The Chrysler 200C concept which was unveiled at the 2009
Detroit Motor Show is an electric vehicle capable of driving
up to 40 miles on battery-only power using zero
gasoline and producing zero tailpipe emissions.
A small internal combustion engine acting as a generator
provides additional electricity on longer journeys. The
200C Concept is based on a shortened version of Chrysler's
"The Chrysler 200C EV concept represents the perfect
blend of provocative design and leading-edge technology,
as well as the new Chrysler DNA," said Frank
Klegon, Executive Vice President Product Development,
Chrysler LLC. "Chrysler's latest concept vehicle
combines the benefits of progressive, ENVI Range-extended
Electric Vehicle technology which offers nearly
during daily commutes with a design that boasts
a combination of modern shapes, a planted athletic stance
with classic overtones and an undeniably luxurious interior."
"It was important to design a car that not only
appealed to the Chrysler enthusiast, but also could sway
the interest of a wide variety of potential customers,"
said Nick Malachowski, Chrysler 200C EV Lead Exterior
Designer. "The essence of the Chrysler 200C EV
concept vehicle is sophisticated and fresh. It embraces
a more organic design philosophy and helps to push the
Chrysler brand design to the next level."
The exterior styling of the Chrysler 200C Concept is drastically
different to some of the latest production models from
the company. And that's a good thing. The styling is chunky,
simple and modern, lacking any of the gimmicks and pointless
styling lines which ruined vehicles like the Sebring.
Inside the Chrysler 200C Concept natural, luxurious, organic
materials and modern furniture design served as inspiration
for the design team. Immediately noticeable upon entry
is the large screen located on the instrument panel. Starting
the vehicle activates the electronic instrument panel
that contains an advanced electronic vehicle information
center, the next generation of Chrysler's uconnect infotainment
system and a compound touch surface.
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