Comfortable Cabin

The interior’s transformation is nothing short of revolutionary, with occupants now surrounded by all-black or black-and-cream color schemes, top-stitched upholstery, and glitzy chrome trim. Most touch points on the door panels and console are now padded, effectively curing the Sebring’s chronic case of hard-plastic-itis. Two trims will be offered initially, starting with the $27,195 Touring model that includes cloth seats, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, classy LED-lit meters, and six-way power-operated seats for driver and passenger. The more luxurious Limited ($31,990) adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, remote start, Bluetooth connectivity, a powerful hard-drive-based Boston Acoustics sound system, and best of all, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 (more on that later).

The 200 Limited continues to offer the choice of a fabric or steel roof. The latter commands a $1995 premium and delivers a 61-pound weight penalty. Both utilize the same folding mechanism, both raise and lower at a rather leisurely pace—27 seconds for the softtop, 30 for the hardtop—and both leave the same measly 6.6 cubic feet of trunk space with the top down. (For its part, Chrysler avers that two golf bags will fit.)

Still waiting in the wings is the range-topping 200 S convertible that, like the Limited, will come standard with the Pentastar V-6 and unique chrome-clad 18-inch wheels, a black chrome grille, and a smattering of sporty-looking exterior bits. Its interior will be filled with every available bell and whistle, as well as premium leathers in a unique, sport-flavored two-tone treatment. Sadly, the S model will bring no performance-enhancing bits. Pricing for the 200 S is yet to be announced.

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    Ambient Light Control
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    General Information
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