The Chrysler 200 Convertible is really just the convertible version of the Chrysler 200, a mid-sized car and currently the lowest-costing Chrysler on the market. Based on the 300 model, the Chrysler 200 was originally shown at the 2009 North American International Auto Show – oddly enough, only the sedan model was shown, not the convertible, and even then the 200 was (at the time) slated to be a hybrid. Chrysler management didn’t like the hybrid design, opting for a more traditional gasonline-powered engine for the eventual production model of the 200. The 200 and the 200 Convertible debuted on the market in 2010 for the 2011 model year, and sales were strong in the first year and have continued to increase every year since. You can read more about the 200 Convertible via this helpful link.
When the first generation 200 debuted, it effectively replaced the Chrysler Sebring, and the 200 Convertible took the Sebring Convertible’s spot in Chrysler’s vehicle lineup. Much of the 200 Convertible’s history and sales are directly related to the 200 Sedan’s numbers, because Chrysler didn’t differentiate between sedan and convertible sales. The 200 was marketed as the little brother of the Chrysler 300, Chrysler’s flagship line, despite not sharing the same platform (the 200 shares a platform with the Dodge Avenger, another Chrysler-owned model). This was done mainly to help the new 200 sell; as the 300 was and continues to be Chrysler’s best-selling vehicle, having another one that’s considered related to it helped boost sales, particularly after it debuted.
According to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, the 200 Convertible will not be available past the 2014 model year, as Chrysler is moving the 200 model into its second generation, where it is slated to only be a sedan. The new 200 will be based on an all-new platform, Chrysler’s Compact U.S. Wide platform, which it will share with the Dodge Dart. The 200 Convertible, though, is still grouped with the 200 in terms of size, despite the platform change (and discontinuation). This makes it easier for carriers to quote it properly, and much of your price will be based on where you’re shipping from and to. When shipping a convertible, particularly the 200 Convertible (which has several premium features not available on other convertible models of its size and price-range), you’ll want to of course leave the top up. But that’s common sense.
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