Chrysler Picks up Speed in 2016
September 17, 2015
Heading into 2016, the brand continues to gain momentum; two of the Chrysler brand’s three vehicles were recently renewed –the iconic 300 full-size sedan was refreshed earlier this year and the completely new 200 mid-size sedan last year launched last year. The last piece of the trifecta is the upcoming sixth-generation version of the vehicle that created the minivan segment more than 30 years ago, the Chrysler Town & Country, which is coming next year. Given all of these updates; the Chrysler brand is on a roll.
2016 Chrysler 300
New this year, the 300 full-size sedan for 2016 already adds a 90th Anniversary Edition; new performance-tuned suspension with increased spring rates, performance-tuned steering and bushings, larger sway bars and Goodyear Eagle F-1 three-season tires available on Chrysler 300S; and improved on-road handling with touring-tuned suspension standard on 300 Limited.
The Chrysler 300 90th Anniversary Edition builds on the 300 Limited model’s long list of standard features, adding the innovative UConnect 8.4N with the segment’s largest 8.4-inch touchscreen display, 3-D GPS navigation, AM/FM/HD radio, SiriusXM Radio, Bluetooth, UConnect Access, plus SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link.
The package also includes the segment’s largest dual-pane sunroof and HomeLink universal transceiver. And, to make sure this Chrysler 300 is unique, the commemorative 90th Anniversary Edition appointments include a startup splash screen logo and premium floor mats with embroidered logo.
A class-exclusive TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on every model, balancing V-8 performance with segment-leading 31 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel efficiency.
2016 Chrysler 200
The 2016 Chrysler 200’s 90th Anniversary Package also reflects the tenets of the Chrysler brand – a car that is packed with features that customers value, at a price they appreciate. In addition to features already standard on the 200 Limited model, the 90th Anniversary Package adds as standard equipment: 8.4-inch touchscreen radio with UConnect Access and SiriusXM Radio, sunroof, Convenience Group (one-year SiriusXM Radio, body-color power heated mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power four-way driver lumbar adjust, power eight-way driver seat and sun visors with illuminating vanity mirrors), front floor mats with Chrysler Anniversary logo, and unique Chrysler Anniversary screen logo on the 8.4-inch touchscreen.
Also new for the 2016 model year, Chrysler fine-tunes the 200 lineup in response to customer feedback. Changes include:
- Rear backup camera now standard on Limited and S models
- Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection available as standalone option on Limited
- 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine now optional on Limited model
- Heated steering wheel standard feature on 200C
- Front driver and passenger seat firmness improved on all models
With the choice of two world-class engines, an innovative all-wheel drive system, available sport mode and paddle shifters for an engaged driving experience, an estimated highway fuel economy of 36 mpg, the 2016 Chrysler 200 makes the commute something drivers will look forward to.
2016 Chrysler Town & Country
Not to be outdone, the Town & Country Anniversary Edition builds on the Touring-L model, adding a power sunroof, bright door handles, heated first- and second-row seats, heated steering wheel and Keyless Enter ‘n Go. This limited-edition model also features an “Anniversary Edition” logo on the radio splash screen and floor mats.