Flash back to the 2007 Detroit Auto Show and sitting on the Chrysler stand was the Nassau concept. Nothing ever came of the angular five-door, but some of the elements that debuted on the show car eventually worked their way onto the Sebring. That connection stands to be revived with a report by the Detroit Free Press that the Sebring's replacement will carry the Nassau name when the all-new midsize sedan goes on sale within the next two years.
The concept's sleek lines aren't likely to inspire the Nassau, but considering Chrysler purchased the name, it's fair game and will help to put Chrysler's lackluster sedan out of the public consciousness.
Chrysler hasn't official confirmed the name yet, but when the Nassau goes on sale – likely in 2012 – it will be joined by the refreshed Dodge Avenger, with a thoroughly revised interior and a choice of either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or Chrysler's new Pentastar V6.