paris motor show next month. No word was given on whether Chrysler would be showing the soft-top version, hard-top or both, though. In Europe, the Sebring sedan and convertible will both be made available with Volkswagen's 136-bhp, 2.0-liter TDI engine to satisfy the diesel crazy European market.
AutoExpress also claims that Dodge's version of the Sebring, called the Avenger, will debut in Paris, as well. The Avenger, like all Dodge's, is meant to offer customters a sportier alternative to their Chrysler counterparts. We'll be in Paris next month to cover the open-top car's unveiling and see if the Dodge Avenger finally makes its first public appearance.

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      the new sebring is a move of desperation on chrysler's part. unfortunately, that move has just failed.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "...what's with the headlights and lines on the hood?"
      Chrysler is trying to tie all it's cars and minivans together stylistically by adding the "ribs/lines" from the Crossfire's hood to everything they sell. Pontiac FINALLY gets rid of that awful ribbing on the sides of their cars and Chrysler thinks ALL their vehicles need it on the hood.

      I thought Dodge was supposed to be ditching the Avenger, I guess they are just dropping the name here in the 'states. Anyway, while the Sebring sedan might just get by in the market with a 136 hp diesel, I'm not sure customers for the Sebring coupe or convertible will accept a measly 136 hp.

      Finally, if Chrysler is trying to sell Crossfires in Europe, Sebring coupes and convertibles in Europe, why does this company need Dodge as a "sporty" alternative? Dodge, a brand name not all that familiar to many Europeans?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Citroen called. They want their 2CV hood back.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Avenger is supposedly going to be a liftback sedan, like the Mazda6 5-door.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does anyone know if Canada will get the Dodge version on this round. My guess it that we will not.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I hope that the Avenger looks better than the new Sebring, probably one of the ugliest sedans on the market...
      • 8 Years Ago
      Not the creased hood again.
      • 8 Years Ago
      @WillDaThrill: You probably haven't driven a modern, european diesel yet. they're not mainly ablut hp, but torque. Last weekend i rented an Audi A3 with the same engine here in Germany and I have to tell you, If you put the hammer down at 90mph (in 6th gear!) you need at least a 200hp petrol engine to follow this thing all the way to 130mph.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Aztek 2
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think Dan (#1) said it best. I just cannot believe that Chrysler approved that car for production. It is so unproportionate. This vehicle will not bring Chrysler the attention that the 300c did. I hope the Avenger will be better than the Chrysler, but don't get your hopes up too high...its just going to be another case of rebadging.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Thanks from debuting the Geely, Dr. Z!
      • 8 Years Ago
      To answer #7 Yes Dodge is trying very hard to make a name in Europe and the Avenger will be the second car after the caliber they sell there. I'm not sure if the Nitro will make it over or not however. There's lots of info on the company expanding its brand in Europe but I don't have any links handy. they talked about it at length at the Caliber long lead I was on though and it seems they want to branch out.

      Overall I'd have to think the avenger will be better looking than the Sebring. it kind of has to doesn't it?
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