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Video: LA 2010: 2011 Chrysler 200

There's no surprises here. As we reported earlier, Chrysler has officially released details on its semi-new 2011 Chrysler 200 midsize sedan. Another non-shocker is how it strongly resembles the now-defunct Chrysler Sebring. Well, that's because it's the car the Sebring should have been all along. Chrysler has finally ditched the child friendly plastic interior in favor of soft touch grains and an overall upgrade of materials throughout.

There will be two engines offered: the base 2.4-liter with 173 hp and mated to either a whimsy four-speed automatic or an optional six-speed manual. Perhaps the most important new feature is the optional 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which produces 263 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque.

Few other details have been provided, but Chrysler promises the engine will offer best-in-class "horsepower and exceptional fuel economy." The 200 will have a base price of $19,995 and will arrive in dealerships in December. Senior VP of Chrysler Design, Ralph Gilles has said in regards to the updates, that "the 200 is not as much a refresh as it is an intervention." He couldn't have put it any better.

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