Loads of reports that suggest comebacks of various old nameplates can be found these days on the internet. Of course, models from FCA Group are no exception, as we’ve already written about models like Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Barracuda etc. The 2020 Chrysler Sebring is another name in conversation, a name that hasn’t been used for almost a full decade. The mid-size car has been around for a while and it looks it may come back in a pretty similar form as its predecessors.
Therefore, we might see a classic family sedan, in the segment where Japanese competition dominates. This segment was considered almost dead, but models like Camry and Accord still make impressive sales numbers. That’s the reason why FCA may bring back its player in this game. At this point, it’s just a speculation, but reports about this comeback are becoming more frequent in the last time.
Chrysler Sebring Brief History
The original Sebring came 25 years ago. The first generation has been around between 1995 and 2000 and it was more sports than a family car. However, things significantly changed with the second-generation model, which came as a genuine mid-size sedan and remained in production until 2007. The third generation came with a pretty much same approach, but it was renamed to Chrysler 300 in 2011, due to the brand’s new naming policy. The second generation of Chrylser 300 came in 2014 but was discontinued just a couple of years later. Since then, FCA has no mid-size sedan in its lineup.
2020 Chrysler Sebring Comeback
As the Chrysler 300 is almost dead, we may expect new naming policy, if the company is willing to bring back the mid-size sedan. Therefore, the Sebring seems quite possible, although we are still waiting to get any kind of information about this model from the officials. Meanwhile, we can only speculate about the new model. According to some sources, the new model could come with a little bit different layout compared to some previous models. Practically, most FCA models will switch to the Giorgio platform, so the 2020 Chrysler Sebring could do the same. In practice, this means an RWD layout, as well as significant improvements in terms of weight reduction, efficiency, performances etc.
Exterior and Interior
When it comes to the exterior design, we can only speculate about the 2020 Chrysler Sebring. However, the biggest issue is the fact that Chrysler hasn’t released anything new for several years. Therefore, we presume that this brand will come up with a completely new styling philosophy and the 2020 Chrysler Sebring should be part of it.
The same thing goes for the interior design, which is a complete mystery at the moment. Still, we may presume it will be well-made and quite luxurious and that the new 2020 Chrysler Sebring will go more upscale.
2020 Chrysler Sebring Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, all kinds of options are in the game. Still, we presume that Chrysler will probably stick to a familiar and proven 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 270 horsepower. Still, don’t exclude the possibility to see a hi-performance option. It may come with some of those large HEMI engines, but keep in mind that FCA is also working on a new turbo inline-six unit, which would be a perfect measure for this model. As we already mentioned, RWD should be standard, along with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Chrysler Sebring Release Date and Price
The 2020 Chrysler Sebring is still just a rumor, but there are also reports that suggest the new model could arrive already this or in the next year. When it comes to the price, we presume base models would go around 30.000 dollars.
We are still waiting to hear something from the officials, so take this article with a reserve.