• Aug 5, 2010
We've yet to glean any hard facts about what Chrysler has planned for an Avenger/Sebring replacement. While a few scant rumors have cropped up that hint to the possibility of a partnership with Nissan, we simply haven't heard anything substantial. You'll find few souls out there who argue that the malaise twins aren't in serious need of some updating, and judging from a handful of spy shot nabbed by the crew at Secret New Cars, it may be awhile before we see any significant changes to the chassis as a whole. For now, it appears that Chrysler is hoping the rental car buying public will be satisfied with just a nosejob.
The shots show a heavily camouflaged mule with its entire schnoz wrapped in disguising fabric. That leads us to believe that the next iteration will feature a completely new front fascia, possibly with new fenders and a hood to boot. Whether that means that the headlights will receive a similar update remains to be seen. Head over to Secret New Cars for a look see at a full gaggle of spy photos of the car. Thanks for the tip, Jeremy!

[Source: Secret New Cars]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Who even cares about this car? Honestly..


      Like I dont understand the people who drive this thing.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lol, I figure they are the kind of people who just don't care what they drive, and there are plenty of them out there. It's like, well, this is the first car I looked at, it has wheels and seats and a CD player, I'll take it!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I drive one...what don't you understand?
      • 4 Years Ago
      You know I couldn't let this slide without making a 'New Avengers' joke...

      http://www.the-gutters.com/comic/20-gregory-titus
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hire a new design team, seriously. Besides the Challenger, everything they have done in the past years is ugly, square and uninspired. Even the last gen Viper does not really stand out. The 300 didn't look too bad at first. The new Cherokee is not too bad, but then again they just added squared off cues to an already decent looking design. They really need to go back to the drawing board.
        • 4 Years Ago
        MajorDesignKnowledgeFail.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Avenger doesn't need nearly as much styling help. the current car's weakest point is the interior and NVH.

      The Sebring refresh is supposedly much more substantial.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Im sure that the Avengers update will be fine...I mean...It'll be ok, just put on your coooooooollllll ffaaaaaaaccccceeee
        • 4 Years Ago
        "..I mean...It'll be ok, just put on your coooooooollllll ffaaaaaaaccccceeee"

        Problem, officer?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with Alex - the car looks too poor to save with a nip/tuck. The proportions are crappy to begin with.... You can't make a woman look like a supermodel if she's built like a lumberjack.

        That being said, it doesn't look like they've even changed all that much to make the car appear passable even given what they had to work with. They could have at least tacked on a face like the new Charger or the Journey...
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jim

        gtfout of here
        • 4 Years Ago
        A face lift is all well and good but it can't help the awkward proportions that this car is stuck with until a wholly new platform is released.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why hide?
      Is it to protect the observer or Chrysler?
        hex311k
        • 4 Years Ago
        thats not camo, that IS the facelift in the flesh!! :D
      • 4 Years Ago
      I checked the website secretnewcars.com Damn how many Mercedes Benz are they throwing at us? A new facelifted C-Class? Really?
      morgan plus four
      • 4 Years Ago
      It should be sold with the camouflage included
      • 4 Years Ago
      I care more about it getting an 'enginejob', 'suspensionjob', and 'interiorjob'
        • 4 Years Ago
        According to Allpar ,the interior and suspension will get a major upgrade as well as the new Pentastar V6:

        'The Dodge Avenger is apparently similar to the current model, with minor exterior changes and *major* interior changes: “the back end looks basically the same, the front end … a bit sleeker.”'

        "The suspension has been substantially re-tuned as well, for a car that feels as different as it looks."

        http://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler/200C.html
      • 4 Years Ago
      I still see those ugly headlights. Seriously with previous designs like the Stratus, Neon or Intrepid, they came out with this car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Jim, they sure were! We had a '97 Concorde in the family for a number of years, it was a good car for us but the headlight performance made it downright dangerous to drive at night and no aftermarket improvements (bulbs, lens cleaning) seemed to improve it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The front end was the Avenger's strongest point. The Sebring was just butt ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Even if the interior is vastly improved (which it better be), it is going to be very tough to get customers close enough to check it out if the exterior isn't much more exciting.

      I can only hope that this refreshed Avenger is on-par with what Ford did with the Fusion. The "redesigned" 2010 Fusion was not an all new car, but rather a fairly comprehensive update of the previous car. It worked for Ford, let's see if Dodge can do the same.
      • 4 Years Ago
      in my opinion, yes the interiors need lots of help, but to me as far as the exterior goes, the only real help it needs is that non-existant trunk lid! lets take the sebring for example! when looking at it from the side, you will notice the convertible looks better(due to its extra 3.2 inches added to the trunk)! the 2006 version of the sedan had a roomy 16 cubic feet of trunk space, whereas the 2007 and newer has only a compact-size at 13.6, not to mention the 2006 also had 38.1 inches of rear leg room, the 2007 and newer has 36.2 inches! the previous generation was a better buy and had a much better looking interior! thats what happens when you use too much plastic and metal trim, its bound to look cheap!
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