2017 Chrysler 100 release date, price, specs, news – The smallest car in Chrysler’s current roster is the 200 which is not that small by any means. There have been rumors about a smaller and more economical car from then ever since 2012 when a chart showed us that they were going to release the 100, a car using the same platform as the Dart, in 2015. Because the development took longer than expected, it seems that the new model is actually going to be released sometime in the early 2016. The new Chrysler hatchback should be available with a base price starting from around $25,000 or a bit less than that. While it may seem like a lot considering it will be based on the Dart, the new Chrysler 100 2017 will actually be a hatchback rather than a sedan and it will be quite a bit more impressive when it comes to the interior equipment and the available engines.
2017 Chrysler 100 news
Back in 2012 a model has been spied which boasted a Chrysler grille and the 100 name on its back but that car was nothing but a development mule based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Since then there have not been any kind of news which is a bit of a shame but just recently people close to the company said that the new 2017 Chrysler 100 is certainly going to be something impressive and the best part is that it will not be just an Alfa Romeo with a different badge.
New Chrysler 100 2017 hatchback design
In fact, the design of the new Chrysler 100 2017 will be all new which will certainly make a lot of people interested. The front end will borrow from the design of the 300 but only the details. It will get unique headlights as well as a more aggressive bumper than their usual models. The back will also be all new and while it has not been released so far, it seems that the production model will actually feature an LED bar which will act as the tail lights for the back of the car. The size will be similar to that of the Dart but it will be wider and slightly taller.
Inside the cabin things will be quite a bit more different because this will be a premium car rather than a sporty model. The dashboard will be all new while the steering wheel is likely going to be carried over from the 200. The base 2017 Chrysler 100 should come with things such as an automatic climate control system, an infotainment system with surround audio, five seats covered in leather as standard and even ventilated seats on the higher end models. There is going to be less luggage space than in the Dart but there will be more room for its passengers due to the wider and taller body.
2017 Chrysler 100 specs
Engine wise, the new Chrysler 100 2017 is expected to come as standard with a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 which will likely provide just as much power as in the Dart at 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. The 1.4 liter turbocharged Fiat engine is also likely to find its way on the 100 as the fuel efficient model. This will provide 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The bigger engine will come as standard with a 9 speed automatic while the 1.4 liter model will only come with a 6 speed automatic. There is also a small chance for the 2.4 model to receive all wheel drive which would make it quite interesting, especially at this price point. A 3.2 liter naturally aspirated Pentastar V6 has also been rumored to come on the new 2017 Chrysler 100 which would be installed in the sporty version of the car. This would actually become the only V6 in its class and certainly a very interesting car to drive.