DETROIT -- The Chrysler brand will take on mid-sized car segment leaders Honda Accord and Toyota Camry with a blend of high style and high technology in the redesigned 2007 Chrysler Sebring.
Chrysler unveiled the 2007 Sebring sedan on Thursday. The car will arrive at dealerships late this year. The new Sebring also will be exported, with those sales beginning in the first half of 2007.
Chrysler would not say what the sticker price of the new Sebring will be but said it will be priced below the Accord and Camry, which both start above $18,000.
The 2006 Sebring sedan has a base price of $20,730, including shipping charges.
The 2007 Sebring has dramatic exterior styling, including sharp edges along the body side and lines on the hood. The high, curved roof line sweeps back toward a short trunk lid.
Inside, the automaker will make several safety technologies standard equipment, including side-curtain airbags and antilock brakes. Traction control and stability control are optional.
The driver's seat is mounted about 2.5 inches higher than the current Sebring's to give a better view of the road and help it appeal to drivers accustomed to the seating position of an SUV.
The technology menu includes an optional audio system with a 20-gigabyte hard drive that can store and play digital music and display photos. Other options include cupholders that can heat or cool drinks and power windows that can be raised or lowered with the key fob.