2016 Chrysler 100 is going to be the brand new compact sedan, part of the big Chrysler line up stretch that’s going to happen in the next few years. With this increase Chrysler will cover some of the segments of the market it lacked in recent years. It is going to compete with highly popular vehicles like: Ford Focus, Honda Civic and Chevy Cruze and under this company’s umbrella it is going to compete with Buick Verano.
2016 Chrysler 100 review
This is the first serious compact sedan model made by Fiat Chrysler since above mentioned Verano represents the copy of similar Opel sedan. It is also one of the first models that came out from cooperation of this American and Italian corporations.
Exterior of Chrysler 100
When it comes to exterior styling, one of the rare information available online is that new model will be based on Compact-US-Wide platform, which is the front wheel drive platform with longer wheel base. This might mean that Chrysler 100 will look similar to the Dodge Dart, or a smaller version of mid-size 200 model.
Although company will need to make this model different then Dodge Dart which didn’t go well on sales and it surely can’t compete with its Ford, Honda and Chevy rivals. Same as Buick underpins Opel models we hope that Chrysler will try to make this vehicle a lot different from the Dodge Dart because only the original design can give it enough popularity to survive in the tough class of compact sedans.
Chrysler 100 Interior
When it comes to 2016 Chrysler 100 interior there are still not much information available. Like the rest of the compact sedan class we can expect leather touches only in higher trim levels, and the same goes for UConnect infotainment system, that also might come with Sirius XM navigation.
Base version will probably be equipped with regular air conditioning, CD and MP3 player, nice amount of soft touch materials and supportive and comfortable seats. Due to this vehicle’s size, cargo room might be a problem, and the same goes for leg room in the rear seat row. In higher trim levels we should also expect some nice connectivity options, as well as some hi tech safety gear like rear view camera, cruise control etc.
Engine of Chrysler 100
This vehicle is going to come equipped with 2,4 liter naturally aspired four cylinder engine. With this unit it will be able to produce at least 250 horsepower and similar amount of torque. Higher trims might get bigger naturally aspired engine or even the turbo option.
Base version’s four will be paired with nine speed automatic transmission, which came as one of the latest trends in terms of transmission system,and it provides the best possible fuel efficiency.
2016 Chrysler 100 Price and Release date
2016 Chrysler 100 price hasn’t been revealed yet. Since 200 sedan can be bought for approximately $25,000 we expect the base version of this model will be sold for around $22,000 and in the first couple of years it will be more than affordable. Release date is also a mystery, and it will come somewhere around the end of this year, with the premiere on some of the leading Auto Show in United States.