The Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan gets a standard nine-speed automatic transmission for 2015 that will enable it to reach a highway fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon when paired with an inline four, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Fuel-conscious customers can order the 2.4L MultiAir2 Tigershark inline four that produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb.-ft. of torque. A 3.6L Pentastar V-6 generating 295 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque is also available.
The 2015 200, which will be built in Michigan, will arrive for purchase by July 1 with a starting retail price of $21,700.
The sedan also gets an optional all-wheel-drive system that improves fuel economy by disconnecting the rear axle under normal driving conditions. The sedan operates as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle until triggers such as weather or driving inputs activate the AWD system.
The Chrysler 200 maintains a solid presence in rental fleets with 44,019 registrations during the 2012 calendar year. Commercial fleets added 2,428 in 2012. Chrysler sells 37.5 percent of its 200 sedans into fleet channels.
Read Chrysler's press release for full details.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet