2015 Chrysler 200 spy shotsPreparing for a big debut at the Detroit Auto Show next month, the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 was out for a late-night photo shoot fully undisguised, and our spy shooters were there to capture its all-new design completely uncovered. While there's no camouflage, the cover of darkness proved to be almost as effective, but we still get a good idea of what this former sore spot in the brand's lineup will look like after its clean-sheet redesign.

The first thing we notice is the stylish four-door-coupe roofline doing its best to impersonate something like the Audi A7, or maybe the Volkswagen CC. The front-end styling is a departure from recent Chrysler designs with narrow headlights and an equally short, chrome-trimmed grille. In profile, the bullet-nosed 200 is somewhat reminiscent of the Tesla Model S. This new design language should definitely help the 200 get noticed in a segment filled with hot sellers like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, as well as more stylish offerings like the Ford Fusion and Mazda6.

Our spies also caught up with the 200 testing in daylight and got some good shots of the interior. The instrument panel design looks similar to what is found in the Dodge Dart, including the oversized instrument gauges and possibly even the LED accent lighting. We would have to assume – and hope – this prototype is a test model due to its small touchscreen display, as Chrysler's 8.4-inch screen would look much better in its place. The center stack and console are clean with minimal buttons and knobs, but we do see a rotary gear selector, which may confirm reports from last year that suggested the 200 will use a nine-speed automatic transmission to help hit 38 miles per gallon on the highway.

There's no official word yet on powertrain, but we'll get our first up-close look at the car in less than a month. Until then, check out the naked 200 in all its glory by viewing our gallery above.

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      I really like the styling. Million times better than the previous one.
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      Woo! Look at the size of that grille! At least Chrysler decided not to give in to the huge-grille craze, unlike everyone else.
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      The day I mistake a Chrysler back end for an Audi, Chrysler has won.
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      Why are you people obsessed with associating everything with "coupe" Do you have that limited of a vocabulary on auto designs and shapes?
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      Mark Schieldrop
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      To those saying it looks like a Tesla: you should read the comments you all made when you first saw the Tesla. Not many "wow this is wholly original" comments back then.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mark Schieldrop
        And it's still not original. lol what's your point? This Chrysler makes it even worse.
      • 1 Year Ago
      A good design is a marriage of many elements. I see Audi / Model S / Fusion all here... and all stunning cars... so Chrysler is doing something right here - it looks cohesive.
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes! This looks great! Chrysler may finally have a real player in this segment for the first time since the LH days! I am so glad to see the end of that awful Sebring greenhouse.
      • 1 Year Ago
      That front end reminds me a bit of the new Avalon, which is a very good thing. I also see some Model S and Buick LaCrosse. The interior looks ergonomic and actually modern compared to the first 200--though I agree, it looks a bit goofy without the 8.4 uConnect. I love what I see so far. I just have to add, I think people are unreasonably harsh on the current 200. The styling may be awkward to some (apparently most), but other than technology, it's a very competent car. Still one of the quietest in the segment, great interior quality, mature driving dynamics, and a well-mannered brute of a V6 that gets decent mileage. I remain one of the few who actually like the shape of the greenhouse I guess. I like this new greenhouse just fine, but it looks like every other car out there now. Irrelevant I guess. Can't wait to see/hear more on this new one. Let's just hope they don't discount these and send them off to rental lots by the thousands. I think that's the largest pitfall of the current one.
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      Definitely a step in the right direction. Guess we'll have to wait and see once they reveal the details and some sharper images.
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      Wow. This has real potential. It should be worlds better than the current car.
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      It's a handsome, mature design--light years beyond the Sebring and even the cleaned-up current 200. But Chrysler kept hinting at a radical, breakthrough style, so in that sense it's a slight letdown. The new 200 clearly starts from the same playbook as the new Fusion, Avalon, and Impala (and of course the A7). That puts it in some very good company, among the most stylish of today's family sedans, but I was hoping for something more startling, something more distinctively Chrysler. OK, my Grinch moment is over. It's an awfully good-looking car, and I suspect it will do very well.
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