Chrysler released images of its 2011 200 convertible, which will serve as the replacement for the Sebring. The information was released after photos of the vehicle were leaked on enthusiast websites. The automaker said it had intended to unveil the convertible either in Chicago or New York.
It should be in showrooms by this spring, a Chrysler spokesperson said.
Like it's sedan counterpart, unveiled in October, the base convertible trim model is powered by a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine; a Pentastar V-6 engine, which produces 283 hp, will be an available option. Both options are matched to a reworked six-speed transmission.
Consumers can choose from a body-color painted steel retractable hard top or a cloth soft top, both of which can be powered by the press of a button on the key fob, Chrysler said in a press release.
Three trim levels will be available in the U.S. including the Touring, the Limited and the Convertible S model. Chrysler could re-badge the 200 convertible as a Lancia for European markets.
Chrysler said it isn't ready to release pricing yet. The base sedan model is being sold for $20,745 including shipping, while top models will cost $25,245.