Chrysler's Sebring mid-size sedan has been the object of much derision by the automotive press over the past few years, and as the company reorganizes its product portfolio as it begins its alliance with Fiat, one important step will be to improve its offerings in the mid-size market. Changing model names might help Chrysler overcome negative perceptions associated with the Sebring name.
Chrysler is not commenting on the name change officially, but the Detroit Free Press says dealers and other sources have confirmed the change. The company showed off a concept with the Nassau name in 2007, but it's unlikely the new car will look like the concept.
Both the Sebring/Nassau and platform-mate Dodge Avenger are scheduled to get significantly updated interiors and exteriors for 2011. Engine choices will consist of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or an all-new V-6.
[Source: Detroit Free Press]