Chrysler Sebring Released Locally
25th May, 2007
Chrysler now has a common car available in Australia, with the introduction of the Chrysler Sebring — an all-new mid-size sedan. And with a starting price of $33,990 (RRP), the all-new Sebring is priced above the class leading Volkswagen Jetta.
Gerry Jenkins, managing director for the Chrysler Group in Australia said; “We’re so excited about offering a vehicle with elegance, style, an impressive list of standard safety features and excellent fuel economy in this competitive segment.”
“The Chrysler Sebring continues the momentum that the Chrysler 300C started and offers a new group of consumer’s access to the Chrysler brand”. said Jenkins.
The Chrysler Sebring will be available in Australian dealerships in the first week of June 2007, although some dealers are already displaying this new model.
Chrysler Sebring features the distinctive face of the Chrysler brand, with the Chrysler signature grille, a uniquely sculptured bonnet, large, distinctive quad headlamps and fog lamps.
Sebring’s interior features soft surfaces selective gloss levels on the interior surfaces.
Standard 60/40 fold-flat rear seats make room for more gear and a fold-flat passenger seat provides a table-like surface that demonstrates the versatility of Sebring’s interior.
All Chrysler Sebring models feature a two-tone interior colour theme of dark and lighter shades of Pastel Slate Grey or Pastel Pebble Beige, which provides a spacious and well-appointed look. The Chrysler Sebring Limited model also features an exclusive two-tone Cream and Pebble Beige interior. The Chrysler Sebring Limited’s available accent materials and finishes include Tortoise Shell, Satin Silver, Alloy Silver and Chrome.
The 2007 Chrysler Sebring features an optional MyGIG™, cutting-edge information, entertainment and safety navigation audio system that raises the bar on in-vehicle communications. This best-in-class, next-generation navigation radio features a 6.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) Display with a touch-screen panel that can support 65,000 colours, providing a three-dimensional appearance to graphics and animation, as well as multiple font sizes and styles. The MyGIG system follows voice-activated commands and includes many new features for music, sound, movies and personalised picture displays, including:
In addition to MyGIG, the 2007 Chrysler Sebring also offers a unique combination of features not usually found on mid-sized vehicles, including:
Tuning in to MyGIG
The Chrysler Sebring is available with a variety of audio systems, and it will be the first Chrysler-brand vehicle to offer the innovative MyGIG multimedia navigation, audio, entertainment and communication system from Harman/Kardon. Sebring owners can use touch screen or voice commands to control MyGIG’s features. The system also includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive where owners can store their favourite music, photos and voice messages.
MyGIG’s voice dialogue system recognises more than 100,000 words and is capable of learning and growing. The navigation has both 2-D and 3-D bird’s-eye views of roads and multiple route calculation. Maps and guidance are displayed on a motorised, flip-down 6.5-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) display. The TFT screen uses active matrix for viewing from angles up to 180 degrees — perfect for the centre of an instrument panel.
All of Sebring’s available radio head units feature a 3.5 mm audio input jack for easy connection to any MP3 player. The base audio system offers six speakers, AM/FM stereo and CD/DVD with MP3 compatibility. An available, premium six-speaker Boston Acoustics Sound System with 6-channel amplifier delivers superior sound quality and loudness with improved amplification and sound clarity. An optional radio head features an integrated six-disc CD/DVD changer and can also play back CD/DVDs with MP3 and WMA files. This radio head is available with either of the six-speaker systems. Loading the changer with CDs or discs full of MP3-formatted music will provide thousands of kilometres worth of music.
Class-leading Safety Features
Safety and security are a top priority among mid-size car buyers in Australia, and the all-new 2007 Chrysler Sebring offers a unique combination of safety features that are designed to keep occupants both safe and secure. Sebring’s safety cage is constructed with dual-phase, high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel components designed to protect occupants in all driving situations. Sebring’s safety cage is complemented with a combination of standard safety items demanded by buyers in the mid-size segment, including:
ABS and ESP Keep Sebring’s Wheels on the Road
Chrysler Group is offering standard anti-lock brakes (ABS) on all 2007 Chrysler Sebring models. Sebring’s ABS system helps the driver keep the vehicle under control by preventing wheel lock-up when the driver brakes on slippery surfaces.
The 2007 Chrysler Sebring is the Chrysler Group’s first mid-size vehicle to offer Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) bundled with Brake Assist and Traction Control. ESP is standard on both Sebring models. ESP helps the Sebring driver maintain stability and does everything within the limits of vehicle traction to keep Sebring on course. ESP also helps maintain forward traction by constantly monitoring wheel speed sensor signals. If there is any indication of slippage, ESP engages, applying the brakes and, if necessary, closing the throttle to maintain traction. Sebring’s ESP system works best in slick driving conditions, including wet, snowy, icy, sandy or gravel roads, as well as on hot, dry pavement where a thin layer of oil can form, causing the surface to be slick.
Hydraulic Brake Assist and Traction Control are bundled with ESP and help Sebring drivers keep control of their vehicle.
A pressure sensor in the ESP hydraulic module determines when the driver is making an emergency stop by measuring the rate at which the driver applies the brake. A high rate of pedal pressure application causes the ESP system to apply maximum hydraulic pressure to the brakes and the vehicle stops as quickly as the available traction will allow.
Traction Control helps the Sebring maintain traction by applying the brakes and in some cases closing the throttle to minimise wheel spin during acceleration.
The all-new 2007 Chrysler Sebring features technologies that reduce weight and unwanted noise, while also providing a safe, solid, stiff structure that provides excellent impact performance, a smooth ride and solid handling. Top that with sealants and sound-deadening materials and the Chrysler Sebring offers an exceptionally quiet ride, with minimal road, wind and powertrain noise.
Chrysler Sebring Model Line up
Fuel economy is a high-priority for many of today’s car buyers, and the 2007 Chrysler Sebring, with it’s 2.4-litre petrol engine with dual variable valve timing and 4 speed automatic assist to deliver fuel efficiency of 8.9 litres per 100 kilometres.
The 2007 Chrysler Sebring is available in Australia in two models: Chrysler Sebring Touring and Chrysler Sebring Limited.
2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring (sedan not wagon!)
The 2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring model is a sedan, unlike the Chrysler 300C Touring which is a wagon, and has a local starting price of $33,990 (RRP). The Chrysler Sebring Touring model includes leather-trimmed seats, a fold-flat passenger seat, a brushed aluminium-look instrument panel, cluster bezels and door trim, chrome interior door handles, express-up/down windows for both the driver and passenger and express down windows on the key fob, LED map lights, lighted visor mirrors, rear passenger assist grab handles, six speakers and Chrysler’s heated/cooled front cup holder.
Other standard equipment includes both side-curtain and side seat-mounted thorax air bags, anti-lock brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, an electroluminescent cluster with outside temperature display, telescoping steering wheel, driver seat lumbar with manual height adjuster, AM/FM/CD radio with MP3 connectivity and play capability, analogue clock in instrument panel, sliding sun visor, sliding front centre armrest, an upper and lower bin in the centre console, a second power outlet, 60/40 folding rear seat with centre arm rest, rear door map pockets with bottle holders and driver’s side front-seat-back map pocket.
Standard exterior equipment on the Chrysler Sebring Touring includes Touring Edition badging, painted and heated power mirrors, quad headlamps with off-time delay, fog lamps and 17-inch aluminium wheels and tyres.
Available options on the Chrysler Sebring Touring model, include MyGIG a cutting-edge Harman/Kardon navigation/infotainment system and electric sunroof.
2007 Chrysler Sebring Limited
With a starting price of $37,490 (RRP) the Chrysler Sebring Limited adds even more features. These include an electric tilt and slide sunroof and 6–disc AM/FM/CD/DVD audio system 6 Boston Accoustics premium speaker and channel 276 watt digital amplifier.
Including standard equipment such as both side-curtain and side seat-mounted thorax air bags, anti-lock brakes, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, an electroluminescent cluster with outside temperature display, telescoping steering wheel, driver seat lumbar with manual height adjuster, AM/FM/CD radio with MP3 connectivity and play capability, analogue clock in instrument panel, sliding sun visor, sliding front centre armrest, an upper and lower bin in the centre console, a second power outlet, 60/40 folding rear seat with centre arm rest, rear door map pockets with bottle holders and driver’s side front-seat-back map pocket.
In addition, other premium amenities include 18-inch alloy wheels, concealed headlamp washers and Chrysler’s patented tortoise shell accents, steering wheel, dashboard and door trim.
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