When the doors of the Detroit Auto Show open to the public tomorrow, there's no doubt that the Chevy, BMW and Lexus booths will attract plenty of foot traffic with flashy sports cars. But when it comes to relevance as it relates to sales volume and in-market shoppers, the 2015 Chrysler 200 could end up being one of the more important introductions from the show. Positioned in the highly competitive midsize sedan segment, Chrysler has quite the challenge ahead of it, so we asked Andy Love, product chief of the 200, to give us a closer look at the new sedan to see how it will stack up against cars like the Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord.

All of the pertinent information about the new 200 was revealed during the on-stage introduction, but Love gave us a first-hand look at the sedan's more intricate details. This includes some of the exterior design elements such as the wide use of LED exterior lighting and the strategic placement of the side marker lights, and even interior cues like electronic shifter, which allowed for extra storage space in the center console. Aside from the name, the 2015 200 started from scratch riding on a similar platform as the Dodge Dart and Jeep Cherokee, based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

Scroll down to watch Love talk us through the 2015 Chrysler 200, and you can find more information about it at our original post from earlier in the week.
2015 Chrysler 200: 2014 NAIAS


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      AutoReview
      • 11 Months Ago
      I am really pulling for Chrysler here. I hope it is a big sales success and can put it up near the top of it's more bland running mates such as the Accord and Camry. A top five would be great for the make.
      Jeff Gilleran
      • 11 Months Ago
      Truly, Not a bad showing. Great lines, nice interior, and reasonable price.
      Avinash Machado
      • 11 Months Ago
      Great improvement over the current 200.
      Willie
      • 11 Months Ago
      That is such a beautiful car and definitely what Chrysler needs. I was already a fan of the current 200, it may not be class leading on any levels but overall it is a solid car and gets the job done. Leaps ahead of the crappy Sebring of the Daimler years. This new one will make it a serious competitor now.
      John
      • 11 Months Ago
      Bringing real wood in the interior down to this price point is pretty sweet, as it had only just started to make its way into more mainstream luxury models fairly recently (Rolls, Bentley, Uber Mercedes, etc. have of course had it for ages).
      Cruising
      • 11 Months Ago
      Never thought I would say this but Chrysler brand is becoming more mainstream compared to Dodge and it's future plans. Chrysler has this awesome new midsize, full-size 300 they have the minivan all they need is a crossover and compact car. The 200 will outsell any RWD Avenger replacement that's just the nature of it. While Dodge might not go away I think Chrysler can sustain Dodge with specialty sports models unlike what happened to Pontiac.
      SooooRight
      • 11 Months Ago
      what a steaming pile of excrement, christ, even VW makes better buckets of crap than this
        Lachmund
        • 11 Months Ago
        @SooooRight
        wow, how ironic your troll nickname seems now.
      Tweaker
      • 11 Months Ago
      It's a Chrysler. That is all you need to know.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Tweaker
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          CJ_313
          • 11 Months Ago
          @ analogjesse: The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a very competitive offering, as are the Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger, new Jeep Cherokee & Dodge Durango (that's nearly half of everything Chrysler produces right there). Your comments referring to Chrysler vehicles being unreliable and bottom-of-their-class are simply antiquated, and constantly repeated by domestic-haters like yourself despite there no longer being any truth to those type of accusations.
      pqfoursix
      • 11 Months Ago
      Cut it out autoblog! Stop hyping up this pos! You guys should be ashamed that you're pushing these warmed over old "LH" looking things. Real people will spend their hard earned money and have to live with these things. It's just like the pt cruiser crapp! Hype caused all those people to buy that pos! Cut it out!
      analogjesse
      • 11 Months Ago
      Compared to what's currently out there, it already looks dated. That's one of Chyrsler's problems. And this thing will get sold long after other manufacturers have updated and refreshed their cars twice. PT Cruiser, anyone?
        lostboyz
        • 11 Months Ago
        @analogjesse
        Would you rather have acura beak, lexus predator face, audi's monster grill, or lincoln balun whale? For once an understated grill is a good thing.
        mazeroni
        • 11 Months Ago
        @analogjesse
        I have to disagree, though maybe I understand your perspective. Midsized cars have spit in terms of design. You have your Fusion/ 6s with more upright fascias, then you have your Accords/ Camry's with their more rounded fronts and high grills - traditional designs. The 200 takes the route of tradition design, but I feel the overall elements of the car are clean and unfussy. I agree the front end doesn't stand out too much, but I think that is what will make it age well in the future. It might not scream 'wow,' but it shouldn't have to.
        CJ_313
        • 11 Months Ago
        @analogjesse
        Compared to what's currently out there, this new 200 has more style than nearly everything in its segment, save for possibly the Mazda6 & Ford Fusion (both of which I'd say have an equal amount of style), but the 200 "looks" more upscale than both in my opinion. To each their own.
        The_Zachalope
        • 11 Months Ago
        @analogjesse
        I think you've got that backwards. One of Chrysler's problems, and it looks like they're learning from is, is in the past they come out with this great design, then someone says "this thing is selling like hotcakes! Don't ever change it!" Then you end up with stuff like the PT Cruiser, which the same design was around for 10 years.
      Cameron Loomis
      • 11 Months Ago
      Ram, Grand Cherokee, 300 - These are cash cows that have stood the test of time, belong to a shortlist of all-time great American vehicles and have a legacy. The 200 is not one of those vehicles. Sorry.
      bobbylightbryant
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why do they have to keep the corporate emblem? For some reason, I would not buy that car because it reminds me of every piece of crap car and minivan I've seen with a hub cap missing or packed full of mouth breathers. Sorry, just my opinion.
        LXbuilder
        • 11 Months Ago
        @bobbylightbryant
        The opinion of a pompous blowhard maybe? What a bunch of nonsense.
          bobbylightbryant
          • 11 Months Ago
          @LXbuilder
          I made comments about a car. For some reason you get emotional and resort to calling names. Is it time for a diaper change little boy?
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