Chrysler Concorde

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Chrysler Concorde
Production period: 1992-2004
Class : upper middle class
Body versions : limousine
Previous model: Chrysler New Yorker
Successor: Chrysler 300

The Chrysler Concorde is an upper mid-range sedan with front-wheel drive offered by the US automobile manufacturer Chrysler from 1992 to 2004 .

Concorde (1992-1997)

1st generation
Production period: 1992-1997
Body versions : limousine
Petrol engines: 3.3-3.5 liters
(114-160 kW)
Length: 5151 mm
Width: 1890 mm
Height: 1430 mm
Wheelbase : 2870 mm
Empty weight : 1507-1 582 kg
Stars in the US NCAP - Crash Test (1993) Frontal 4 stars
Rear view

The Concorde was presented at the Detroit Motor Show in early 1992 . The design followed the cab-forward philosophy propagated by Chrysler for the first time and featured a long wheelbase, relatively short overhangs and a passenger cabin with a correspondingly short bonnet that extended far forward. The Concorde went into series production as a new model for the 1993 model year; production took place at Chrysler's Bramalea plant in Canada .

The first version of the Concorde was based on the LH platform of the Chrysler group and was closely related to the Dodge Intrepid and the Eagle Vision , from which it differed only in details such as the front section with a classic radiator grille and the design of the rear. The Chrysler New Yorker and LHS models were also derived from the Concorde. There was no Plymouth variant of this model series.

The Concorde was offered exclusively with a 3.3-liter V6 engine or, for a surcharge, with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 24 valves and a maximum output of 160 kW (214  hp ), each in conjunction with one Four-speed automatic transmission . The standard equipment included two airbags , disc brakes all around and air conditioning.

For the 1994 model year, the maximum output of the 3.3-liter engine was increased from 114 kW (153 hp) to 120 kW (161 hp), and the automatic transmission was revised to allow for smoother gear changes. From the 1996 model year, the Concorde was available in the LX and LXi equipment variants; in the latter, the 3.5-liter engine was part of the standard equipment.

From the 1997 model year, the Chrysler Concorde was only produced with the more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Chrysler produced a total of 270,000 copies of the first-generation Concorde.

Concorde (1997-2004)

2nd generation
Chrysler Concorde.jpg
Production period: 1997-2004
Body versions : limousine
Gasoline engines: 2.7-3.5 liters
(149-186 kW)
Length: 5311 mm
Width: 1892 mm
Height: 1420 mm
Wheelbase : 2870 mm
Empty weight : 1561-1611 kg
Chrysler Concorde Limited (2001-2004)
Stars in the US NCAP - Crash Test (2000) 4 stars
Rating in the IIHS crash test (2000), as Dodge Intrepid
Stars in the US NCAP crash test (2002), Concord Limited, Frontal, Driver side 3 stars
Rating in the IIHS crash test (2002), Concorde Limited, as Chrysler LHS
Rear view

The second generation Concorde made its debut in the 1998 model year and featured a modernized, rounder cab-forward design with slightly larger dimensions, a steeply sloping front section with a Ferrari-like oval radiator grille and increased space in the interior.

New light-alloy V6 engines were used, which offered more power than their predecessors, but consumed less: one with 2.7 liter displacement with a maximum output of 149 kW (200 hp) and one with 3.2 liter displacement a maximum output of 168 kW (225 hp). The former was used in the basic LX, the 3.2-liter engine in the Concorde LXi. The engines were each coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission, and in the LXi with an additional function for manual intervention in the shift program.

In the 1999 model year, there were detailed changes in the interior (with regard to the fabrics, the covers and the carpets). In addition, all models received improved anti-roll bars.

For the model year 2000 the chassis was tuned softer, a sunroof was now available as an option. Progressive power steering was built into the LXi as standard. From 2001, front side airbags were available at an additional cost.

From the 2002 model year, the Concorde Limited replaced the discontinued Chrysler LHS . In the LXi, the 3.5-liter V6 engine with a maximum output of 175 kW (234 hp) provided the drive, in the Limited a 186 kW version (250 hp) of the same engine.

In summer 2004 the production of the Concorde was stopped. Its successor was the new Chrysler 300 .


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Individual evidence

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