I Remorse to Report That Chrysler 200 Gross sales Had been Down Final 12 months

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The Chrysler 200, a automotive for whom the Chrysler 300 is simply too large, was final made for mannequin yr 2017, a truth which hasn’t stopped Chrysler from promoting any Chrysler 200s in 2022. Chrysler offered two new 200s within the U.S. in 2022, Chrysler reported on Wednesday, hopefully to 2 completely different individuals or probably to 1 fortunate 200 fan. Sadly, that was fewer than the quantity of 200s Chrysler offered in 2021, when it offered 15.

Chrysler doesn’t say in its sales reports when, the place, or how such gross sales occur, although presumably they’re vehicles which have sat on sellers’ heaps, and sat, and sat some extra, till anyone blinked and a reduction was provided, or a buyer all for shopping for a brand new five-year-old automotive lastly got here alongside.

It’s not simply the 200, too, as Stellantis’s gross sales desk consists of a number of previous new vehicles that offered final yr, together with one Dodge Viper, 4 Dodge Darts, one Alfa Romeo 4C, and eight Fiat 500s. All of these vehicles, although, have been a bit extra particular than the Chrysler 200, which was solely particular in that it’s a trendy Chrysler sedan that isn’t half-bad.

And for the Chrysler completists amongst us, this can be a good excuse to return into the archives, like in 2015, when Chrysler said the 200 “[captivated] drivers and passengers with its easy class, a rare driving expertise and funky options,” which, looking back, might need been correct, however wasn’t sufficient to maintain the 200 round.

That press launch additionally famous the next in regards to the typical 200 buyer:

The 2016 Chrysler 200 competes within the mid-size sedan phase, one of many largest segments in North America, with greater than 2 million gross sales yearly. Roughly considered one of each six new automobiles offered in the US is a mid-size sedan.

The first buyer for the all-new 2016 Chrysler 200 is motivated to succeed and works onerous. The customer is sensible about what they buy, however is prepared to pay extra for prime quality. They need a automobile that matches their achievements; one that’s sensible but superior and has an inside with a wow issue.

The 2016 Chrysler 200 buyer is cut up with roughly 57 % of the purchasers male and 43 % of the purchasers feminine. The first buyer has a median age of 35 and a median family earnings of $76,000. They’re a university graduate and married with out kids at residence.

It appears unlikely that whoever purchased a Chrysler 200 in 2022 nonetheless suits that profile, although one can dream. Subsequent time you go right into a Chrysler supplier, inform them you might be 35-years-old, married and childless, graduated faculty, make round $76,000 a yr, and are 57 % male. Clarify to them you’d be all for a brand new 200, in the event that they nonetheless have one mendacity round.