2008 Chrysler Sebring | new car review

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 by

 

2009-chrysler-sebring

This is the car Chrysler offers as a credible alternative to Japanese mid-size cars. Available in both sedan and forms, the 2008 was launched last year in the Middle East. Both models sport similar family stylings which include some bold architecturally-inspired cues in sheetmetal making them quite distinct from the well rounded forms floating around in the mid-size segment.

There is a medley of shapes, textures and colours on the inside. Surprisingly, the designers managed to blend in different forms into one whole to project an interior that is definitely different. There is wood, chrome, straight lines, curves, the lot!

The Sebring is well loaded when it comes to equipment levels. Quality of trim materials is reasonably good although the interior is nothing special. With its many features typically seen on bigger cars, the Sebring offers a strong package in a crowded class and is a viable alternative to most European and Asian models in the segment. The Sebring offers goodies like a MyGIG audio system with 30GB hard drive heated-and-cooled cupholders.

Although two trim levels offered, both versions are driven by a single 2.7-litre, multi-point fuel-injected, dual overhead cam V6 which pumps out 190bhp. Mated to Chrysler’s four-speed AutoStick (clutchless manual) automatic transmission, the car is quiet, yet powerful on road. The nice thing about the Sebring is that it possesses the quality of performance one expects from cars with European badges.

The Sebring will endear itself to those who want a mid-size sedan that doesn’t look like everything else on the road, while offering good value for money.

 

Technical Specifications

Engine2.7-litre V6
Power190bhp
Torque257Nm
Transmission4-Speed Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 92000 – upto 131000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Mercury Milan
Nissan Altima
Toyota Camry
Mitsubishi Magna
Honda Accord
Hyundai Sonata
Kia Optima

 

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